Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cantor: Nullification a step in right direction

YOU'RE looking at Rep. Eric Cantor , the likely next House Majority Leader, who apparently is trying to pick up further instructions from outer space. Cantor's latest deposit of wisdom on the media deals with something that was settled by the Civil War. It's called nullification, which would allow states to ignore Federal laws of their choosing. Here's what Cantor says about a proposed amendment to that effect in his home state of Virgin -yah:

"The Repeal Amendment would provide a check on the ever-expanding federal government, protect against congressional overreach, and get the government working for the people again, not the other way around. In order to return America to opportunity, responsibility, and success, we must reverse course and the Repeal Amendment is a step in that direction."
The worst part about this is that we will have to put up with his playground bullying for at least two more years. As you can see, Sir Eric, I, too, want my country back.


Mencken said...

Before nullification, in fact way before nullification, there is the "rule of law". The Constitution is meaningless unless the rule of law is observed and enforced.

Just another inconvenient truth for teabaggers to steep their tea in.

Grumpy Abe said...

The Constitution's Framers were learned men who didn't hesitate to debate the most important issues. But they also agreed that the strength of a democracy lay in virtuous acts for the benefit of ALL of its citizens. Unfortunately, Boehner, Cantor and their ilk have emerged as no more than a gang of one-dimensional white-collar ward heelers. I don't discern any virtue.