The repeal amendment would restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government. By a vote of two-thirds of state legislators, any federal law could be overturned.
(NYT)- With public attention focused on taxes, the deficit, gays in the military and nuclear arms reduction, little attention has been paid, so far, to the Tea Party’s most far-reaching move to remake American governance. It is contained within a bill, called the repeal amendment, that was introduced in Congress after the election. The bill won the support of the incoming House majority leader, Eric Cantor, and is supported by legislative leaders in 12 states.If this amendment can be passed, the Supreme Court should be the next target. Wouldn't it be great to remove Supreme Court Justices by a two-thirds vote of state legislators? Perhaps that would motivate some of them to base their decisions off the Constitution.
The proposal is sweeping, expressing with bold simplicity the view of the Tea Party and others that the federal government’s influence is far too broad. It would give state legislatures the power to veto any federal law or regulation if two-thirds of the legislatures approved.