Nine WI Republicans expose their own stupidity, backing arrest of any federal official who tries to implement Obamacare

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I chanced upon a piece in the MJS and learned that nine Republicans in the state legislature, “say they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law [i.e. Obamacare].”

They are:
Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield
Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin
Reps. Don Pridemore of Hartford
Rep. Erik Severson of Star Prairie
Rep. Tom Larson of Colfax
Rep. Scott Krug of Wisconsin Rapids
Not sworn in yet:
Rob Hutton of Brookfield
Mark Born of Beaver Dam
Dave Murphy of Greenville

They answered yes to the question “Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare?” in a survey from the group Campaign for Liberty.

How frighteningly ignorant. (See the end of this post for the other questions)

My mind is dwelling on 2 points:
1) Seven key aspects of *Obamacare were enacted the moment the bill was signed on March 23, 2010. Do these people even know that?

2) Good luck with those arrests.

Assuming these nine ignoramuses could really rally enough support for their ideas, what then might happen? I assume that U.S. federal marshals would be brought to bear on the situation.

The United States has had federal marshals acting as the enforcement arm of the federal court system in this country since the Judiciary Act of 1789.

Let’s ponder a particularly contentious enforcement of a federal order by marshals.

In 1962, federal marshals accompanied James Meredith when he came to the University of Mississippi to register for school. Their presence around the black student was deemed necessary because of threats presented by white racists at the site who were enraged that their school “Ole Miss” was becoming integrated by a black man at the order of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Riots ensued (or as James Meredith called them, “battles”). As described by the blog USSlave, “Thousands of rioters hurled bricks and stones and fired bullets in a storm of protest against Meredith’s assault on white supremacy and racial segregation, which white Mississippians defended in the name of states’ rights… The campus turned into a battlefield on the evening of September 30 with perhaps two thousand rioters attacking the 500 federal marshals sent to protect Meredith. In the end, hundreds were wounded, two were killed, and millions of dollars of property was destroyed. Within a week more than 10,000 federal troops had arrived to restore order on the campus.”

Let’s review the security and military forces that were called in to help enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s order:
* 500 U.S. Marshals
* The 70th Army Engineer Combat Battalion from Ft Campbell, Kentucky.
* U.S. Army military police from the 503rd Military Police Battalion
* The Mississippi Army National Guard
* The U.S. Border Patrol

It’s absurd to think that 2 people were ultimately killed and hundreds wounded because racists decided they would turn to violence when James Meredith exercised his constitutional rights and came to Ole Miss for a college degree.

I hope that no state in the union comes to that level of madness again.

You can learn about the ACA otherwise called “Obamacare” right here.

Here are the questions:
Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including the Real ID and Pass ID programs?

Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit?

Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare?

Do you support the “Right to Work,” which states that no worker can be forced to join or pay union dues as a condition of getting or keeping a job?

Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures?

Will you support legislation that protects Wisconsin farmers from the federal government for selling Wisconsin agricultural in Wisconsin?

Would you support a law that allows Wisconsin citizens to purchase non-pasteurized dairy products as long as it is clearly marked?

Footnote:
More on the U.S. Marshals service

*Obamacare is otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA.

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  4 comments for “Nine WI Republicans expose their own stupidity, backing arrest of any federal official who tries to implement Obamacare

  1. Gomez
    November 14, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Yeah, well, there’s the ever popular Conspiracy Charge. Let’s start by noting the penalty for a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a Federal Marshal – $250,000 fine and up to a year in prison and the Conspiracy Statute say “If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States,…,or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more or such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy,..” Well, the upshot is that in a case of a misdemeanor, each person in the conspiracy can be fined $250,000 dollars and sent to prison for a year. And yeah, its constitutional.
    So those 7 incredibly stupid pieces of crap better hope that nobody associated with the campaign for liberty acts on their petition.
    And something else: Voter ID is not mentioned in the constitution

    • Gomez
      November 14, 2012 at 2:49 am

      Oops! I miscounted, I meant to say “9 incredibly stupid pieces of crap…”

      • November 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

        Thanks for the info on Conspiracy. Perhaps they need somebody to send them a letter or two – or million – about that.

    • GeoffT
      November 14, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Well hopefully they wind up getting themselves convicted of some federal felony or other and disqualified from holding their Senate/Assembly seats per Article XIII Section 3(2) of the Wisconsin Constitution.

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