Thursday, April 4, 2013

States Have No Rights

Some goober in North Carolina is pushing a bill to flagrantly violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Because North Carolina. It's mostly just more Republican bluster - since losing two election cycles to a black guy, the Grand Old Party has spectacularly lost its shit - but it does reflect a very real problem in this country: the failure of education.

'Cause this whole supremacy thing is already covered in the Constitution. Article VI, Clause II states "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." Two hundred year old legalese is much clearer than the current variety so the only logical conclusion is that not only do state officials not know this, but neither do their constituents.

And it's always those types, isn't it? When they're not bitching about how income tax is unconstitutional, they're insisting the Constitution already allows for whatever reactionary bullshit du jour they've glommed onto this time. The degree of ignorance regularly on display would end an immigrant's naturalization on the spot but for the blood and soil Americans still throwing a bitch fit over Obamacare it's A-okay. And the inevitable failure of all these measures will just reinforce the persecution complex these yahoos have instead of personalities. It's worth remembering that these people aren't happy unless they're pissed off at a democrat, especially if he's black.

Incidentally, if an official religion were instituted it would have to be at the federal level - which the Establishment Clause clearly forbids also but that didn't stop George W. Bush from trying his darnedest. And who knows what a VP Palin might have been like...

Ooh, see what I did there!

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