’50s flashback! Ga. Senate leaders back nullification

Ladies and gentlemen, I guess it’s time to break out the butternuts from the attic, grab the shotguns and rally the local militias at the county courthouse again, because our fine leaders in the Georgia General Assembly apparently ain’t quite ready to forgit.

It’s time to nullify:

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The passages above are from Senate Resolution 889, which would create a special legislative panel and empower that panel to declare that certain federal laws shall be null and void within the boundaries of Georgia.

According to its language, “this resolution shall serve as a notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist any and all activities outside the scope of its constitutionally designated powers.”

And if the federal government, like Lincoln at Fort Sumter, chooses to ignore said resolution?

“… It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to adopt and enact any and all measures that may become necessary to prevent the wrongful enforcement of any federal laws or regulations duly nullified within the boundaries and limits of this state.”

Oh my. ” … any and all measures that may be necessary …?” That sounds ominous.

You may also want to know what particular areas of federal activity are targeted by these new powers of nullification? The resolution helpfully states that the federal government’s “power to regulate ‘commerce’ does not include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, major crimes or land use. Nor does it include activities that merely ’substantially affect’ commerce.”

Somebody should alert Congress and the Obama administration that funding to deepen the Port of Savannah won’t be needed after all.

Oh, and that $8 billion in federal loan guarantees being used to build those two new nuclear plants? We won’t be needing those either, as it turns out. Georgia farmers, already hit hard by legislation aimed at illegal immigrants, will also have to surrender all federal subsidies for cotton, peanuts and other crops. Sorry about that guys.

The regional office of the EPA can close down, and since major crimes can no longer be investigated or prosecuted here by the feds, the FBI will be closing its Atlanta office and ending any ongoing investigations into Mexican gangs, methamphetamine traffic, etc.

It would be easy to dismiss this resolution as nonsense if not for a couple of factors. First, when a similar resolution was introduced three years ago in the Senate, it got no public attention and as a result was approved quietly but overwhelmingly, bringing well-deserved ridicule to Georgia. The last thing we need, in the wake of the recent outbreak of birtherism here in the Peach State, is to give the rest of the country any further reason to scoff.

Second, the resolution is not the work of some isolated, powerless backbencher nursing silly illusions of revolution. Among its co-sponsors are Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, the two top leaders in the Senate. In other words, it’s the work of powerful people nursing silly illusions of revolution.

Your Georgia tax dollars at work.

– Jay Bookman

440 comments Add your comment

Yip, yip, yippee

February 23rd, 2012
4:06 pm

Gale

February 23rd, 2012
4:06 pm

Ow! Ow! Even now I have to squinch my eyes tight becuase they tried to roll right out of my head!

Yip, yip, yippee

February 23rd, 2012
4:06 pm

Yip, yip, yippee, I was first!!! First time I’ve ever won one of these contests!! Yay!!!

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:09 pm

Your kewpie doll will be in the mail, Yip, once you advance the $50 in handling and processing fees.

Gale

February 23rd, 2012
4:09 pm

Hey Chip and Tommie, you are a couple of Yutzes. Someone actually voted for these guys?

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:10 pm

and I don’t mean $50 Confederate

TGT

February 23rd, 2012
4:11 pm

UPDATE: Fresh numbers out of Gallup:

Romney 50 percent
Obama 46 percent.

Yes, Gallup.

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:12 pm

If GA used the law to reform their Medicaid dollars, I’d say amen brothers.

If it is to do stupid things (ala make all abortions illegal, reinstitute segregation, etc.), I’d say these guys are being morons.

Gale

February 23rd, 2012
4:12 pm

We ain’t gonna do anything them yankees in Washington say. But y’all keep that money coming.

Yip, yip, yippee

February 23rd, 2012
4:12 pm

Thanks, Jay. In honor of this victory (which I hereby dedicate to regressives everywhere), I promise to play nice with Thulsa on this one. (He could use it; poor little zealot is having a tough year, and it’s likely to get much, much worse for him.)

They BOTH suck

February 23rd, 2012
4:13 pm

JB

Make sure you add in that awesome ginsu knives as well………

Yip might like to cut a beer can in half than slice a watermelon

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:14 pm

ty webb

February 23rd, 2012
4:14 pm

TGT,
jay didn’t want those numbers brought up.

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:15 pm

JohnnyReb

February 23rd, 2012
4:15 pm

Hot Damn! It’s about time.

Seriously, I believe there is at least one other state who has passed similar legislation.

More important is the situation in which we find it necessary to do so.

Don’t worry about the thoughts of citizens in other states. The Conservatives there will be OK with it, the Left won’t. Just like this place.

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:17 pm

My guess is that certain relatives and good buddies of certain powerful people will be on that panel that never meets but get paid for that.

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:18 pm

If it’ll stop the new nuke plants….there may be some merit

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:19 pm

With regards to forcing everyone to buy health insurance or pay a fine, I would love some kind of nullification/exemption.

But wow does this bill go way to far. They’ve crossed the line. They’re so far past the line…the line is a dot to them.

(quiz – what comedy t.v. show is that last quote from?)

Mr. Snarky

February 23rd, 2012
4:19 pm

Can my town nullify state laws then?
I think so!

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:20 pm

From the Gallup poll description: The gap between Obama and Romney across all previous measures has varied between zero and four points, none of which is statistically significant.

In other words, nothing’s changed so far.

JohnnyReb

February 23rd, 2012
4:20 pm

So Granny, I see you held on to those kerosene lamps.

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:21 pm

But wow does this bill go way to far.

Once again, Republicans wander into “traitor” territory.

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:22 pm

What does a Gallup poll about Obama/Romney have to do w/ this topic exactly?

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:22 pm

Until somebody verifies the safety of the water supply here in Georgia, I am not drinking any more of it. There has to be some kind of dumbassery virus/bacterium spreading through our state.

JohnnyReb

February 23rd, 2012
4:22 pm

ByteMe – fighting for Liberty is not being a traitor.

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:23 pm

Goody the stupid is not limited to Georgia…

Alaska-(ENEWSPF)- A man from Juneau, Alaska, has filed suit with the state’s Division of Elections to bar President Obama from appearing on that state’s ballot on the basis that the President is a “Mulatto”, and “the race of ‘Negro’ or ‘Mulatto’ had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:23 pm

What does a Gallup poll about Obama/Romney have to do w/ this topic exactly?

Deflection when one can not defend the insane actions of their party of choice.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing numb nutz?

February 23rd, 2012
4:24 pm

Jay, I think you hit it on the head. Obama says Fine. No federal money for you. No bases, no contracts. No roads. They’ll be on their hands and knees begging for mercy.

The Republican Insanity continues.

Adam

February 23rd, 2012
4:24 pm

This would be funny if it weren’t also likely to be backed by Republicans on the federal level.

Did everyone FORGET the 14th Amendment?

Out for the day ya’ll, peace.

jconservative

February 23rd, 2012
4:24 pm

The first thing that needs to be nullified is the pure socialist Social Security payments being sent to Georgia residents. We neither need or want anything socialist from the Federal Government!

And then lets get that useless air force base at Warner Robbins closed. We could better use the land to grow peanuts or peaches.

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:25 pm

johnnyReb

better kerosene than glowing green…..

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:25 pm

Jay

If you get to the Gold Dome anytime soon, can you let the Senate leadership know they have another award to put on their desks. Here it is for them to display with honor.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wEa1KD3bQwA/TY1izKoLWvI/AAAAAAAAADE/gNlCo3cmaPA/s320/jackass-award-300×300.jpg

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

February 23rd, 2012
4:25 pm

We liberals living in Georgia just have to accept the fact that we are surrounded by a bunch of yahoos. But they do make loyal employees. Back to work, yahoos.

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:25 pm

“I am not drinking any more of it.”

someone call bro an ambulance in about 3 days. since almost all bottled water and all sodas are made with local tap water.

liberals are so silly

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:26 pm

Unfortunately, Granny, “Senate majority leader and Senate president pro tem” trump “man from Juneau.”

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:26 pm

Jay,

You ok with “numb nutz” in a name? I’ve seen you band ones that aren’t as bad.

Just sayin….

This is your chance to prove the naysayers, who say you only punish republicans, wrong.

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:27 pm

let’s roll up the interstates and ship them to a smarter state……

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:28 pm

Unfortunately, Keep, Pea may have a valid point.

Please adjust.

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
4:28 pm

First, when a similar resolution was introduced three years ago in the Senate, it got no public attention and as a result was approved quietly but overwhelmingly, bringing well-deserved ridicule to Georgia. The last thing we need, in the wake of the recent outbreak of birtherism here in the Peach State, is to give the rest of the country any further reason to scoff.

JB – Newsflash, they’re not only “scoffing” at Georgia, they’re laughing so hard they’re wetting their pants. I’m sorry I had to be the one to tell you. :sad:

TGT – Here’s another poll out today (maybe you missed this one):

55% of people who voted on this poll think that the republican party is insane, incestuous, and incompetent.

25% of people think that republicans are just insane.

10% of people think that republicans are backwards and want to forcibly create a theocracy.

5% of people think that Rick Sanitarium is certifiable.

5% of people had no opinion on anything. Unfortunately these are the same people who also grow up to watch Fox News…..

They Both Sux – If yip gets a prize I want one tooo. It’s only fair. I’ll take a picture of Boris Kodjoe buck naked on a rock.

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:28 pm

ByteMe – fighting for Liberty is not being a traitor.

Yes, but declaring actions that go against the Federal Constitution is most definitely an act of traitorous aggression.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing numb nutz?

February 23rd, 2012
4:28 pm

oooh even better. Let’s shut down the FAA and the TSA at the airport. And no coordination with the entire system. If you fly into Georgia, your own. And without any immigration services, no international flights permitted. NY and other airports celebrate!

Sorry Brosephus, looks like you may have to relocate for a bit.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:29 pm

jcon

Now, you know they won’t nullify that stuff!!!

JohnnyReb

February 23rd, 2012
4:29 pm

According to this website, Georgia receives $1.01 federal tax dollars for each $1.00 paid in. I believe we would be just fine if the Feds cut off their dollars.

http://visualeconomics.creditloan.com/united-states-federal-tax-dollars/

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

Jay

Please don’t say trump….

gives me nightmares about tribbles.

RF

February 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

As if the state legislature weren’t already crazy enough, they go and propose this!! How helpful this would have been in the 50’s when the dang feds desegregated the schools, and in the 60’s when they gave everyone the right to vote without passing a literacy test. Well, I guess better late than never…

Can anyone honestly tell me this is pointed at anything besides the health care law? So Get ready to pay your doctor in chickens and educate your younguns at home after you get through building the cabin. But wait, we’re still going to accept federal money, right? Just so long as we don’t have to answer for what we do with it. SHEESH, what a bunch of morons we elected this time around.

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

“I’ll take a picture of Boris Kodjoe buck naked on a rock.

Oh. So you like rocks, Debbie?

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

Done Jay but it was not directed at anyone it was a line from SNL spoof of halftime commercial

Erwin's cat

February 23rd, 2012
4:30 pm

Oh my states exercising their rights as a state

Jay

February 23rd, 2012
4:31 pm

Understood, Keep. It’s not because I thought it was directed at anyone. Just a matter of newspaper taste …

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:31 pm

Brosephus, where’s the facepalm? We demand the facepalm!

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:32 pm

someone call bro an ambulance in about 3 days. since almost all bottled water and all sodas are made with local tap water.

It may be local tap water in those bottles, but that doesn’t mean it’s local Georgia tap water. Sometimes, you can be so clueless…

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Keep

At the rate the GA Assembly’s going, they’re really sparking the urge to relocate much sooner than later. These people are nucking futs!!!

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:32 pm

“let’s roll up the interstates and ship them to a smarter state……”

Liberals live in fantasy land…..

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:33 pm

“It’s not because I thought it was directed at anyone. ” – Oh pahlease. We all know Keep is a pretty big smartass…it was directed at Republicans. :) He ain’t foolin’ anyone.

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
4:34 pm

JReb: ByteMe – fighting for Liberty is not being a traitor

When Lincoln decided NOT to make the south pay for their treachery he created a monster that just won’t die. He should’ve had them all (rebels) doing hard time in a mine shaft somewhere.

Beverly Fraud

February 23rd, 2012
4:36 pm

I keep telling folks, we could raise funds by selling sponsorship rights to the General Assembly. Yahoo seems a natural fit, seeing as you apparently can’t swing a stick under the Gold Dome without hitting at least one, perhaps several.

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:36 pm

Obama: “Drilling Alone Is ‘Bumper Sticker’”

So is: “Hope and Change”

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
4:36 pm

wow, pea can read minds, project his own thoughts and still whine. :roll: But hey, he concedes in one post that Republicans are losing. And the rest is history. Thanks for playing. Bless your heart.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:37 pm

Towncrier

February 23rd, 2012
4:37 pm

“According to this website, Georgia receives $1.01 federal tax dollars for each $1.00 paid in. I believe we would be just fine if the Feds cut off their dollars.”

Shhh…don’t dispel the illusory need for and dependency upon a behemoth federal government held by the liberals here.

Butch Cassidy

February 23rd, 2012
4:38 pm

I’m all for a state excercising it’s rights. Just don’t come crawling to the Feds when you need a handout and it’s all good.

They BOTH suck

February 23rd, 2012
4:38 pm

Debbie

JB might have a picture of himself he can send you as a gift

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
4:39 pm

Jay : Oh. So you like rocks, Debbie?

Among other things…. :wink:

RF

February 23rd, 2012
4:39 pm

JohnnyReb: so you’re saying if this passes we just magically quit paying any federal taxes and get to keep all that money here? HOORAY…oh, wait, that means our own state government gets to tax us and spend that money. The only thing crazier than D.C. is our own general assembly.

Peadawg

February 23rd, 2012
4:39 pm

Ohforcryingoutloud, lighten up Keep.

Godzilla facepalm = EPIC!!! Love it Bro.

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:40 pm

Oooo… here’s a good game for the home audience:

If George Carlin were living today, which Republican candidate would he endorse, if any, and why?

Butch Cassidy

February 23rd, 2012
4:41 pm

I’m sure with the advent of Tornado season, the residents of Georgia will be tightening up their bootstraps for a long season of pulling. Afterall, you can take pride in the fact that when the next town gets wiped off the map by the weather, you won’t have to be beholden to that big ol intrusive federal government for aid. Just give your bootstraps a yank and thank God that Obama can’t interefere in your life anymore.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:43 pm

Peadawg

I think I have about 15-20 saved in my favorites. I may have to create one for Beyond epic. I can understand the appeal to the base for such a bill, but c’mon, this stuff has gotten way out of control.

jm

February 23rd, 2012
4:43 pm

“I’m all for a state excercising it’s rights. Just don’t come crawling to the Feds when you need a handout and it’s all good.”

ditto

ByteMe

February 23rd, 2012
4:44 pm

Granny Godzilla

February 23rd, 2012
4:44 pm

Bro

HOLY CRAP!

LOLs pix add 15,000 pounds!

Those spikes make my butt look huge.

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
4:45 pm

TBS: JB might have a picture of himself he can send you as a gift

I’ve seen that picture (it’s his blog after all); it’s a great picture, but I think MRS. JB might have a problem with her man sending “photos of himself in his high school sweater” (only).

UPDATE: Went looking but Couldn’t find a picture of Jay in a sweater (only) – I think his wife took down the site.

Whatever

February 23rd, 2012
4:46 pm

I understand why this is a looney but does anyone here believe we have the balance of power between the fed and the states that our founders pictured? I for one believe the feds are way over the line with the power they think they have.

If the feds went back to a limited federal government they would need less funds. The states could pick up the slack by collecting those funds. Then Georgia could deepen their port with their own money that is currently going to the feds.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:47 pm

RF

You bring up an interesting conundrum there. IF the GOP decides they don’t want federal money and they will just keep their money here, they set themselves up for some serious contortions. State taxes would have to go through the roof to make up for the fed money that would be lost. I think most of the GA Assembly has signed Sir Norquist’s blood oath to never raise taxes. That would stand to reason that GA would go belly up faster than it’s banking system Georgia could potentially be the first state to declare bankruptcy and have to be taken over by the Feds. That would be funny as hell because they would end up being taken over by the feds because they didn’t want to be ruled by the feds.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:48 pm

GG

To quote my favorite Founding Father..

“I like big butts and I can not lie. You other brothers can’t deny.”

–Thomas Jefferson

JohnnyReb

February 23rd, 2012
4:48 pm

States and Citizens are positioning themselves to fight big government and the Liberal agenda personified in Obama. Everyday more and more people are realizing how Progressivism has taken over main stream media, colleges, and if Obama is not defeated, the Federal Government. There is in fact a conspiracy on the Left even if not formalized. Here’s an example.

We can no longer depend on the National TV networks and legacy Newspapers to report without bias. For example, when gasoline hit $3.50 a gallon in 2008 when W was president, news story after news story made it an issue. Gasoline has doubled in price since Obama went in office. If you can find a mainstream media story it points out how oil is a global commodity, etc. not within Obama’s control. So, W should have done something about it, but Barry gets a pass, an almost complete pass.

PopCulture which influences youth who can’t name top Congressional leaders but can tell you how many hit records some rap rat has pushes Progressivism because it fits with their objectives.

It’s up to Conservatives to preserve the Nation as founded and not let Obama and the Left rule over our decline into a European state or banana republic. Any and all push back is fair, even if it looks stupid.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 23rd, 2012
4:49 pm

Well, I’m mighty grateful to Chip Rogers for making that law that will protect me from being chased down and having a chip planted in my brain.

But this latest caper is just too much. So if Brocephus won’t do it, I will:

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Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
4:50 pm

DDR…. be careful asking for photos in specific articles of clothing…. you never know, you might be doomed to get a poster in his wife beater and [due to recent trademark infringement letter, lets just say a particular type of swimwear known most for small displays and large overhangs from the belly region]. The photo will not be suitable for framing but you can order copies from AMW. :D

Whatever

February 23rd, 2012
4:50 pm

Brosephus,

We shouldn’t be ruled by the feds. The federal government by definition is supposed to be limited.

Tenth Amendment – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

I dare say no one thinks we are living in under this as written. Some just think we’ve went further than others.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Jay

Any idea why they would have the time to get this legislation together and add another layer of government bureaucracy, i.e. “a special legislative panel”, when they don’t seem to be able to enact legislation that would deal with ethics, something they already have an agency/panel to deal with? Seems like the State GOP has no problem with creating “big government” when it’s something they support.

Erwin's cat

February 23rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Seriously what’s the problem?…it’s not a motion for Secession, it merely stops or allows GA to stop the Fed from over reaching on the Constitution (in theory anyway)…should the state not protect it citizens from an over reaching Fed?

carlosgvv

February 23rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Nullification was put forth in 1828 by John C. Calhoun. It was ultimitely rejected because of the threat of bringing the federal government to a standstill. No matter what the law, someone would want to nullify it. Comes now the latest from our crazed Tea Party Republicans. From the beginning I have been saying these Tea Party people are essentially nuts. I’ve been called many names because of that. Do any of you still want to call me names for calling these people “crazed”? If so, is there any limit to what they can do and still count on your support?

Bernie

February 23rd, 2012
4:53 pm

“It is a matter of common knowledge that the government of South Carolina is under domination of a small ring of cunning, conniving men.” – Strom Thurmond

Many would agree the same exist for the Government Leaders of the State of Georgia….this action is a
one of the many examples of it this month.

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
4:53 pm

Whatever

If something like this needs to be legislated, then it needs to be targeted and specific. The overly broad legislation has a way of biting the GOP hard in the ass. If I were them, I would just leave it alone until I had given it plenty of thought and debate. Kneejerk legislation NEVER works as intended.

AmVet - Stop the Phallacy Party.

February 23rd, 2012
4:55 pm

Could we just have an exorcism for our Republican nitwits?

Their long and growing list of stupid repulsive antics make us the laughingstock of the nation.

And to that point, Byteme, Carlin despised today’s Republicans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlKMy65dyz4&feature=related

Whatever

February 23rd, 2012
4:55 pm

Bro,

I agree with you. Just saying we are starting to see pushback against an over reaching fed. It’s about time. I’m just not sure how the best way to do it its.

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
4:56 pm

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Explanation:

Drafting and adoptionThe Tenth Amendment is similar to an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation: “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”[2] After the Constitution was ratified, some wanted to add a similar amendment limiting the federal government to powers “expressly” delegated, which would have denied implied powers.[3] However, the word “expressly” ultimately did not appear in the Tenth Amendment as ratified, and therefore the Tenth Amendment did not reject the powers implied by the Necessary and Proper Clause

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
4:56 pm

Erwin’s — if the state believes there is an “over reach” then they have a mechanism to address that called the courts.

Towncrier

February 23rd, 2012
4:59 pm

“…does anyone here believe we have the balance of power between the fed and the states that our founders pictured?”

I think that question is irrelevant to “progressives” as they want what they want, irrespective of history or the founders conception of things. Why else do we have justices on the SCOTUS looking to European constitutions for guidance and make decisions based on “emanations from a penumbra” (boy, the sheer inanity of employing such a phrase in a legal decision strikes me every time I repeat it – for you could perhaps undermine the validity of your own argument in no better way than to appeal to nonsensical gibberish like this)?

Erwin's cat

February 23rd, 2012
5:00 pm

Keep – So what’s the problem?

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
5:01 pm

Seriously what’s the problem?…it’s not a motion for Secession, it merely stops or allows GA to stop the Fed from over reaching on the Constitution (in theory anyway)…should the state not protect it citizens from an over reaching Fed?

A state, (ESPECIALLY the state of Georgia), is not greater nor equal to the Federal Government. Period.

I’m always amazed at a layman’s (and sometimes “lawyers” like Taitz) interpretation of the US Constitution. It’s sort of like the interpretation of the bible. We have one bible, and that one bible has spawned over 100 religions. Same words, same meanings, but different interpretations.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
5:02 pm

Why else do we have justices on the SCOTUS looking to European constitutions for guidance

Yep you obviously did not study law….. or look at the many court decisions of John Marshall or others. Congrats on the talking point without sense!

Butch Cassidy

February 23rd, 2012
5:02 pm

I can see the rallying cries by the Georgia faithful now. “Keep the federal governement out of my FEMA. :)

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
5:03 pm

Whatever

The thing that get’s lost in all of this is that the GA Assembly is basically fighting against itself. It’s not like we are a collection of countries making up a consortium. This country is a collection of states that are bound together under uniform law, the Constitution. In my opinion, nullification is akin to telling your parents you’re not going to abide by their rules while you live under their roof. However, when you think the government overreaches like a kid in a candy store, nullification seems like a perfectly legitimate act.

Towncrier

February 23rd, 2012
5:04 pm

“If something like this needs to be legislated, then it needs to be targeted and specific. The overly broad legislation has a way of biting the GOP hard in the ass. If I were them, I would just leave it alone until I had given it plenty of thought and debate. Kneejerk legislation NEVER works as intended.”

I would concur. Sadly, however, I think most legislation at the state or federal level is not all that well thought out. And I suspect that is because the people drafting it are lawyers, who are not by experience problem solvers but merely individuals who know how to manipulate and work within a closed written and verbal system.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
5:04 pm

Erwin – so you don’t comprehend the difference between a court decision and a legislative act?

If you think that its “not a problem” then no need for the legislative act, correct?

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
5:05 pm

RC

I appreciate that post. For some reason, my post with that particular facepalm disappeared into cyberspace.

Jefferson

February 23rd, 2012
5:06 pm

Fine with me, some folks just won’t belive you can get burned until you get burned.

DebbieDoRight

February 23rd, 2012
5:06 pm

Towncrier – What was the “history” of the Constitution when the South tried to redraw from the Union?

do you feel that they had justification, according to teh 10th Ammendment, to declare themselves free of the US and form another union?

Brosephus™ - Some things simply make you think WTF??

February 23rd, 2012
5:07 pm

Sadly, however, I think most legislation at the state or federal level is not all that well thought out.

And even though we see this type of thing happening over and over again, we still elect the same jackasses to the same positions. When you look at things from that angle, who’s really at fault?

Keep Up--Te gusta losing?

February 23rd, 2012
5:08 pm

And I suspect that is because the people drafting it are lawyers

Nope. In fact lawyer participation in legislatures is down dramatically. Most bills are written by lobbyists, many of whom are not attorneys. Most good attorney’s would not be caught drafting most of the garbage that passes for legislation and the twists and turns negotiated by politicians. Try working a bill through the legislature sometime and enjoy the craziness.