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Judge Andrew Napolitano's brilliant, nuanced parsing of SCOTUS' recent Decision on AZ SB1070

Restraining Arizona, Unleashing the President

by Andrew P. Napolitano | June 28, 2012

Recently by Andrew P. Napolitano: Can the President Rewrite Federal Law?

When the Obama administration decided that it had no interest in preventing the movement of undocumented aliens from Mexico into the southwest United States, the State of Arizona decided to take matters into its own hands. Based on a novel theory of constitutional law, namely, that if a state is unhappy with the manner in which federal law is being enforced or not being enforced, it can step into the shoes of the feds and enforce federal law as it wishes the feds would, it enacted legislation to accomplish that.

The legislation created two conflicts that rose to the national stage. The first is whether any government may morally and legally interfere with freedom of association based on the birthplace of the person with whom one chooses to associate. The second is whether the states can enforce federal law in a manner different from that of the feds.

Regrettably, in addressing all of this earlier in the week, the Supreme Court overlooked the natural and fundamental freedom to associate. It is a natural right because it stems from the better nature of our humanity, and it is a fundamental right because it is protected from governmental interference by the Constitution itself. Freedom of association means that without force or fraud you may freely choose to be in the presence of whomever you please, and the government cannot force you to associate with someone with whom you have chosen not to associate, and the government cannot bar anyone with whom you wish to associate from associating with you.

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There's one last peaceful remedy...

Nullification. Start sending that link to Congressmen, Senators, Friends, and Family. Spam Facebook and all the NeoCon sites. Do it!


Better grow a backbone. Maybe we can help them do it.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

think they need to have it implanted first! lol.o)

doubt anyone will be a willing donor, though.

it's like would you want to be known as an organ donor who saved Charles Manson's life?

lol... er... eh.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul