Just when you thought things might be calming down over on the right-wing fringe, lookie what turned up amongst the flood of bills introduced last week in the North Carolina Senate: a fun little proposal to basically eviscerate the United States government.
The proposal by Senator Ralph Hise of western North Carolina would call for a federal constitutional convention for the purpose of enacting a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment would purport to restore “State sovereignty in our Constitutional Republic by providing State Legislatures Countermand authority.”
In case that’s not ringing a bell, what Hise means by “countermand authority” is the following:
“State Legislatures in the several States shall have the authority to Countermand and rescind any Congressional Statute, Judicial decision, Executive Order, Treaty, government agency’s regulatory ruling, or any other government or non-government mandate (including excessive spending and credit) imposed on them when in the opinion of 60 percent of State Legislatures the law or ruling adversely affects their States’ interest. When the Countermand threshold has been reached, the law or ruling shall be immediately and automatically nullified and repealed. This Countermand authority shall also apply to existing laws and rulings.”
Coming up next: proposals to invalidate the results of the Civil War. Stay tuned!