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Montana Guv: Nullification unAmerican

Gov. Brian Schweitzer, pictured, told fellow Democrats Monday that bills advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature to “nullify” federal laws in Montana are “anti-American” and do nothing to solve problems faced by the state. Schweitzer, speaking to a meeting of House Democrats, said if Montanans and others disagree with federal polices, they can advocate for Congress to change them. “But a state like Montana saying, ‘We will pick and choose which laws we will enforce?' ” the governor said. “That's not the American way. … “Some of these (bills) are actually passing. … The nullifying bills are anti-American”/Mike Dennison, Missoulian. More here.  (AP file photo)

Question: Do you think “nullification” bills are un-American, as Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer does?

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