Wednesday, November 21, 2018

I'll keep my loopholes, thank you

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for November 21, 2018)

In those moments when my skepticism falters, the recent midterm elections threaten to give me a little hope. It doesn't last long.

A Congress divided between Republicans and Democrats brings the promise of sweet gridlock, but they always seem to find a way to work together more than is the rest...

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  1. if there is a govt, if there are laws: then all [fake] laws repugnant to the constitution are void.
    ...or there is no law, and no legitimate govt.

    "... the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument."
    -Chief Justice John J. Marshall,
    Marbury v. Madison,
    5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137; 2 L. Ed. 60 (1803)