New bills proposed in several states, like Mississippi, would enact measures to negate possible new federal gun control laws like, “create a committee to help neutralize federal laws and regulation ‘outside the scope on the powers in the Constitution.’ ” Yes, you read that right. Some states are trying to enact laws that will make it legal for them to decide what federal laws are and are not Constitutional, based on their individual interpretation of the document. The only problem is, Article 3 and Article 6 of the Constitution deem that UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Quick question, Americans Against the Tea Party: Can you imagine what would have happened if Democrats had tried to pull this crap during the Bush Jr. years? We think Faux News would have gone into full-on “unpatriotic, commie, liberal traitor” meltdown mode.
Yes, all federal laws they disagree with would be neutralized. It’s like legal Febreeze!
– Stephen Colbert
PART 1: State officials fight Obama’s gun grab-o-rama by trying to outlaw the enforcement of federal gun control measures.
PART 2: The former associate White House counsel describes past nullification efforts during the Civil War and Brown v. Board.