Conservatives believe strongly in the rule of law, it is a bedrock of their principles (?) and something they like to trumpet in their speeches. So it is somewhat surprising that we learn, thanks to Think Progress, that a group of conservative legislators in
Wisconsin feel that the state
does not have to obey the law and implement health care reform.
As Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law.
So what is their rationale here, what are they thinking? (Okay, thinking is probably not the operative word).
Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from
who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back
legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal
officials who take steps to implement it in . He said he believes the health
care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that it
passes constitutional muster. Wisconsin
Oh, okay, the law is unconstitutional even though the Supreme Court says it is constitutional. So how do these nine congenital idiots determine if something is constitutional?
The Campaign for
endorse a notion being promoted by conservatives called nullification that
holds that under the 10th Amendment states can ignore federal laws if they choose. Liberty
Well those are fighting words, who knows, maybe the country ought to engage in a civil war to decide the issue. Oh wait, we did. Guess what Campaign for
Liberty, you lost.