Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nine Wisconsin Lawmakers State They Do Not Have to Obey Laws

Bringing Up the Question:  Why Are They Lawmakers?

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that it passes constitutional muster.

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 Liberty and others endorse a notion being promoted by conservatives called nullification that holds that under the 10th Amendment states can ignore federal laws if they choose. 

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.


  1. I made the grievous mistake of reading the linked article. Arresting federal officials who try to implement a federal law is just one of several insane things these idiots endorse. And of course they are all Tea Partiers.

    The so-called "conservatives" promoting nullification should refer to this well-known portion of the Constitution, specifically the "Laws of the United States" part:

    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, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.

  2. I syympaththize with the fact that you went to the link.

    We read these things so you don't have to.