Sunday, May 08, 2011

What's Happening Lately, and Why?

Let me see if I get this straight...

If a state government tries to do something that Barack Obama disapproves of, even if they have the right to do it, his administration will sue that state or otherwise find a way to covertly shut them down.

But if a Democrat-run state wishes to publicly defy existing federal law, and it's a law that Barack Obama or his hoped-for constituency doesn't like...

Cue the crickets.

Remember when we were a country of laws, and we had this thing called a decentralized government that operated through a deliberate separation of powers? And remember when we had a media that scrutinized everything that the federal government did and screamed bloody murder when something seemed wrong?
You should--it was only three years ago.