Written by Bob Marshall - Times Dispatch Columnist MANASSAS, VA - The proposed "Repeal" Constitutional Amendment endorsed by some Tea Party leaders provides that "any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by . . . the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states . . . ."
I agree with the goal. Washington's power needs to be curbed. That is why I introduced HB10, the Health Care Freedom Act, which passed the Assembly this year to give Virginia legal standing to challenge Obamacare's individual insurance mandate.
However, supporters of the Repeal Amendment, including former Gov. George Allen, other Virginia elected officials, Tea Party Federation leaders, and Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett need to consider the problems their amendment creates.