The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

April 5, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, April 5, 2014

Changes should be made in leadership

The Democrat leadership in the West Virginia Legislature has resorted to their old playbook by passing popular legislation that could never pass constitutional muster. This allows Democrats to tell the voters that they tried to protect “fully formed 20 weeks old unborn human beings,” but sadly the Pro-Life bill may not pass Supreme Court scrutiny.

This allowed Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto the bill because his legal team informed him the bill would not pass code.

As a former member of the West Virginia state Senate, I know that many lawyers are paid by the state to assist legislators in writing bills that follow West Virginia Code.

Sadly, it seems to me that more moral outrage is expressed over animal cruelty than the ending of a human life. Until changes are made in leadership and incompetent government officials are removed, situations like this will continue to plague West Virginia.

Russell E. Weeks Jr.


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