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The Heritage Foundation, as usual, is trying to rein in all non-establishment thinking, which is popping up all over the place these days. Its New Year’s Resolutions for Conservatives basically amount to this: if you still have any conservative instincts left, drop them and become a neoconservative already.
Of course you should not consider nullification, since CNN won’t like that. The post then proceeds as if I hadn’t answered Heritage’s arguments on this already — here and here — or as if people couldn’t simply get to my fairly comprehensive “Nullification: Answering the Objections” via Google.
If there’s a law you consider unconstitutional and outrageous, why, you should “encourage the repeal of the law or wait and see what mood Justice Anthony Kennedy will be in next June when the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of Obamacare.” Well, that sounds like a super strategy. I’m sure it’ll be just as successful as everything else conservatives have tried over the past century to limit the federal government.
It’s also exactly the opposite of what Thomas Jefferson said to do in such a situation, which may be why Jefferson is The Man Who Wasn’t There at Heritage.org.
Then we get the little lecture on “isolationism,” the left-wing smear term intended to shut down all discussion of the bipartisan foreign-policy consensus — to which the supposedly brave, conventional-wisdom-bucking Heritage Foundation avidly subscribes.
Very interesting that a think-tank as prominent as Heritage, which promotes only the most exquisitely conventional, establishment-friendly thoughts, feels the need to go after these issues in particular. Are people straying from the neocon plantation? Are things spinning out of Heritage’s control? Let’s hope so.