Declaration of Independence
Prior to 1990, the governor of Wisconsin wielded one of the mightiest line-item veto pens in the 50 states, being able to strike out individual letters, digits and punctuation marks so as to completely rewrite bills submitted to him by the legislature. The governor's "Vanna White" veto was outlawed by a constitutional referendum that year. The so-called "Frankenstein veto" that governors Thompson and Doyle put to extreme use, which permitted combining sentences by striking words at the end and beginning of existing sentences, was overturned by a citizens' referendum in 2008.
It is traditional for many newspapers, including the New York Times, to print the Declaration of Independence on a full page of the paper on July 4th. Reading the Declaration of Independence in the Times this morning made me wonder how Governor Walker might like to modify it if he were to take the Vanna White and Frankenstein Veto pen to it.
Here is one educated guess as to how it might end up:
In every stage of these Oppressions We