Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thom Tillis Flirts with the Crazy

Travis Fain at the Greensboro News & Record tracked Republican Speaker of the NC House Thom Tillis and his pre-Thanksgiving pander to the Far Right, which thinks that any state (especially the ones in the South) can simply say they don't like any Federal law and by means of such a declaration choose not to follow that law.

It's called "nullification," and it's what the cotton-brains in the South advocated in 1860 until mere advocacy demanded actual cannon fire.

Mr. Tillis said he kinda, sorta likes some of that idea.

In other words, O my Brethren, the state of North Carolina has much further to go before it bottoms out in the new Republican Trough of Stupidity, because there are no Republican leaders with the sense and courage to stand up for reality (not to mention the Constitution).


Anonymous said...

178 pntliveThe Constitution requires state to use nullification. It's called the tenth amendment.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.

Anonymous said...

Hoping the few remaining NC journalists are prepared to work overtime to keep up with the bullshit that's about to overtake our good state.

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed. The liberals are going to cry and whine to an amazing extent over the needed reforms that are made.

Anonymous said...

JW, you just love federal laws controlling all aspects of our lives, don't you? The more the better, huh? According to you, the states are mere appendages of a bloated, overgrown federal bureaucracy.

Why do we need a Constitution or a Bill of Rights? 'Not to mention that the feds ignore these documents. The power-mad goons only refer to them when these articles and amendments serve their purposes.

To you, JW, all we need is a overbearing, tyrannical, oppressive, murderous, thieving District of Criminals dictatorship.