Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UPDATE: When GOP Presidential candidates go batshit crazy

As quoted in 2/16/2016 Mediaite post.

Nutburger Cruz plays footsie with fellow nutburger and white-haired radio talk show blatherer Hugh Hewitt.

Original 2/15/2016 post starts here:

As quoted in With Death of Antonin Scalia, an Already Volatile Campaign Erupts.  (The New York Times, 2/14/2016)

A repeal of the 2nd Amendment requires the passage of a new amendment.

And we have a precedent for this. 

Source:  Wikipedia

Please note that this involves more than a day's work.

And how does the amendment process work?

As a clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist two decades ago and as a current member of the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz should know.

An amendment to the U.S. Constitution may be proposed in 2 ways.
  1.  A two-thirds majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  2.  A constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of State legislatures.  (This method has never been accomplished.)

Then the amendment has to be approved by three-fourths of the state legislatures.

In other words, Supreme Court justices do not initiate this process. And fat chance on that approval rate.

Keep in mind that the batshittiest crazy guy is in 2nd place.

Related posts:
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) leads the Republican hypocrisy parade for the moment.  (2/15/2016)
Ron Johnson misreads the Constitution and misinterprets originalism.  (2/15/2016)
Dear Mitch McConnell, Where in your revered Constitution does it say that the people must have a voice in the selection of a Supreme Court justice?
Dear GOP, Where in your revered Constitution does it say that the President shall wait until after an election to make Supreme Court appointment?  (2/14/2016)

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