Tag: Federalism

The Trayvon Amendment

The good news is that this is going precisely nowhere. So the only use it has is to give us something to point and laugh at.

House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

Well, apart from the Trayvon case having nothing to do with “Stand Your Ground”, apart from SYG being in no way a “shoot first” law, apart from the utter bogosity of the claim that self-defense killings have tripled in the last decade … apart from all that … this is the sort of federalist blackmail I despise. The Democrats point out that this has been done before. Indeed, it has — it’s how we got the nationwide 21-year drinking age. And thanks a lot for that piece of shit, fuckwads.

Glad to see the tradition of useless, stupid and doomed legislation is alive and well in the Democratic Party. It almost gives me a sense of comfort and stability in these troubled times.