Why the Rightwing Silence on New Mexico?
For some reason, rightwing supporters of “states rights” and “state sovereignty” have been noticeably silent about federal judicial interference with a dictatorial gun-control decree that was issued by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. What’s up with this rightwing silence?
In the finest tradition of totalitarian dictatorship, Grisham declared an “emergency” in New Mexico, which she then used as the excuse for issuing a dictatorial order banning guns in public places.
No, she did not go to the legislature to get a law enacted that implemented her gun-control scheme. Instead, she just issued an “emergency” edict that implemented her gun-control scheme.
Why, even Hitler, after citing the Reichstag Fire as his emergency, went to the German Parliament to seek legislative approval for his dictatorial powers. That’s what the Enabling Act was all about. Grisham’s position obviously is: Unlike Hitler, I don’t need no stinking legislature to enact my dictatorial decrees.
Fortunately, we have the Fourteenth Amendment, which prohibits the states from depriving people of life, liberty, and property without due process of law. Also fortunate is the fact that the Supreme Court
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