Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday became the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue Congress if it passes health reforms that force residents to buy insurance. Similar legislation is pending in 37 other states nationwide.
Constitutional law experts say the move is mostly symbolic because federal laws supersede those of the states. But the movement reflects a growing national frustration with President President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
It might be mostly symbolic, but there are plenty of people in Idaho who would have no problem telling the federal gummint to go fuck itself when the time comes. For that matter, there are quite a few people in Montana, Wyoming, and a whole host of other states that have had quite enough of the FedGov taking control, and the resulting failures that go with that. It's only a small step from symbolic to something else. And maybe the FedGov will need a not so gentle reminder that there are those of us who still believe in the 10th Amendment. There are plenty of people in Idaho willing to give it that no-so-gentle-reminder.