Support Grows for States to Ignore the Federal Courts

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Following last week’s controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them. That’s up nine points from 24% when we first asked this question in February. Just over half (52%) disagree, down from 58% in the earlier survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Perhaps even more disturbing is that the voters who feel strongest about overriding the federal courts – Republicans and conservatives - are those who traditionally have been the most supportive of the Constitution and separation of powers. During the Obama years, however, these voters have become increasingly suspicious and even hostile toward the federal government.

    Fifty percent (50%) of GOP voters now believe states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings, compared to just 22% of Democrats and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Interestingly, this represents a noticeable rise in support among all three groups.

    Fifty percent (50%) of conservative voters share this view, but just 27% of moderates and 15% of liberals agree.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...grows_for_states_to_ignore_the_federal_courts
     
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    This could be the reason Obama and his ilk are ignoring the terrorists and choosing instead to focus on anyone who is against big government and labeling them a threat.
     
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    This will be something interesting to keep an eye on across the country. People are emotional and worked up currently about this issue, but will it have sustaining power to really bring about change? Or will people quickly fall back in line and accept the decision?
     
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    Nullification and just plain old refusal to comply may be the only things to save our republic.
     
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    I agree. I believe the governor of Texas has already instructed state employees not to comply.
     

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