Can’t the courts just say “No legal standing” the way they have done to shut down the Obama citizenship lawsuits?
That’s what I was going to say. The States have no “standing.” They are just pass-throughs for block grants and other Federal “aid” these days. Lackeys and cringing knaves.
No legal standing?
When they are forcing you to purchase a product against your will, based on your mere existence and under penalty of law and fines, how can you not have legal standing?
Seems to me the expansion of medicaid and the usurpation of insurance regulation constitute legal standing.
do we have legal standing now to challenge his citizenship now that Obama has (will) signed a bill that MANDATES we buy health insurance
How can any citizen of the United States of America have “no legal standing” with our own Supreme Court? That makes no sense whatsoever, but it is merely a symptom of the larger malady.
As for calling a constitutional convention, be careful what you wish for. We have a great constitution with an amendment process that works; we merely need to hold our elected officials to the letter and spirit of it.
My fears for a new constitutional convention are twofold: one, that the Saul Alinsky crowd will show up in droves to overload the proceedings, bogging it down with rhetoric and procedure, or simply intimidating our representatives in the same way they currently do so.
Second, who here doubts that our rights would be traded for false security in the name of keeping us safe? I can see the first and second amendments, for instance, being chucked out the window in favor of “security” measures. Do not think that “they” would never do that; we never thought that “they” would compel us, through the force of law, to purchase a good or service.
Progressives want a new constitutional convention. They crave it, for they are sure that their tactics would work, yet again, to bring about their ideal state. I am not at all certain the outcome would preserve liberty and the rule of law as we once knew it. We have a constitution; use it.
This is dangerous ground we tread.