JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers were deciding Wednesday whether to take the first shot in a potential legal battle with the federal government by enacting a measure that threatens criminal charges against federal agents who attempt to enforce certain gun-control laws.
The Republican-led Legislature was considering whether to override a veto of the legislation by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who asserts that it would violate the U.S. Constitution. The gun bill was one of the most high-profile of Nixon’s 33 vetoes, including a bill cutting state income taxes. Lawmakers also were considering overriding the tax bill and other measures.
Odd how the progtard left doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the Constitution when they’re pushing one of their own power-and-control grabs through, isn’t it?
I think Mark Levin is on to something with The Liberty Amendments. The way to defeating the Washington-centric Ruling Class is via the mechanism of federalism: The states have an immense amount of Constitutional power, if they choose to exercise it.
When you look at one of those red and blue maps by county, you see where the federalism power really lies.
As a general rule, there are a hell of a lot more counties that have red majorities than blue. Of course, the urban areas are further subdivided within their respective counties for purposes of representatation at the state legislature, but activism at the local level, aimed at state legislatures, is by far the best approach to counterbalancing the federal power.
Levin’s notion of an Amending Convention to restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government is by far the most potentially productive one to come down the pike since the rise of the national progtards a 100 years ago. And it is tailormade for grassroots activism like that practiced by the various Tea Party organizations.