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Washington State and the Bill of Rights Nullification

These members of the Washington Congressional Delegation, listed below, voted in favor, unfortunately, of the latest National Defense Authorization Act, in separate votes by the 2 houses of Congress, that effectively nullifies the Bill of Rights (please, see our two previous posts about this subject and our blog Statesperson).  Only James McDermott from the 7th District, of all the members of the Washington delegation, had the integrity to vote against this bill, which incidentally has more things wrong with it than just the Bill of Rights issue, but that was the most important and glaring.

U.S. House of Representatives:

WA-1 Inslee, Jay [D]

WA-2 Larsen, Rick [D]

WA-3 Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R]

WA-4 Hastings, Doc [R]

WA-5 McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R]

WA-6 Dicks, Norman [D]

WA-8 Reichert, Dave [R]

WA-9 Smith, Adam [D]

U.S. Senate:

Patty Murray

Maria Cantwell

The Lieutenant Governor has only one official duty and that is to preside over the State Senate, therefore Mark will study …

GOP Nomination Contest Could Be the Ballgame

We support Ron Paul for president, at least for now; not that we would support any of the Republican presidential candidates except Paul (and possibly Gary Johnson if we knew more than next to nothing about him), but their nomination contest is beginning to look more important everyday, since it looks like Obama will soon be signing the nullification of the Bill of Rights codification that just passed in the pathetic 112th Congress. Even though this particular provision in the defense authorization bill may become law if Obama signs the bill, it would really not be the law, since it clearly overrides the Constitution, and Congress cannot do that through a simple bill that is not an amendment to the Constitution, and not ratified by the necessary super-majority of the states. We think that Obama would be undermining his re-election campaign if he actually signs the bill, which at this time, we're not really sure if he hasn't already. We have a feeling that there won't be a …