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Tea Party hatches quiet-but-insane plot against democracy: Meet the “12 Percent Solution”
Salon ^ | January 16, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg

Posted on 01/19/2014 7:29:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 01/19/2014 7:46:49 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

What if there were a fourth branch of government that would allow the fans of “Duck Dynasty” to overturn Roe v. Wade, repeal Obamacare and pretty much nullify any federal law or Supreme Court decision they don’t like, based on the support of as little as 12 percent of the nation’s population? And what if that fourth branch already existed in the American constitutional order, just waiting to be properly realized?


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; demagogicparty; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulrosenberg; salon; teaparty
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Wasn't that photo at the link of Confederate re-enactors subtle? And I guess Paul has never read that the founding fathers abhorred democracy, likening it to mob rule.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 7:29:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stopping the murder of unborn human beings is “insane”?

God, please have mercy on people of good will.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 7:31:19 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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based on the support of as little as 12 percent of the nation’s population?

You mean sorta like foisting homosexual agenda items on a public who despises that agenda?

You mean like overturning state laws and constitutional amendments?

Yeah that would suck....

Idiot.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 7:35:29 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Im getting a strange response from salon.com

403 Forbidden

nginx


4 posted on 01/19/2014 7:35:45 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank God we are a constitutional republic. Salon’s idea of “democracy” is mob rule by “Occupy” buttholes.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 7:36:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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and a columnist for Al Jazeera

All I needed to know.

6 posted on 01/19/2014 7:38:54 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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Looks like it’s shifting us over to their 2014 index or something for whatever reason.

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/16/the_right%e2%80%99s_quiet_but_insane_plot_against_democracy_the_12_solution/


7 posted on 01/19/2014 7:39:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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Of course, nullification is unconstitutional. The text of Article VI is crystal clear: This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

Laws that are unconstitutional or that contravene constitutional rights are not the supreme law of the land so therefore they can be nullified by the States.

8 posted on 01/19/2014 7:41:59 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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I see Karl Rove and the GOPe are starting to get their message about the evil Tea party out.
9 posted on 01/19/2014 7:42:23 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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The author seems strangely attached to the 6th Amendment without think about the meaning of the 9th & 10th.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 7:44:37 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what does the confederate army re-enactment have to DO with the cruz of the article? oh thats right White People ....Guns, Bibles

Thank you!


11 posted on 01/19/2014 7:44:39 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another leftist scare tactic!


12 posted on 01/19/2014 7:46:06 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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The Left is running scared. Everything they do is unconstitutional. Perish the thought that the people, at the grass roots level, would like to re-boot our constitutional republic.
We are going to have a successful article 5 movement, or we will have CW2. I think the effete metrosexuals at salon should prefer the former. They have their magazine, and we have our magazines.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 7:47:39 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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http://dirtyhippies.org/2011/03/09/taxing-the-poor-to-balance-the-budget-in-georgia/

his personal website

DIrty Hippies....DOT org!

what a guy


14 posted on 01/19/2014 7:48:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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LOL! You forgot to add “extremist, right wing(?), radical, redneck, moonshine swillin’, racist, homophobic, anti-islamist, right to life, Duck Dynasty watchin’, gun lovin’, Teabaggin’” evil Tea Party.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 7:49:20 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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‘...While his ideas may be too radical to succeed, Clarkson warns, “The amendment’s very radical nature could generate an inflammatory debate that makes other competing proposals seem moderate by comparison, even though there is nothing moderate about them.” ...’


Isn't this Standard Operating Procedure for the lefties?

16 posted on 01/19/2014 7:49:38 AM PST by az_gila
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Yes. The fact that he says nullification is unconstitutional proves that he’s a lying SOB.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 7:50:03 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Projecting much?

18 posted on 01/19/2014 7:52:02 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thirty states equals 12% of the population?


19 posted on 01/19/2014 7:54:02 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a fourth branch, it is legislation and forced compliance with no recourse to traditional courts via agencies such as EPA, FDA, IRS, etc.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 7:55:25 AM PST by rey
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