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Doug Wardlow brings the crazy, goes full tenther

by The Big E on April 8, 2011 · 3 comments

Rep. Doug Wardlow (R-Eagan) goes full tenther last night introducing an amendment to the Health and Human Services bill.  His amendment excempts Minnesota from the federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, that past a year ago.  Tea Partiers like Wardlow claim the 10th Amendment gives states the right to declare federal laws null and void if they don’t like them.

Unfortunately, teabaggers have a poor grasp of the Constitution and always always always ignore the parts of it they don’t like.  They ignore the fact that in the 10th Amendment the framers avoided the word “expressly” when describing the limitations of federal laws.

Teabaggers always always always ignore Article I, Section 8:

Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.

The crazy, it hurts.  Make it stop.

Alec April 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

President Obama said point blank, you don’t have to follow the affordable care act. Come up with something that covers as many people without costing more, and you can throw Obamacare into the trash! All you have to do is come up with a better idea.

Oh yeah, they’re Republicans. I forgot.

JML April 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

when you think about a great legislator like Mike Obermuller being replaced by this clown.

I hope we can shove this guy out the door, but considering the attitude most of the DFL seems to have towards the 2nd…I’m skeptical.

ericf April 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Wardlow thinks comparisons to the doctrine of nullification used to protest slavery and oppose civil rights goes too far, but the first thing he said was the country for decades has been heading towards a cliff. Did Glenn Beck write that part?

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