The right’s quiet-but-insane plot against democracy: The 12% Solution

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What if there were a fourth branch of government that would allow the fans of Duck Dynasty to overturn Roe v. Wade, repeal Obamacare, and pretty much nullify any federal law or Supreme Court decision they don’t like, based on the support of as little as 12% of the nation’s population? And what if that fourth branch already existed in the American constitutional order, just waiting to be properly realized?That’s basically the dream of conservative activist Charles Kacprowicz, as described in a recent conference call with supporters, effectively summing up many of the deepest hopes and fears of rightwing America in the post-Bush era."The best that we have now is the idea of nullification. But the states right now do not have now a provision in the Constitution that allows them to countermand laws,” Kacprowicz said. But he’s crafted a proposal that would change all that. “With this provision, in the Sovereignty and States Rights Amendment, they can countermand it, and they can disallow it when 30 states say ‘let’s stop.’ "Continue Reading…

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