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  • Feds to parents: No lunches from home without doctor’s note, school lunch only

    09/15/2014 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 81 replies
    RealFarmacy.com ^ | Daisy Luther
    It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friend’s ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. Dear Parents, I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note...
  • Nevada rancher standoff turns on a states’ rights debate

    04/14/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2014
    MESQUITE, Nev. - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter involving rancher Cliven Bundy "administratively and judicially." Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees, according to the bureau. "The door isn't closed. We'll figure out how to move forward with this," he said Sunday. He declined to comment on possible options....
  • Legislators Introducing Bill to Nullify Obamacare in Georgia

    12/13/2013 5:41:52 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Lily Dane
    Four state representatives announced today that they are introducing legislation to block Obamacare in Georgia. State representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine), with three other representatives, will hold a press conference on Monday, Dec. 16 to discuss the proposal. In a press release, Rep. Spencer explained the bill’s goal: The bill’s main thrust is to prohibit state agencies, officers and employees of the state from implementing any provisions of the Affordable Care Act, leaving implementation entirely in the hands of the federal government, which lacks the resources or personnel to carry out the programs it mandates. Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment...
  • States to feds: Hands off our guns

    03/17/2013 4:26:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/17/13 | Benjamin Goad
    A growing number of states are moving forward with legislation to exempt them from new federal gun controls and, in some cases, brand as criminals anyone who tries to enforce them. While many of the bills are considered symbolic or appear doomed to fail, the legislative explosion reflects a backlash against legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington to tamp down on gun violence. As of this week, at least 28 states had taken up consideration of gun bills this year, according to new data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. More than 70 bills have been put forward...
  • Texas To Block Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

    02/24/2013 5:03:33 PM PST · by Windflier · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 24 February 2013 | Tim Brown
    New legislation in the Texas State legislature, sponsored by Steve Toth (R-Dist. 15), looks to stop Texas law enforcement officials from confiscating so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. The legislation is called the Firearm Protection Act. Toth’s proposal would create a Class A misdemeanor for police officers enforcing any new federal gun regulations. It also would establish cause for the state attorney general to sue anyone who seeks to enforce new federal gun regulations. It is one of several states-rights measures being offered by conservative state lawmakers nationwide in response to federal gun control proposals. “There’s a federal law,...
  • Government Can't Simply Bar Drug Users from Owning Guns

    01/25/2012 11:02:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 24 January, 2012 | Brian Doherty
    The Federal Criminal Appeals blog reports on a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding when the government can use drug possession as an excuse to deny weapons-possession rights. In short, it can't just assert that there is a good reason to bar drug users from guns: it has to try to prove it. But the Court also seems to think such proof won't be too hard. Let's take a walk through the decision to see what happened and why the Fourth Circuit decided as it did: Following a police search that uncovered marijuana and firearms in Benjamin...
  • Feds Clamp Down On Medical Marijuana Shops

    01/13/2012 3:42:04 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/13/12 | Friends of Ours
    The feds continue to target medical marijuana dispensaries which otherwise are operating in accordance with state law. In Colorado federal prosecutors gave 23 dispensaries which are operating within 1,000 feet of a school 45 days to shut down or face criminal prosecution as reported by John Ingold for The Denver Post. They issued an identical ultimatum to medical marijuana dispensaries in California last October. The threats are not idle. The feds yesterday filed suit "to seize the building of a Sacramento dispensary, charging the marijuana store violated federal laws against drug transactions near schools" as reported by Peter Hecht for...
  • What A Little-Known Colonial Pamphlet Tells Us About the Constitution

    11/14/2011 7:28:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Rob Natelson
    Between 1764 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 Americans produced a rich series of pamphlets and resolutions listing their grievances against the central government of the British Empire. As I have pointed out before, reading those pamphlets is very helpful in understanding what the Constitution really means. And ignorance of them contributes to common constitutional mistakes. These pamphlets are particularly useful in comprehending the Founders’ version of federalism. This is because the constitutional balance between states and federal government partly reflected what the Founders had wanted the balance to be between colonies and imperial government. One of the most...
  • APNewsBreak: [AZ Gov Jan] Brewer's case against feds dismissed

    10/21/2011 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, October 21, 2011 7:27 PM EDT | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge Friday dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit that accused the Obama administration of failing to enforce immigration laws or maintain control of her state's border with Mexico. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton comes in a counter-lawsuit filed by Brewer as part of the Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. The Republican governor was seeking a court order that would require the federal government to take extra steps, such as more border fencing, to protect Arizona until the border is controlled. Bolton said Brewer's claim that Washington has failed...
  • The untold and unused power of Governors

    04/01/2011 11:39:37 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 38 replies
    Self ^ | 01 Apr 11 | Self
    Governors are more powerful than you might think; they could, today, radically change the political landscape for the country. I will now show just one way a governor could do so. Being that I live in New Mexico I will use that state in my examples; most states should have similar language in their Constitutions. First, declare a state of invasion; the New Mexico State Constitution gives the Governor such authority: Art V, Sec. 4 - [Governor’s executive power; commander of militia.] The supreme executive power of the state shall be vested in the governor, who shall take care that...
  • North Carolina Latest State to Choose Life Over Death

    08/16/2011 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2011 | Steve Aden
    A June 24 column I wrote for Townhall.com highlighted the grassroots effort to defund Planned Parenthood one state at a time. At that time, I covered the fact that North Carolina’s legislation had overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto and passed a bill that cut funding to Planned Parenthood by approximately $434,000 annually. And while that was great news, on July 28, the legislature overrode another veto to enact even more encouraging measures for defenders of life throughout the country: an informed consent law which requires women “seeking an abortion in North Carolina…to wait 24 hours and be presented with an...
  • Doctor as renegade -- accepts cash, checks, eggs or pie, not insurance

    06/25/2011 4:04:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jennifer Vogel
    Dr. Susan Rutten Wasson sits on the corner of a bed in the cramped bedroom of Alice Johnson, a 91-year-old Osakis resident everyone calls "Grandma Alice." She's examining Johnson's arm, which is swollen, she's determined, because of a tight sleeve cuff. Also in the room are Alice's daughter, Ione, and granddaughter, Anne, who lives downstairs in the farmhouse Johnson has occupied for decades. A Rottweiler mix as big as a Shetland licks the face of 18-month-old Sarah, Rutten Wasson's daughter, who sits on the doctor's lap. It's more a scene from the days of frontier medicine than from the modern...
  • Reps. Frank and Paul: Let states legalize pot

    06/22/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 312 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | June 22, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    A bipartisan team of Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Ron Paul, R-Texas, will introduce federal legislation that would permit states to legalize, regulate, tax and control marijuana without federal interference. The legislation will be unveiled Thursday by Frank, an outspoken liberal Democrat, and the libertarian Paul, who is running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The bill would limit the U.S. government role in marijuana enforcement to interdiction of cross-border or inter-state smuggling. Citizens would be able to legally grow, use or sell cannabis in states which have legalized the forbidden weed. The legislation is the first bill to be...
  • Liberty Lost

    03/29/2011 10:44:45 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 3 replies
    Recently, HR 1006, was created which is a statement of support for the 10th amendment to the Constitution. While we agree that Congress should respect the 10th amendment and states’ rights, it is disquieting to think that Congress actually needs to pass a bill that is a show of support for any part of the Constitution. Shouldn’t Congress respect all parts of the Constitution? Shouldn’t it always be “We the People” and WE start asserting our 9th and 10th amendment rights. We were very lucky to be ahead of the curve on these issues 40 or 50 years ago –...
  • Montana House votes to nullify Endangered Species Act

    02/19/2011 6:56:54 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    ap ^ | February 19, 2011
    The Montana House has overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to disregard the federal law protecting endangered and threatened species. Republicans enthused by Gov. Brian Schweitzer's recent tough talk on wolves led a 61-39 vote Saturday to nullify the federal Endangered Species Act in Montana. Tea party politics in the Legislature have spawned increasing belief in an 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters...
  • Schweitzer says Montana will defy feds, kill wolves that prey on elk, livestock

    02/17/2011 2:41:35 PM PST · by roamer_1 · 48 replies
    Missoulian.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press missoulian.com
    BILLINGS - Defying federal authority over gray wolves, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday encouraged ranchers to kill wolves that prey on their livestock - even in areas where that is not currently allowed - and said the state will start shooting packs that hurt elk herds. Schweitzer said he no longer would wait for federal officials to resolve the tangle of lawsuits over wolves, which has kept the animals on the endangered species list for a decade since recovery goals were first met. "We will take action in Montana on our own," he said. "We've had it with Washington,...
  • SC Senator Wants Guns Regulated By State

    12/30/2010 6:54:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 11+ views
    foxcarolina.com ^ | 29 December, 2010 | Dana Wachter
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many South Carolina gun owners will be closely watching a bill that will come before the state Legislature in the new year. Sen. Lee Bright, of Spartanburg, filed a bill that would bring authority over gun rights and regulations to South Carolina rather than the federal government. The South Carolina Firearms Freedom Act would ensure that firearms manufactured in South Carolina, that stay in South Carolina, will not have to be federally regulated. "The state law will still be observed," Bright said. "We're not saying there shouldn't be any kind of regulation. We're just saying that it...
  • Firearms Freedom Act Heads to the Ninth Circuit Court on Appeal

    12/03/2010 6:50:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 53 replies · 2+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Gary Marbut
    MISSOULA, MONT. --(Ammoland.com)- Plaintiffs in litigation to validate the principles of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA) have appealed an expected but adverse federal district court decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs in MSSA v. Holder include the Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA), the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and MSSA President Gary Marbut of Missoula. The MFFA is designed to test the power of Congress to regulate everything without limits under the narrow power given to Congress in the Constitution to “regulate commerce … among the states.” The MFFA declares that any firearms, ammunition and firearm...
  • Judge dismisses states' gun rights lawsuit

    09/30/2010 3:32:26 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 29 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | September 30, 2010 | AP
    HELENA, Mont. -- A federal judge in Missoula is dismissing a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws. The decision from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy was expected since his magistrate a month ago recommended tossing out the lawsuit.
  • Dress properly no swearing, maintain gender separation: How signs welcome to a US community

    09/02/2010 1:47:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd September 2010
    As welcome signs go, it is one of the more unusual ones. And for visitors to Kiryas Joel, a small Jewish community in Orange County, New York State, it has provoked quite a reaction. For the sign doesn't just greet visitors, but warns them to dress appropriately for their visit, amongst other things. Written in both English and Spanish, the sign, posted by Congregation Yetev Lev at the entrances to the village, warns visitors to cover their legs and arms, maintain gender separation in public places and use appropriate language. The tradition in the villages of Satmar Hasidic Jews is...
  • 8th State To Feds: Step Away From Our Guns

    05/28/2010 11:02:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies · 718+ views
    wnd ^ | May 28, 2010 12:45 am Eastern | Bob Unruh
    Alaska has become the eighth state to declare that firearms made, sold and owned in the state are beyond the reach of the federal bureaucrats along the Potomac, with Gov. Sean Parnell's signature on the plan today. "The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act frees Alaskans from overly bureaucratic and restrictive federal firearm regulation, and allows our state to assume the responsibility for regulation," said Rep. Mike Kelly, the lead sponsor on the plan endorsed by lawmakers in the recently closed session of the Alaska Legislature. "The Interstate Commerce Clause is used by the federal government to regulate firearms that cross state...
  • Feds: States' growing gun-rights movement a threat

    05/21/2010 12:01:45 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 63 replies · 1,749+ views
    WND ^ | May 21, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The federal government is arguing in a gun-rights case pending in federal court in Montana that state plans to exempt in-state guns from various federal requirements themselves make the laws void, because the growing movement certainly would impact "interstate commerce." The government continues to argue to the court that the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution should be the guiding rule for the coming decision. The argument plays down the significance of both the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the 10th Amendment provision that reserves to states all prerogatives not specifically granted the federal government in the Constitution....
  • Brady Center [and DOJ]joins fight over state gun rights

    05/19/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 19 replies · 800+ views
    The State (SC) ^ | May 18, 2010 | Matt Gouras
    HELENA, Mont. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is joining the federal government's fight to stop states that want to exempt themselves from national gun control laws, arguing the effort threatens public safety.The gun control advocates and the U.S. Department of Justice both filed new arguments Tuesday in the ongoing legal battle over federal gun control and states rights.The issue was sparked with the "firearm freedoms act" first enacted in Montana last year and subsequently in several other states, and is leading to a constitutional showdown over the reach of Congress into state borders.The states argue they should...
  • Wyoming is pushing Healthcare Freedom Act Amendment to the State Constitution.

    05/05/2010 8:06:08 PM PDT · by Bellablacklab1 · 10 replies · 406+ views
    Cowboy State FreePress ^ | May 5, 2010 | Phil Noble
    Call for Wyoming special legislative session gains little traction May 5, 2010 by Phil Noble Filed under Today's News by Phil Noble, Cowboy State Free Press Bureau Chief CHEYENNE — With great showmanship, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., hefted the 2,700 page national health care bill he and others call “Obamacare” and tossed it onto the stage at the Wyoming Republican State Convention in Sheridan last weekend, saying “it’s time we threw out this bill.” Others, like a Cheyenne woman who moved to Wyoming five years ago to escape what she saw as socialist tendencies of European countries, have taken...
  • Gov. Henry vetoes gun bill (OK version of FFA)

    04/28/2010 8:55:59 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 50 replies · 1,070+ views
    Claremore, OK Daily Progress ^ | April 27, 2010 | Sean Murphy (AP)
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Brad Henry on Tuesday vetoed a bill to exempt Oklahoma-made guns and ammunition from federal regulations, saying the measure would make it easier for criminals to obtain weapons and endanger citizens and law enforcement. Similar to laws passed in at least four other states, the "Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act" states that firearms, gun accessories or ammunition produced in Oklahoma would not be subject to interstate commerce laws and federal regulations if the items remain in the state. The bill does not apply to certain large firearms and exploding ammunition. "I'm a strong supporter of the Second...
  • Montana to feds: Hands off our rights

    04/27/2010 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 800+ views
    WND ^ | April 28, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Lawmakers in Montana are suggesting that the courts should be deciding whether Congress has overstepped its authority in a dispute over a state exemption from federal regulations for guns made and sold inside state boundaries. "Should Congress enact a law that appears to conflict with the guidance in the [Montana Firearms Freedom Act], the courts may then determine whether Congress has acted within the scope of its delegated powers as limited by later amendments," an amicus brief on behalf of Montana legislators, said. "The courts may then determine the extent to which Congress's enactment has abrogated the state's execise of...
  • Vanity: Arizona Enacts Firearm Freedom Act!

    04/05/2010 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 49 replies · 1,585+ views
    April 5, 2010
    Governor Jan Brewer (R) today signed HB2307, Arizona's version of the Firearms Freedom Act, making Arizona the sixth state, behind Montana and Tennessee, who passed theirs in 2009, and Wyoming, Utah, and South Dakota which did so earlier this year.For those not familiar, the FFA is a Tenth Amendment as much as a gun rights issue, declaring firearms and accessories manufactured, sold and used within the state to be beyond the reach of federal regulation.After Montana and Tennessee had the audacity last year to pass legislation after actually having read the Constitution, the ATF sent a letter to FFL's in...
  • Idaho goes beyond rejecting Obama’s national health scheme

    03/24/2010 11:16:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies · 1,423+ views
    Post & Email ^ | March 19, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    New Bill Requires State Attorney General To Sue The Federal Government If Health Care "Reform" Is Implemented Idaho’s governor C. L. Otter has signed a bill which nullifies any health care legislation passed by Congress and requires that state’s attorney general to file a lawsuit against the federal government if such legislation were to be imposed. The Idaho Health Freedom Act is the second bill of its type, following on the heels of a similar bill passed in Virginia on March 5. That state’s attorney general has said that he will sue the federal government if a health care “reform”...
  • 14 States Across US Sue To Block Health Care Law

    03/24/2010 8:44:36 PM PDT · by ranabutt · 552+ views
    Trendpk.com ^ | 25/03/10 | RanaButt
    Britain expels an Israeli diplomat on Tuesday to rebuke Israel for its alleged use of forged British passports in the assassination of a Hamas operative in a suspected Mossad hit, a UK government official said. Foreign Secretary David Miliband addressed Parliament over the issue, following an investigation into the use of 12 fake UK passports in the incident. The Foreign Secretary has said there are “compelling reasons” to believe Israel is behind the cloned British passports used by the alleged killers of a Hamas official in Dubai.
  • Colorado Attorney General John Suthers Declares Health Care Plan Unconstitutional

    03/22/2010 3:42:17 PM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 62 replies · 1,788+ views
    FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PLAN REMARKS March 22, 2010 It is not part of my job as the Attorney General of Colorado to weigh in on whether the Patient Protection and Affordability Health Care Act passed by Congress yesterday is good public policy. It is however, part of my job to defend the rights of the State of Colorado and its citizens from the exercise of federal power in violation of the United States Constitution. The U. S. Constitution gives the federal government only enumerated powers. All other powers are expressly left to the states and their people. One such enumerated...
  • (Ohio Tea Party) Group begins effort to amend Ohio Constitution over health-care reform

    03/22/2010 1:25:57 PM PDT · by ohiobuckeye1997 · 17 replies · 616+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | JIM PROVANCE
    COLUMBUS — President Barack Obama is expected to sign sweeping changes in the American health-care system on Tuesday, but a group of Ohioans Monday began the process of limiting its impact in this state. In a modern-day equivalent of declaring states' rights, the Ohio Liberty Council and the conservative Tea Party movement have launched an effort to amend the Ohio Constitution to declare that no law can force and individual, employer, or health-care provider in the state to participate in the national reforms. It would also prohibit anyone who refuses to participate, including those required to buy or provide insurance,...
  • US states sue EPA to stop greenhouse gas rules

    03/20/2010 12:10:02 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 6 replies · 276+ views
    reuters ^ | Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:38pm EDT | By Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - At least 15 U.S. states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to stop it from issuing rules controlling greenhouse gas emissions until it reexamines whether the pollution harms human health.
  • GOVERNOR SIGNS IDAHO HEALTH FREEDOM ACT

    03/17/2010 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,135+ views
    GOV.IDAHO.GOV - Press Release ^ | March 17, 2010 | n/a
    Contact phone number removed by me. -Cindy # Note: The following text is a quote: C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2010 10:023 GOVERNOR SIGNS IDAHO HEALTH FREEDOM ACT (BOISE) – Hailing it as a reflection of public dismay with Washington, D.C., and a clear expression of State sovereignty, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter welcomed legislative sponsors to his office at the Capitol today for the signing of House Bill 391 – the Idaho Health Freedom Act. “Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare ‘reform’ bill that has...
  • Missouri Health Care Freedom Act Moving in the SenateGreat News!

    03/16/2010 8:58:02 PM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 3 replies · 657+ views
    email alerts | 3-16-2010 | I Heard The People Say
    GREAT NEWS! March 16, 2010 I am so excited to report that there has been progress in moving the Health Care Freedom Act SJR25 forward to protect Missourians from federal health care mandates. Sen. Charlie Shields is putting the bill on the Senate calendar TODAY! Sen. Shields will address the "Check Up" rally tomorrow, so let's show our appreciation at that time with encouragement to the leadership and all the senators to do all they can to get SJR25 to a vote of The People! God Bless America,
  • 5th state exempts guns. Is Washington noticing?

    03/15/2010 7:27:38 PM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,411+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 15, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A fifth state – South Dakota – has decided that guns made, sold and used within its borders no longer are subject to the whims of the federal government through its rule-making arm in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and two supporters of the growing groundswell say they hope Washington soon will be taking note. South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed into law his state's version of a Firearms Freedom Act that first was launched in Montana. It already is law there, in Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming, which took the unusual step of specifying criminal penalties –...
  • The South is Rising Again (Spirit of Secession is Nationwide)

    03/15/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT · by no dems · 194 replies · 3,188+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | March 15, 2010 | Peter Heck
    The South is rising again. Before I go any further, let me clarify. Sadly, too many in our country possess the superficial and ignorant perception that the only impetus behind southern secession was to perpetuate the abhorrent practice of slavery. Therefore, when they hear such a phrase, their kneejerk reaction tells them this must be about race. I assure you, it’s not. When the North invaded the South during the 1860s, it was to deny the southern states the ultimate expression of their sovereignty – the ability to withdraw from a union they had voluntarily joined. Interestingly, secession was a...
  • States Distancing Themselves From The Federal Government

    03/15/2010 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 5 replies · 329+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 03-15-10 | J.D. Longstreet
    NINTH AMENDMENT to the US Constitution: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.TENTH AMENDMENT to the US Constitution: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. As I have observed over the past few months the “State Sovereignty Movement” continues to sweep the nation with well over three-quarters of the fifty states taking action, through their respective state legislatures, re-establishing their “sovereignty”. It is being reported...
  • State [WY] plan fines feds $2,000 over gun rules: 2 years in jail also possible for agent...

    03/14/2010 1:50:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,230+ views
    WND ^ | March 13, 2010 12:20 am Eastern | Bob Unruh
    2 years in jail also possible for agent enforcing U.S. regulations on firearm Wyoming has joined a growing list of states with self-declared exemptions from federal gun regulation of weapons made, bought and used inside state borders – but lawmakers in the Cowboy State have taken the issue one step further, adopting significant penalties for federal agents attempting to enforce Washington's rules. According to a law signed into effect yesterday by Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, any agent of the U.S. who "enforces or attempts to enforce" federal gun rules on a "personal firearm" in Wyoming faces a felony conviction and...
  • South Dakota Firearms Freedom Act Passes

    03/13/2010 9:30:25 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 42 replies · 1,560+ views
    Ammoload.com ^ | March 4, 2010
    South Dakota --(AmmoLand.com)- The South Dakota Legislature has passed the South Dakota Firearms Freedom Act and that bill is enroute to the Governor’s desk. Governor Michael Rounds has indicated that he’s comfortable with the SDFFA and will sign the bill when it reaches his office. SD will make the fourth state that has enacted a clone of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. Once the Wyoming and South Dakota governors sign their respective bills into law, they will join Montana, Tennessee and Utah with enacted laws.
  • Wyoming gov. signs bill on federal gun regulation

    03/12/2010 6:33:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies · 983+ views
    trib.com ^ | 11 March, 2010 | BEN NEARY
    Font Size: Default font size Larger font size Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Thursday signed into law a bill that seeks to exempt firearms made in Wyoming and used exclusively in the state from federal regulations, making the state the latest to try to undermine federal authority on gun regulation. Montana, Tennessee and Utah have already passed similar legislation to exempt firearms made in their states from federal regulations and Idaho and Alaska have been considering it. A lawsuit over the issue is brewing in Montana, where gun advocates are arguing that the state should decide which rules, if any, should...
  • Virginia Lawmakers Say "No" To Health Care Reform (First in the Nation)

    03/11/2010 11:55:55 PM PST · by JustPiper · 241 replies · 6,716+ views
    Delegates Say They Want to Send a Strong Message to White House RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's General Assembly is the first in the nation to approve legislation that bucks any attempt by President Barack Obama and Congress to implement the national health care overhaul in states like Virginia...
  • Federal government responds to Montana Firearms Freedom Act

    01/22/2010 6:59:46 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 130 replies · 3,766+ views
    Cleveland gun Rights Examiner ^ | January 22, 2010 | Daniel White
    The United States government has filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Montana Shooting Sports Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. The suit was filed the support the Montana Firearms Freedom Act which declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The argument is that the Federal government has overstepped its authority in attempting to regulate and tax firearms that never cross a state border. The Feds counter that it is a valid exercise of commerse power because even sales of...
  • Chop the tentacles of the federal leviathan - grants (vanity)

    01/08/2010 12:51:52 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 14 replies · 640+ views
    Moi
    Posts on a number of threads at FR have correctly pointed out the damage done by many types of federal grants, dispensed with strings attached to states, and I’d been meaning to jot down some thoughts on the topic and respond. Of course, now I can’t find any of those threads, so I’ll just start one of my own. In reality, this is an issue of such importance it probably deserves its own thread. The offer of “federal funds” in exchange for the state taking some action desired by the feds is an implicit admission that it’s an issue on...
  • New Hampshire proposes state sovereignty law--with a twist

    01/03/2010 11:23:21 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 29 replies · 1,624+ views
    St. Louis Gun Right Examiner ^ | January 1, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    New Hampshire is considering a firearms freedom bill akin to those being considered in other states and already enacted in Montana and Tennessee, but with this provision added (this paragraph mine, not from article): "Any official, agent, or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States that enforces or attempts to enforce a act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in New Hampshire and...
  • Happy Birthday to the Bill of Rights! (ratified on 15 Dec. 1791)

    12/14/2009 9:41:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,498+ views
    Bill of Rights Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor...
  • NRA to Firearms Freedom Act supporters: You're on your own

    12/09/2009 2:37:47 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 49 replies · 2,165+ views
    National Gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 9, 2009 | David Codrea
    The February 2010 issue of GUNS Magazine is online, and a letter by NRA Life Member David Lundeen regarding my Firearms Freedom Act "Rights Watch" column caught my eye. He cited the September 2009 issue of their American Hunter magazine, and observed: [I]t is clearly stated “Firearms Freedom Act “ supporters have never planned to test these laws in criminal cases, and no one who puts himself in that situation should expect support from the NRA.” It's true. I'm a Life Member and get American Rifleman, and it's on page 18. Their rationale? [T]his kind of litigation faces major obstacles–mainly...
  • AR-15, Made in Texas

    12/03/2009 6:08:55 PM PST · by Pantera · 17 replies · 1,656+ views
    texas.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 12-03-09 | Brian Roberts
    The Montana Firearm Freedom Act was signed into law in October of this year. Here is a recent update: http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11610180. So how does this apply to Texas right now and in the near future?One of the strategic goals of the 10th amendment movement is the passage of a firearms bill in as many states as possible. The “Firearm Freedom Act” bills state that firearms manufactured in a state that are not sold or transferred across state lines are not subject to federal gun laws. In general, federal guns laws are based on the “commerce” clause in the Constitution. This means...
  • The States Can Stop Obama

    10/14/2009 11:25:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 996+ views
    Repubx ^ | 10-14-09 | Sheriff Richard Mack
    By now we have all heard the cliches and seen the posters from the “Tea Parties” espousing freedom, less government, and perhaps most of all, how the federal government had better back off trying to shove their national healthcare down our otherwise healthy throats. The truth of the matter is all the slogans of “Don’t Tread On Me” or “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” or “We’re Mad As Hell And We’re Not Taking It Anymore,” don’t mean a thing when compared to reality; the real and actual answer to all the protests, marches, and outrage. The answer is...
  • Historic Pro-life Debate - Bill Johnson vs. Rand Paul [US Senate - KY]

    09/05/2009 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 12 replies · 1,199+ views
    AIPnews.com ^ | Sept 5, 2009 | Bill Johnson - Rand Paul
    The Pro-life Debate Between Bill Johnson and Rand Paul-- 10:10am, EST 9.02.09Press release from Bill Johnson's Senate Campaign... The Bill Johnson for U.S. Senate Campaign continues to run a low cost and fiscally responsible campaign.  Rand Paul, a doctor, and Trey Grayson, a lawyer, are engaged in a battle about who can raise and spend the most money in a primary campaign.  This conflict is typical Capitol Hill politics where tax and spend is the norm.  How much money is enough?  Instead of focusing on bank accounts, Johnson is concerned about Mr. Paul’s position on abortion as stated at the...
  • Massachusetts sues feds over definition of marriage

    07/08/2009 3:02:20 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 58 replies · 2,540+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 07/08/2009 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON — Massachusetts is suing the federal government over a law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. State Attorney General Martha Coakley filed the lawsuit today in federal court in Boston. It says the federal Defense of Marriage Act interferes with the right of Massachusetts to define marriage as it sees fit.