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Allunknowing seems to be one of those people who thinks that his having an opinion makes him right. It doesn't. But it does make him a waste of my time.
1 year, 5 months ago on 15 and Counting. Berkeley, CA Rejects NDAA
The difference between judicial review and your opinion is that judicial review is law and your opinion is just you running your mouth. The difference between judicial review and your opinion is that if the judge says you're guilty and your opinion is that you aren't, you go to jail anyway.
One is that Justice Marshall wrote that in the context that he was deciding Marbury vs. Madison and establishing the principle of judicial review. Judicial review - not opinionated shouter review.
Second is about resisting the government by force. Do you really imagine a scenario in which a bunch of middle-aged beer-bellied loudmouths with hunting rifles take on the Marine Corps? If you think you can do it, go right ahead and try it and see what happens.
Allunknowing has named himself correctly. He seems not to know that the qualification to decide whether an act of Congress is constitutional or not is not whether one has an opinion or not. The qualification to decide is that one has to be a Supreme Court justice, and I am very very sure that Allunknowing is not one.
Instead of it being the other way around, it is settled law that the nullification doctrine is unconstitutional. Neither states nor internet comment writers get to decide whether federal laws are unconstitutional or not. Only federal judges do.
Which puts Allunknowing in the position of insisting he has the right to decide based on a constitution which says he doesn't have any such right. Maybe it is time for Allunknowing to stop making a fool of himself?
Nullification was the doctrine of John C. Calhoun and other defenders of slavery in the antebellum South. It was the doctrine of those who believed in the Constitution so very very much that they pretended away the Supremacy Clause (US Constitution, Article VI, Clause 2) which provides that federal law is the law of the land and that conflicts between state and federal law shall be resolved in favor of federal by both state and federal judges. It is the cement that holds the Union together.
The Supremacy Clause was rewritten in blood at Cold Harbor, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, and a thousand other places, and finally at Appomattox Court House. To all the unreconstructed Nullifier Confederates in the South and to the unreconstructed leftist Nullifier airheads elsewhere in the country, we say, "The Civil War is over. You lost. Get over it."