We may have to deal with the results of Chief Justice John Robert’s road to leftism, but we don’t have to go quietly into that socialist good night.
Nullification. South Carolina shows us how it’s done:
The Supreme Court may have ruled ObamaCare is constitutional, but implementing the controversial federal law would become a crime in South Carolina if a bill passed by the state House becomes law.
The bill, approved Wednesday by a vote of 65-39, declares President Obama’s signature legislation “null and void.” Whereas the law that Obama pushed and Congress passed is known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, South Carolina’s law would be known as the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act.
It would prohibit state officials and employees from “enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws” and “establish criminal penalties and civil liability” for those who engage in activities that aid the implementation of ObamaCare.
Let’s hope the South Carolina Senate has the same spine the House does.
If they do pass it, they can expect a nice letter from the Attorney General, very similar to the one Gov. Sam Brownback received:
The U.S. attorney’s office for Kansas released the letter on Thursday.
“Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying outtheir official responsibilities,” Holder wrote in his letter. “And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities.”
But both Governor Brownback and the Secretary of State Kris Kobach are expressing confidence that any legal challenge to the state’s new gun law will not hold up in court.
Brownback wrote back in a letter Thursday that “Kansans hold dear their right to bear arms” and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the former law professor who helped draft the law, accused Holder of “blustering” over the issue.
Blustering. Great word.