Know your constitution: Nullification edition

Since idiot state legislators continue to file bills in violation of their oaths to the state and federal constitutions, it's time to rearm citizens with the basics of our shared government -- the constitution.

The US Constitution is what binds us together to form a country. The North Carolina Constitution is wholly subservient to the US Constitution. Why? Because the North Carolina Constitution says so.

Article I, Sections 3, 4, and 5 (emphasis mine):

Sec. 3. Internal government of the State.

The people of this State have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof, and of altering or abolishing their Constitution and form of government whenever it may be necessary to their safety and happiness; but every such right shall be exercised in pursuance of law and consistently with the Constitution of the United States.

Sec. 4. Secession prohibited.

This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation; there is no right on the part of this State to secede; and all attempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve this Union or to sever this Nation, shall be resisted with the whole power of the State.

Sec. 5. Allegiance to the United States.

Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can have any binding force.

You'd think the state's own constitution would be enough for these fools who keep introducing "nullification" and "sovereignty" bills, but apparently not. So, the next time someone starts off a conversation with "the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution" just tell them to read Article VI of the US Constitution (again, emphasis mine):

Article. VI.

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.


Thanks for writing this

We're going to keep it anchored on the front page for awhile in hope that some of the honorables will discover how to read. Much appreciated.