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  •  Supremacy or not (0+ / 0-)

    there is something about making a statement, even a futile one.

    •  There is also something stupid about making (0+ / 0-)

      a stupid statement, too.

      •  I'm not sure stupid means what you think it does (0+ / 0-)

        and I wish I had been able to respond to the above comment more in real time, but I was away all yesterday.

        So, if a state legislature were to pass a law granting Edward Snowden asylum, or let's say, Edward Snowden, snuck into California, under cover of night, and the State passed a law forbidding any state official or law enforcement from cooperating with the Federal Government to apprehend Snowden, what exactly is stupid about either of those acts?

        Are they stupid just on account that they violate the Supremacy Clause (the second act does not)?

        Are they stupid just because Snowden committed a treasonous act and should be punished?

        Are they stupid because the Federal Government has our best interests at heart and any spying on its citizens and global citizens, has only been done for the protection of its loyal subjects?

        Are they stupid because Democrat must stand up for Democratic administration and quash debate on any topics that reflect badly on it?

        Are they stupid because any Dkos diary that broaches state's rights is immediately suspect (for probably having been written by a closet Republican)?

        Are futile statements and the people who make them just ipso facto stupid?

        The history of politics is so riddled with stupidity, how stupid would it really be if a state tried to offer Edward Snowden asylum?  I mean, would it put them right up there with the state of Arizona?

        Anyway, your comment struck a nerve.  Sorry for the rant, it was probably "stupid" of me to reply.

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