Biltis submitted over 320,000 signatures last night to place on the November ballot a referendum that would allow Arizonans “to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution,” as the ballot measure reads….
Yes! For example, I’ve been meaning to do something about that standing army we’ve got nowadays!
“In my old homeland, I’ve seen the government grow and take away freedoms and ruin business and ruin communities,” he told KJZZ. Lately, “I’ve seen the government growing out of control and it looks like familiar signs,” he said. Biltis is from Montreal, Canada. “I’ve seen, literally, my father-in-law die at the hands of socialized medicine,” he explained.
Federal overreach also comes in more quotidian varieties, like speed limits and the ban on incandescent light bulbs. “Besides the insanity of it, if you have a federal government that can choose to ban a light bulb that has existed for 100 years, that served us pretty well, what can’t they do?” he asked reporters.
That’s right! Nothing should ever be replaced by something better or more efficient! Now excuse me while I go render some tallow — we need some more candles for the weekend.
“I believe the Supreme Court completely got it wrong,” he told reporters of the Affordable Care Act ruling. In fact, he said he disagrees with the entire concept of judicial review, first established by the 1803 Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, which allows courts to strike down federal laws.
Well — judicial review in some form almost certainly predates the Constitution and was explicated as part of the constitutional package in Federalist 78. You don’t like it — I get that. But if you feel that nine unelected clowns shouldn’t be allowed to review or second-guess the legislation duly passed by the American people’s representatives, why on earth would you propose that three million or so unelected Arizonan clowns should be able to?
He acknowledges that states could opt out of anti-segregation laws, but says he’s confident that wouldn’t happen.
Boy, it always comes back to that shit, doesn’t it? You can’t talk about liberty for three minutes straight in this country without somebody bringing up how tough it is that you can’t keep black people out of your restaurant anymore, oppressivefederalgovernmentmumblemumblemumble….
Somebody page Rand Paul.