Republican North Carolina state legislators have proposed allowing an official state religion in a measure that would declare the state exempt from the Constitution and court rulings.
The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state "is sovereign" and courts cannot block a state "from making laws respecting an establishment of religion." The legislation was filed in response to a lawsuit to stop county commissioners in Rowan County from opening meetings with a Christian prayer, wral.com reported.
To have a state say that they are going to ignore the Constitution and that it does not apply to them strikes me as being outright rebellion. There is ample legal precedent that the Bill of Rights does absolutely apply to the states. To say that they are going to ignore federal courts on a constitutional matter (especially one as basic as this) frankly merits a threat of military action to quell a rebellion.