CNN reports that the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered Governor Mark Sanford to accept $700 million of stimulus funds, after he originally refused to accept the funds. Folks, this is a perfect example of judicial activism at work trying to interfere with the executive decision of the Governor.
Sanford wanted to use the stimulus funds to pay down the state debt, which was a wise decision, but the Obama administration would not allow it. Sanford made this statement yesterday regarding the decision:
“We continue to believe that this issue is fundamentally about the balance of power and separation of powers in our state, and our hope is that however it turns out it will serve as a reason for more people to make their voices heard about the outdated and bizarre government structure in South Carolina,” Gov. Sanford said. “Legislative dominance in our state costs all of us in very real terms for the way it breeds duplication and waste. If we ever want to be competitive as a state in the 21st Century, it starts with having a 21st Century government structure.”
This is a true travesty at work.