Holder abets power abuse

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As Attorney General Eric Holder continues the federal government’s abuse of power, and the executive branch rules by edict, one has to wonder who will finally stand up and push back even just a little.

The House of Representatives sits idly by and talks a good game but accomplishes little. The Supreme Court, by design the weakest of the three branches, has become so politicized that it is an embarrassment. The court has trampled the Constitution for 50-plus years invoking the “general welfare” clause, the Commerce Clause and the “necessary and proper” clause, all increasing the role of a central government.

The court is one-third of the federal government, and when issues arise among the various states and the federal government, it should be no surprise they rule in favor of themselves. Just because a group of nine politically appointed lawyers say something is constitutional does not make it necessarily so. The president’s attorney general has, with his “guidance” to state attorneys general, in effect said they can ignore state laws if they do not agree with them – nullification in reverse!

I have come to the belief that the only way to limit government in this spend-spend, ignore-the-Constitution atmosphere is through a constitutional convention, with all its risks, and/or using a constitutional state right: nullification by the state of unconstitutional federal law.

Ron Pieper

North Augusta, S.C.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 10:43 am
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"Just because a group of nine

"Just because a group of nine politically appointed lawyers say something is constitutional does not make it necessarily so. "

Well, yes, in the United States of America, actually, it does.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/01/14 - 12:09 pm
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"Well, yes, in the United

"Well, yes, in the United States of America, actually, it does."

Well, no it doesn't. Supreme Court decisions on constitutional issues HAVE IN FACT been reversed at a later date. Just because one set of political appointees and legacy seekers say something is constitutional does not mean that it really is what was intended by the framers of the Constitution. Unfortunately we have allowed the Constitution to be interpreted subjectively when we SHOULD have insisted on literal interpretation. The Commerce Clause has been interpreted to mean that the government can do ANYTHING in the name of regulating commerce. Our founders and the people who came later with Amendments never intended for anything in the Constitution to infer that the government can do or control ANYTHING it wishes.

Just because 9 people say something is constitutional does not make it so. It merely makes it legal for a moment in time.....but legal does not mean constitutional. A literal interpretation of the Constitution as it applies to Obamacare and the way it was written would NEVER have been found constitutional. It took a politically motivated legacy seeking Chief Justice to change words in the law (tax vs. penalty} to rule Obamacare constitutional.....which it is not by ANY stretch of the Constitution.

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jimmymac 03/01/14 - 01:15 pm
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The practice of appointing judges for a lifetime should come to an end. Senility, disease and just the normal loss of faculties allows nitwits to sit on the court making decisions they're no longer capable of doing. It's small wonder that so many ignorant decisions have come out of that body with 80+ years old seniors making laws instead of enforcing the constitution.

Mediaeval
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Mediaeval 03/01/14 - 02:49 pm
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The federal government cannot

The federal government cannot be trusted to be the judge of its own powers--it will just keep expanding them. Nullification is a long overdue remedy. James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution", also authored the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, advocating nullification as a check on federal government overreach.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 04:07 pm
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When the Supreme Court

When the Supreme Court renders a decision on whether or not something is Constitutional or unconstitutional, then that decides it. And people are free to disagree with that, but that doesn't change anything.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/01/14 - 04:11 pm
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There is a way to change the

There is a way to change the ruling of the Supreme Court, and that is a Constitutional amendment. Those don't happen too often.

Mr. Pieper doesn't get to decide on his own what is, or is not, Constitutional. That's not the way this country works.

It's like the fools that insist that traffic checkpoints are illegal and unconstitutional- when, in fact, they are. It's been decided by the Supreme Court that they are, and until they rule differently, we are going to have them. Any state that doesn't like them can pass a state law banning them.

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Bizkit 03/01/14 - 06:53 pm
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Holder must have something on

Holder must have something on all the Stupid Party cause they sure seem reluctant to do anything but theatrics of veiled threats of "contempt", etc. He just ignores them or runs over them like bowling pins.

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Bizkit 03/01/14 - 07:02 pm
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You have to admit the SCOTUS

You have to admit the SCOTUS ruling on the ACA was just ridiculous-because the very thing they were adamant that Congress can't do-and that is "mandate individuals buy healthcare" but just Congress can levy taxes-is exactly what they perpetuated-that all American now have to buy health care or pay a tax. I mean how stupid is that. I thought they were suppose to be wise and logical. So I guess now Congress can tax you to do anything they desire. Houston We've Got a Problem!!!!!Beam me up Scotty quick-this planet lacks intelligent life.

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teaparty 03/01/14 - 07:24 pm
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" As Attorney General Eric
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" As Attorney General Eric Holder continues the federal government’s abuse of power, and the executive branch rules by edict, one has to wonder who will finally stand up and push back even just a little."
Holder is pure and simple a racist that is what he is and will drive all of his actions. He needs to be impeached along with racist in the whitehouse.

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stuaby 03/01/14 - 09:58 pm
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"It's like the fools that

"It's like the fools that insist that traffic checkpoints are..."

Such harsh language, dare I say? "Fools"? Come now. Hardly becoming of someone who, I believe, would like for everyone else to stay in Mary Poppins mode.

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deestafford 03/02/14 - 12:55 am
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It does not require nine SCOTUS...

It does not require nine SCOTUS justices to make the determination whether or not something is Constitutional....it requires only FIVE. Five lawyers (which is not a requirement to be a justice by the way) decide the fate of the country even in cases where the people of a state have voted for something to be a law.

The Founders envisioned the SCOTUS to be the weakest of the three branches of government and because of a lack of intestinal fortitude on the other two branches its power has become way beyond anything feared by the Founders.

Holder and Obama get away with all they are doing because of one, and only one thing----people cower because they don't want to challenge these two blacks and be called raaaaacccciiiissssst. And you can believe that these two usurpers know this and milk every drop out of the cowards.

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teaparty 03/02/14 - 09:40 am
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"Such harsh language, dare I
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"Such harsh language, dare I say? "Fools"?"
that is for only those that disagree

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