Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Interesting Idea

H/t -> InstaPundit link to Volkoh Consipracy

A Constitutional amendment whereby two thirds of state legislatures could repeal a federal law.

I think this is a great idea because:

1) The states lost their role in a federation by the direct election of Senators. This leans some authority back towards the republican government guaranteed in the Constitution by giving authority of approval back to the States of which the federal government is subservient to. This has gotten reversed and needs to be corrected.

2) It would serve as a check against federal judicial activism.

3) It fast-tracks corrective measures short of a constitutional amendment for each issue.

4) It checks the influence of large regional power structures like California from imposing their policies on smaller areas of the country. So if the federal government attempts to force something like clean-air standards based on California's economically destruction regulation policies other states can negate that action.

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