THE WINNER -- from moosevlt at flickr.com

All this messy business of Civil War could have been avoided.

A group of Republicans in the House and Senate are proposing an amendment to the Constitution that would allow a vote by two-thirds of the states’ legislatures to override any federal law they did not agree with.

The proposed constitutional amendment, a tea party favorite, is being touted by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) in the Senate and co-sponsored by Sens. John Barasso (R-WY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). In the House, Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Paul Broun (R-GA) are leading the charge.

Oh, sure there may still be slavery, but from their perspective, Obama wouldn’t be President.

A two-thirds vote of the States is, of course, already one means of bringing about a Constitutional Convention, but why do that when the Kochs can buy off a state legislature for less money?

It never fails to gnaw at me how much the GOP claims to love the Constitution, so much, in fact, that they constantly endeavor to change it.