Shades of Orval Faubus. A House committee today -- or, specifically, the Republicans and Reps. Butch Wilkins and Uvalde Lindsey -- gave a do-pass today to the resolution asserting state sovereignty and directing the federal government to cease and desist "mandates."
NOTED: The amendment was pulled off the deferred list and voted out without notice to those who might like to oppose it. Funny, one observer noted, that a measure ostensibly in support of citizens' rights was handled in a way that abridged free speech rights.
A successor organization to the White Citizens Council is promoting this movement nationwide. It helpfully noted in a bulletin that legislative opponents in a South Carolina vote included "four blacks, one Jew and one white who represented a 70 percent white district." Nice folks.