“Bizarre” ideas on Rule of Law in the City of Austin

Pratt on TexasThe Austin American-Statesman reports that when environmentalist “…Patricia Seeger was asked in 2009 to voluntarily join an Austin land-use commission, she thought the opportunity could help her spread smart, responsible development across the city.”

“It was a chance to give back to the community she had come to embrace after moving here from the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years ago.

“I just wanted to help,” Seeger told the American-Statesman on Tuesday. “I want to help neighborhoods to be able to protect themselves from outrageous development. I have very strong environmental leanings.

“So when Seeger learned Tuesday that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had sued her along with seven other members of Austin’s Planning Commission, the news struck her as “bizarre.”

Austin’s mayor thinks requiring his city to abide by its own laws is unwarranted “meddling” from the A.G.

The story is about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filing suit to force the ouster of eight members of Austin’s planning commission because their membership on the commission is prohibited by the Austin City Charter because they are connected to the real estate business. The charter states clearly than no more than one-third of the commission can be connected “directly or indirectly” to the real estate business.

Austin’s mayor thinks requiring his city to abide by its own laws is unwarranted “meddling” from the A.G. and liberal Seeger thinks such to be “bizarre” and it is typical of Leftist liberals.

In other words, the rule of law is for thee and not for me and, such has been the practical experience of Leftist political rule across the globe.

Leftists want their planning rules to govern others but think enforcing the rules under which they serve to be “bizarre.”

In other words, the rule of law is for thee and not for me and, such has been the practical experience of Leftist political rule across the globe.

What is truly bizarre is that more people don’t realize such.

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