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Marti: Nullification Doctrine Unlawful

The U.S. Constitution gives small states - notably Idaho - such an oversized voice about choices they don't like, it's a wonder anything gets done in this country. But when the people of this land overcome obstacles that states such as Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska and Montana place in their path, they have a right to expect citizens will yield to the national will. Idaho has been content to do so. Now it's flirting with a dangerous doctrine. Rather than asking the federal courts to declare national health care reform unconstitutional, Idaho's renegade lawmakers want to make that declaration on their own. Some would call that an insurrection. Others, such as Gov. C. L. (Butch) Otter and Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, label it nullification/Marti Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Does anyone out there seriously think that Idaho can pass a law ignoring the will of the land re: health care reform and get away with it?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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