Ahh, nullification. Don’t like a Supreme Court decision or executive order from the President? Just pass a law saying you don’t have to listen to them. The old classics never really go out of style. Meet Texas state Republican Molly White, who is going for Tea Party All-Star status in the space of just a few months.
White’s bill, HB 2555, would amend Texas law to state that its ban against same-sex marriage would “apply regardless of whether a federal court ruling or other federal law provides that a prohibition against the creation or recognition of a same-sex marriage or a civil union is not permitted under the United States Constitution.”
Of course, as Alabama will soon learn, federal courts trump state courts and federal law trumps state law. Should this pass and be sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott – the state’s former Attorney General – it’s hard to believe even he would sign it.
White also subscribes to Tea Party conspiracy theories. Last week she filed a bill to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Agenda 21.
Yes, Agenda 21.
Supremacy Clause? Son, this is Texas. (Insert Yosemite Sam shootin’ noises here.) We will legislate the galldurn tarnation outta your Supremacy Clause. (Spittoon ding.)
And I have to disagree a bit here, I think Gov. Greg Abbott would love to sign something like this to stick it to those Beltway Liberals, because FREEDOM and EAGLE and MURCA.