Democracy in Action

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the recent insanity in the Texas legislature.

Of all the stupidity I’ve read surrounding this ordeal, this is the worst:

“Today was democracy in action,” Davis told a crowd of supporters after the failed attempt at a vote, the Austin American-Statesman reported. “You all are the voices we were speaking for from the floor.”

No. Just no. Filibusters are one thing 1, but what we saw in Texas was a mob shouting down the rule of law. Davis’ filibuster ended 15 minutes before the session did and an unruly mob of citizens with no office rose up to prevent the duly appointed elected representatives from carrying out their duties.

That isn’t democracy in action, it’s anarchy.

Notes:

  1. And this one was rather impressive too.