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Georgia House Bill 352 [Pic+]

Hits: 4935 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Gerry1of1
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Male, 30-39, Southern US
 210 Posts
Monday, April 08, 2013 2:49:16 AM
I don't see where a state choosing to ignore a federal law should result in a withdrawal of federal funding, except for maybe funding related directly to the law being ignored. If the fed outlaws sky-blue cars (silly, I know, its an example), and a state chooses not to arrest people for driving sky-blue cars, then, by all means, the fed can withhold funds for training law enforcement on how to tell the difference between sky-blue, cornflower blue, and baby blue. However, it would be ridiculous for the fed to withhold, say, funding for a large highway upgrade because of it. Besides, a state choosing to ignore a federal law doesn't mean that the law doesn't exist in that state, just that the state won't enforce it. If a federal officer issues a citation/arrests someone for the federal law, that would be "legal", but the state won't do it for them.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 9:50:54 AM
If Feds pass laws they shouldn't that's up to the courts to decide, not the states. The states are subordinate to the Law of the Land as they are all part of the same damn country.

This whole Stoner's Dilemma you've brought up here sets the stage for a future court challenge, and that boys and girls is how law is adjudicated here in the USA. The more you know.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 9:19:34 PM
It works like this: states should obey all the federal laws that liberals agree with, and they should ignore all the federal laws that liberals disagree with. Any questions?

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3814 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 5:34:55 PM
I wouldn't want to live in the idiotic district that voted this idiot in.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2824 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 4:49:36 PM
@CaptKangaroo: then every state that has legalized weed, for any usage whatsoever, also needs to be stripped of federal funding until compliance of the Federal law.

People want things to change, but no one wants to stand up and change it. Here we have a group of people wanting to change the status quo and is receiving backlash. Can't have your cake and eat it too, eh?

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2128 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 4:29:24 PM
I think that withdrawal of Federal funding would be held hostage to compliance with Federal law; As politicians and bureaucrats are greedy little thieves at heart, it would be an effective tool.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2354 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 3:47:47 PM
fancythat, you're a total f*#king a$$h*le.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 59 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 3:10:20 PM
short sighted thinking...this will blow up in their face

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34031 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 2:10:03 PM

Paperduck, in theory no state can pass a law that violates Federal Law. But the Federal Government was only to pass a minimum of laws for interstate commerce or security. But now the Congress just goes crazy passing all kind of silly laws that the states have to enforce.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 298 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 2:09:37 PM
Wow fancythat, nice to see you generalizing an entire state based on your experiences with a small percentage of its inhabitants.

I live in GA and I'm well educated, I've traveled abroad several times, and I too abhor stupidity. I agree that GA is full of its fair share of idiots, but there are many of us here that do not fall into that category.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34031 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 2:07:52 PM

Feds pass laws they shouldn't. The states are supposed to rule themselves, not be servants to the Federal Gov'ment. In California and other states we're currently ignoring that pot is illegal by Fed standards.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1720 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 2:03:57 PM
I'm not very versed in the state vs federal laws. How is it decided which has precedence? For example, some states legalized marijuana despite federal illegality, but in other cases, lets say abortion, a state can't ban it. How is it decided?

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 1:58:53 PM
Supremacy clause, US Constitution.

The Federal Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, and disgruntled states can go pound sand.

Unless you want Miss. to get their legal slavery back, however.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2824 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 1:43:08 PM
I am in 100% support of this, and everyone should be as well.

Point in case: marijuana laws.
It is a federal crime to even have marijuana, yet many states have decriminalize the use of marijuana, at least in some degree.

How is that any different then what Georgia is doing?

The individual state's power should always supersede that of the federal government's.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 12:51:59 PM
Well, fancythat, I hate that you said 100%. It is a pretty backwards state, I agree, but there's a great deal of culture here, too. Georgia Tech and Emory are both pretty top notch schools. We have a wonderful golf tournament here every year (speaking of, it's just about to crank up), a lot of us have advanced degrees, are well-traveled, have lived outside the country, and can correctly pronounce all manner of words. So, perhaps what you meant to say was that a "slight majority" of us are inbred Hillbillies without enough sense to kick our own asses. But not all.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 11:59:10 AM
"The courts are the only option for disgruntled states, according to Neil Kinkopf, a constitutional expert at Georgia State University’s law school."

Good luck, Georgia. Do what you will, but you're not helping to change my experienced notion that you're a state primarily consisting of back woods hicks. Lived outside of Atlanta, in Dunwoody, worked in Albany (pronounced Al-binny) at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, and I think you guys are 100% uneducated back woods hicks with no concept of "nation" because most of you have never even left the county in which you were born and inbred.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 10:17:03 AM
V To groggily hit the snoozebar after deciding that maybe getting up this early without Mom's permission wasn't such a brilliant idea after all.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 62 Posts
Saturday, April 06, 2013 8:51:11 AM

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34031 Posts
Friday, April 05, 2013 2:47:08 PM
Link: Georgia House Bill 352 [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Georgia state panel to determine which Federal laws to ignore.

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