Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nullification Passes House, 49-20

Update (2:26 p.m.): Eye on Boise has a breakdown of the vote and Randy Stapilus has a must-read piece at Ridenbaugh Press.

Nullification legislation has passed the Idaho House by a margin of 49-20.

The following quote from Ken Andrus (R-District 29) seems to portray today's quite well and is very, very disturbing:
"I don't recommend seceding from the Union, but if Uncle Sam wants to say 'you're out of line and you're doing something that is unconstitutional and we're going to withhold all federal funding from you,' I say, 'Uncle, you bring it on! You bring it on as soon as you want.' "
This is not a proud moment for Idaho, no matter what the GOP-led Legislature says.

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