Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Supremacy Clause trumps Tea Partiers

Hate to break it to all those faithful Tea Party followers (can you be a member to a non-organized group?), but no one seems to know a damn thing about "states’ nullification," which is a delusionary figment of the right-wing’s imagination.

There is a Supremacy Clause in the Constitution, written by the same "founding fathers" these wingnuts love to quote (but a document they obviously have NEVER read), which simply states that federal law trumps all … and I don't mean Donald Trump. In fact, it was written BEFORE the vaunted (but misunderstood) 10th amendment.
Here it is:

Article VI, Clause 2
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, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Damn ... seems clear as a bell unless you are blind like Medina and the "others." (A little LOST reference). THAT is what the founding fathers had in mind and to keep attacking it with a contrarian viewpoint is wrong.
But being factually wrong has never been an impediment to attacking the truth.

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