Hanged nullies

The firearms freedom act (the nullification bill) locked up 4-4 in a Senate committee today, more or less ending its short, happy life.

An exchange from the debate:

“What question did the Civil War answer?” Kelsey, the committee’s chairman, asked the woman when she finally stopped talking.

“The question it answered is, whoever has the most power wins,” she said.

“And who had the most power?”

“Are you suggesting that because the North won that all the rest of us in the rest of the country must submit to everything the federal government does?” she replied.

“You’re very interesting,” Kelsey told her later.