"We The People" Act

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    "We The People" Act

    This is an interesting piece of legislation that re-affirms the rights of the States over the Supreme Court, among other things.
     
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    Sounds interesting, I'd like to read it, but:

     
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    My mistake, the link is fixed in the original post.
     
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    Read it. I like the idea, but seems they are claiming that the SCOTUS may not invoke the Bill of Rights, which I think would be wrong. Am I missing something here, I'm NOT an attorney.
     
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    You'd have to show me exactly where you're getting that idea from, because I'm not sure. Section 3 outlines what the SCOTUS would not be able to do.


     
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    that is the one I've problems with, (the bolded).

    Some states believe it or not, might have majorities that would institute a 'state church.' I don't like state defining family relations, dangerous ground, imo.
     
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    Well the Ohio Bill of Rights states:

    I'm sure all of the other state constitutions have similar sentiments. So regardless of whether there was some kind of official "state church" the people would still be free to attend any kind of church or religious organization that they chose.
     
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    If you don't see the problem here, I don't think there is a whole lot to discuss. I'm not being dismissive or trying to say anything bad, but for me, those are big problems, I don't trust the majority in this case.
     
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    I hope this is just a publicity stunt. This is a horrible idea. I don't like the idea of limiting the actions of a group of people just because some may be guilty of misconduct. The fact is, Congress already has the power to remove judges from the bench who are guilty of judicial misconduct. My advice to Congress is: If you think some judges are guilty of misconduct, get off your lazy asses, build a case against the individuals whom are guilty, and remove them from the bench. On a side note, I believe that Congress itself has been derelict in it's duty for years. They have not been an effective check or balance against the executive branch, and now some of these clowns want to weaken the judicial branch. That will leave us with one thing, an executive with no effective checks and balances standing in his way.
     
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    I'm a big states rights guy, but can't back this. The US Supreme court is "Supreme". We are never going to back to a loose Federation. We already fought the Civil War over that and the Unionists won.
     

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