Each individual who has sworn an oath to defend, preserve, and protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, has an obligation to interpret the Constitution to the best of his or her ability. Constitutional interpretation, therefore, is not just a matter for courts and judges. Tellingly, the Constitution itself is silent on WHO DECIDES if a law is constitutional or not, as is proper inasmuch that it is every person’s duty to make this determination.
Each one of us who swears an oath to defend the Constitution has a duty to use our own independent judgment of what the Constitution means and to act to stop the Constitution from being violated.
The Constitution is not a self-executing document. Someone has to enforce it. All branches of the federal government have been failing to limit their own power for over a century. And state officeholders have abdicated their responsibility to exercise independent judgment and take action to stop the violations.
While every government official has the duty to protect the Constitution, the governor of Texas is the position that can best lead Texas to resist unconstitutional federal acts. Lawsuits won’t work. We only win a few, and the feds ignore the ones we win. A convention of the states to modify the existing Constitution won’t work. If the feds are ignoring and violating the perfectly good Constitution we have, why would they bother to follow any new provisions?
Ultimately, enforcement of the Constitution by the state of Texas – also called nullification and interposition - is our only hope at restoring our liberty and Constitutional balance. The beauty of this approach is that it only needs Texas voters to work. We don’t have to rely on California or New York voters. And in a competitive three way race, we only need a bit over one third of those Texans who vote to elect Kathie Glass to start saving our liberty.
In this way, we take our country back, one state at a time, starting with Texas.