Religion Resolution Aptly Introduced On April 1st

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For example, the 1795 case of United States v. Peters held that if “the legislatures of the several States may, at will, annul the judgments of the courts of the United States, and destroy the rights acquired under those judgments, the Constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery, and the nation is deprived of the means of enforcing its laws by the instrumentality of its own tribunals.”
From Cohens v. Virginia in 1821, which looked at the federal constitution’s “supremacy clause,” the court’s majority held that “the general government, though limited as to its objects, is supreme ... This principle is a part of the Constitution, and if there be any who deny its necessity, none can deny its authority.”
So while the resolutions proponents are firm in their beliefs, they simply harken back to arguments tried in the 1830s or the 1950s when it came to issues of race.  And their arguments were soundly rejected. 
As noted, the proposed “Rowan County, North Carolina, Defense of Religion Act of 2013” resolution was filed at the beginning of April—April 1st, to be precise. 
I’ll let the date speak for itself. 
Michael Bitzer

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