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Missouri has it together except for the idiot governor

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    Good idea but bad execution. The bill is unconstitutional because it makes it a crime for federal agents to enforce federal laws (Supremacy Clause) and infringes on the reporter's first amendment rights. It would just result in expensive legal fees when the state was sued for the law. They could have easily passed laws that would have been constitutional muster with a law preventing local authorities from assisting with federal gun law investigations and making it a crime for government officials to release information on CHL.

    I know that the idea sounds great but we always complain about the other side passing unconstitutional laws and we should hold our side to the same standards.
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Except that the Fed doesn't have any more authority than is specifically enumerated in the Constitution, anything else NOT enumerated is an individual State issue.

    It's like saying, "the SCOTUS upheld the Arizona immigration bill against the DOJ challenge because coming into the country illegal is already illegal", in other words how can a State law banning unconstituional Federal actions be unconstitutional?
     
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  4. PMB

    PMB Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    That there is some more good thinking Stomper. I am enjoying reading your take on things.

    Let's make the most salient point bold... Except that the Fed doesn't have any more authority than is specifically enumerated in the Constitution, anything else NOT enumerated is an individual State issue.

    Folks, go and read the Constitution. If you're not up on it, you'll weep for how far this great document has been tossed from the governing bodies.

    Weep for the future.... But don't let the tears blur your vision through the iron sights and scopes at an Appleseed meet. Project Appleseed Home