The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board, on Dec. 12, opined against the "Repeal Amendment" -- a simple measure that would allow two-thirds of the states, if they all agree, to undo an onerous federal policy and make Congress readdress the issue. ("Bishop's repeal amendment)
The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board rejected the idea that thousands of elected state legislators should ever have, even on rare occasions, the chance to have a voice in charting our nation's policies, even when national policy so often mandates involuntary state participation.
In another ironical twist, the authors of the editorial were comfortable, though, with just five of nine appointed judges being able to veto that same policy. Judicial review, remember, is merely a precedent of a Supreme Court case.