Constitution Worshipers Hoping to Radically Change It

As you may have heard, the Republican party simply does not care for Barack Obama's health care law. And yet it's still a law! How is this fair? It's not. Time to introduce a constitutional amendment banning, uh, laws, then.

Whether you hate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or not, it's possible that trying to reinstate the Articles of Confederation because one bill irritates you would be an overreaction:

The same people driving the lawsuits that seek to dismantle the Obama administration's health care overhaul have set their sights on an even bigger target: a constitutional amendment that would allow a vote of the states to overturn any act of Congress.

Under the proposed "repeal amendment," any federal law or regulation could be repealed if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states voted to do so.

It's a start, but a more comprehensive amendment would simply say, "This amendment here bans the Democrat party from doin' stuff."

This repeal amendment will not go anywhere of course. It would allow all the states with very tiny populations to kill everything for sport. Also: State governments should not have federal legislative powers.

Still, it will probably find its way into the next Democratic Tax Deal.

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