Law & Principles

SQ 640 protects taxpayers

December 1, 2017

Jonathan Small

If you want to regulate speech, you belittle the First Amendment. If you want to confiscate guns, you vilify the Second Amendment.

In Oklahoma, if you want to reach into taxpayers’ wallets for more cash, you denounce the constitutional protections established by State Question 640, which was approved by voters in 1992.

In case some forgot, 640 is that annoying rule on revenue-raising measures. With it, voters took back some of their power. The measure first calls for Oklahoma voter approval on tax increases. Or, alternatively, the Legislature could pass tax increases with a supermajority of at least 75 percent in each chamber.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.