Letters to the Editor

Says state judiciary has no right to challenge legislature

Since when does the Judicial Branch of government have the right to call in and confront the legislative branch of the government? The court’s job is to interpret law. Nothing more. They have no right and no business challenging the Legislature. Maybe the Legislature should cite the judiciary for contempt if the judges make a decision with which the Legislature disagrees. However, what this highlights is the absurdity of the Washington state constitution. The fundamental task of government is safety of the populace. Without this, government is void. Therefore, having this state’s constitution say that education is the highest responsibility is ludicrous. We as a society may believe that an educated populace is vital for progress. However, putting such in the constitution is an ignorant, unworkable way to achieve this.

Robert Jacobson