Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Attorney General has it right

The Attorney General of the State of Tennessee, Paul Summers, is to be applauded for appealing the decision of a federal judge to overturn the Senate's decision to oust Ophelia Ford for appearing to have obtained election to the Senate through fraud.

I'm not just saying that because I am a Republican. The AG is choosing to uphold a very important Constitutional principle regardless of which party has the Senate majority and who gets expelled from the chamber. State legislatures are entities of State sovereignty. Within any given state, the General Assembly should be allowed to hold and exercise supreme legislative power in a manner unimpeded by the federal government. Part of that supreme legislative power is the ability to make decisions about who qualifies for membership in the chamber and what legal reasons can exist for the expulsion of any member. This is, quite frankly, not the business of any federal official, including a judge.

Bravo to the Attorney General for standing up for the rights and sovereignty of the State of Tennessee.


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