There Ought to Be a Law

PEOPLE ARE FOREVER proposing constitutional amendments for stuff that really doesn’t belong in the Constitution. That happens a lot here in Ohio, because we have an initiative process that makes it easier for the people to amend the state Constitution than to get a regular statute passed. And then there’s that stupid Defense of Marriage Amendment. Ain’t gonna happen. Doesn’t matter wrong or right, it’s just not, and it’s none of the government’s frigging business one way or another anyway. So just. Stop.

But here lately, there’s been an awful lot of oath-breakin’ goin’ on out dair </senfoghornleghorn>. Take SOPA or the Protect IP act. As Mythbuster Adam Savage avers, avows, and asserts in Popular Mechanics, these bills aren’t just unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional.

And I’m thinking that, if there ever were a crying need for a constitutional amendment, this would be it: legislators who even propose, let alone pass bills that are unconstitutional ::coughmccainfeingold::cough:: and executives who sign them should face charges of treason. After all, such behavior is — Deliberate or stupid, it doesn’t matter, ignorance of the law is no excuse, right? — tantamount to making war on the Constitution and thus on the People of the United States. Not cricket.

And they’ve been getting away with it for far too long because, at the end of the day, they’ve been allowed to forget who their bosses are.

We really, really, really need to remind them.

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