If you’re not a fan of hippies and socialists it’s a good day in Kansas City.
A group that sought to halt a new weapons plant in south Kansas City has dropped its effort to get a petition initiative on the November ballot.
The Kansas City Peace Planters had gathered more than 4,300 valid petition signatures to place a measure on the November ballot. It sought to prevent the manufacture of non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons and to convert the plant into a facility for “green technology.”
But the city council voted 12-1 against putting the measure on the ballot, saying it was unconstitutional, since it violated federal powers to set defense policy and interfered with numerous contractual obligations.
The Peace Planters had gone to court in Jackson County to try to get a judge to force the city to place the measure on the ballot. The two sides were expected to square off in court this morning. But the Peace Planters just put out a press release saying they are dropping their court fight.
It’s a beautiful thing to see the reality and common sense prevail without the protracted legal battle that liberals love to embroil our country in time after time, year after year… especially the whacko environmentalist nut-jobs who get off at the very mention of a courtroom.
At the end of the day, however, the Mad Libs realized that this was an absolute no-win situation; they couldn’t make the water murky enough to pull it off. It wasn’t up to “constitutional interpretations” or “activist judges” or even their “save the planet” anti-nuke pro-green hellfire-in-a-bottle rhetoric.
They picked a fight with the one element of American government that will never back down and supersedes all others: the military.
You know that old adage that you don’t pick a fight with men who buy ink by the barrel?
Well, you also don’t pick a fight with men who buy nukes by the truckload.