Sure, you’ve argued over how much infringement it takes for the second amendment to be “infringed.” You’ve griped about Obamacare requirements for religious groups to provide birth control in health insurance (heck, the very idea that the government gets to decide what religions are acceptable to the IRS settled that hash a long time ago). Warrantless searches and the fourth amendment. Ghu, Obamacare alone is good for too bloody many violations (all SCROTUM approved- nontax taxes, individual mandates, illegal subsidies…) The list goes on; it’s only about 226 years long.
But how ’bout an explicit, detailed override of a specific, detailed provision?
“Under the terms of legislation passed in May, Congress has 60 days to scrutinize the accord between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany, and then to vote to accept or reject it — or to do nothing. The president can veto any resolution of disapproval. Congress needs a two-thirds majority in each house to override the veto, so to put the deal into force, Mr. Obama only needs one-third of one of the houses to stand with him.”
Translation: The treaty passes with a simple majority, and Barrycade gets to veto a disapproval.
Translation: Treaties are only supposed to be ratified with a 2/3 supermajority. But under this dumbass legislation*, it takes a 2/3 supermajority to block treaty ratification.
Stop pretending. There is no constitution. There is no imaginary “social contract”(which you never signed anyway).
There is no “lawful” basis for the federal government, if there ever was.
* The bill in question is H.R.1191 – Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Technically, it doesn’t say that the ratification process is reversed. It does say that Obama cannot lift sanctions during the 60 day review period, but can after that unless voted down (see above). Since sanctions are the very point of the US.gov side of the negotiations, this does effectively turn supermajority approval on its head.