“its” – Logic’s Labor’s Lost

So SCOTUS has opined that Texas “has not demon­strat­ed a judi­cial­ly cog­niz­able inter­est in the man­ner in which anoth­er State con­ducts its elec­tions“.

A pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, to any giv­en US state that par­tic­i­pates in it, is more than just “its” elec­tion. It has pro­found con­se­quences for all oth­er states in the Union. Not at the very least qual­i­fy­ing the “its” in some way is like deny­ing the own­er of an apart­ment in a con­do­mini­um stand­ing to sue the own­er of anoth­er apart­ment who, in his part of the build­ing, is already far-advanced in under­tak­ing to make struc­tur­al changes that endan­ger the sta­bil­i­ty of the entire building.

Texas effec­tive­ly alleged, under­pinned by dozens of hours of (“pro­found­ly cred­i­ble”, in the words of a mem­ber of the Wisconsin leg­is­la­ture) tes­ti­mo­ny before rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the leg­is­la­tures of the four defen­dant states, that what took place in the four defen­dant states were in fact not “elec­tions” to speak of, because safe­guards to ensure that bal­lots received and count­ed were actu­al­ly from eli­gi­ble vot­ers were ille­gal­ly and uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly low­ered such that it was impos­si­ble to know who actu­al­ly “won” such “elec­tions”.

In Friday’s hear­ing in Wisconsin, the respon­si­ble elec­tion offi­cial even inad­ver­tent­ly admit­ted as much. When con­front­ed with the fact that the fol­lowed pro­ce­dure bla­tant­ly con­tra­dicts the Wisconsin elec­tion law, he just said: “All I can say is that the [low­er court] judge said this morn­ing it was okay.”

Happenings like these seri­ous­ly com­pro­mise the sta­tus of the US of being a con­sti­tu­tion­al republic.

No won­der then that high-pro­file politi­cians in Texas are now open­ly mus­ing about “seces­sion”.

Says Allan West, Texas Republican Party Chairman: “This deci­sion will have far reach­ing ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the future of our con­sti­tu­tion­al repub­lic. Perhaps law-abid­ing states should bond togeth­er and form a Union of states that will abide by the con­sti­tu­tion.”

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