Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:08 AM
The Straight Story (47,901 posts)
WI:9 Repub state legislators back bill to arrest federal officials who try to implement Obamacare
Nine Republican state legislators say they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement Obamacare, the Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley reports.
This is a law passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court. But that's not enough for Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), one of the Gang of Nine, who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to arrest federal officials who took steps to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin. Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still believes that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
"Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he's above the constitution," he said.
No, but here's how it works, Rep. Kapenga. The Supreme Court decides that. And led by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, it has.
This states rights issue thing was pretty much decided when Lee surrendered to Grant. These legislators need to get a grip, read the Constitution and move on to working with federal officials, not threatening them.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 AM
The Velveteen Ocelot (39,770 posts)
2. Two words: Supremacy Clause.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
Article VI, sec. 2 pretty well demolishes those idiots. I wonder if any of them ever took a constitutional law course? Or even basic civics? For all their ranting about the Constitution, seems like they don't know it very well.