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Constitutional Conservative? Nope Congressman Steve King

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Well we are off and going with the introduction of bills to the One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress.  The  one we saw this week was from  Iowa Congressman Steve King.  He introduced:

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing, in conjunction with his 100% repeal Obamacare Act also introduced today at the start of the 115th Congress, a bill to prohibit the Supreme Court from Citing Obamacare in future decisions.

So basically the idea is that Congress would be telling the United States Supreme Court what they can do with their decisions. Now this becomes more interesting when you read his website that says: 

I am committed to strictly interpreting the Constitution in light of its original meaning and the common understanding of the intentions of our Founding Fathers who wrote and ratified this founding document. Our Constitution is timeless and is just as legitimate today as when it was first written. The principles the Constitution embodies and the system of government it establishes has allowed our exceptional nation to flourish. When I was sworn into Congress, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and I carry a copy of the Constitution with me in my pocket as constant reminder to uphold its principles.

I believe that our great Founding Fathers implicitly understood the threat posed to individual liberties by a large and intrusive federal government. One of the ways the Founding Fathers sought to limit the power of the federal government was by reserving powers to the individual states, and to the people themselves. I am a firm believer in states’ rights, which is why I am a proud member of the Tenth Amendment Caucus, which focuses on restoring the critical balance between the powers of the states and those of the federal government.

Above the Law pointed  out:

the precedents King wants the Court to ignore are actually GOOD for conservatives! Has he even read these cases?

Separation of powers  is one of those long term things that makes our country great.   While there are times I don’t agree with one of the parts,  it is the way they work together ( or in opposition) that protects us all.  This really looks like activism  and a attempt to upset that balance.

The Constitution gives us certain rights that aren’t there to be doled out in little pieces. We hear those who have no doubt about all of the protections of document. It’s time that their actions supported the rhetoric.