The public speaks, the government denies.

Just recently, an Arizona judge turned the vote of the people on its head in regard to immigration law. Now a U.S. District Court judge had done the same regarding the use of a label. John McCormack describes the situation in Federal Judge: U.S. Constitution Guarantees Right to Same-Sex Marriage. The ruling is such that it could be used to support incest, polygamy, and who knows what other kinds of ‘consensual relationships’ that could be invented.

The courts are on one front, the executive branch is on another. WWS describes how Texas declares War on the EPA.

official response from Bryan Shaw, head of the TCEQ (the State regulatory body) and Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General, to Lisa Jackson and the EPA.

I have *never* read an official government document that is this bitter and contemptuous of the Federal level – I never thought I would! This is damn close to a new Declaration of Independance.

Who is in charge here? It might be worth some worry if these shenanigans frustrate the people sufficiently. The Tea Part is only a first rather mild response. What may follows should be a concern.

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