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  • Kansas Attorney General Opinion - localities cannot ban open carry!

    03/16/2011 1:13:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    OpenCarry.org ^ | 11 March, 2011 | DEREK SCHMIDT
    March 11, 2011 Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued an opinion that concealed carry permit holders can legally open carry a firearm with state preemption of local city ordinances and county resolutions. In addition to preemption, cities and counties cannot make open carry laws that require firearms to be unloaded while carrying and those municipalities may only regulate unlicensed open carry not licensed permit holders on property open to the public. A grass roots organization, Open Carry Kansas, requested the opinion through Kansas Legislator, Representative Lana Gordon, District 52 of Topeka. Open Carry Kansas appreciates the support of the Kansas...
  • Going against God

    03/13/2011 7:44:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 3/13/11 | DOUG GAYER
    President Obama's decision to subvert the law and usurp the prerogatives of the Federal Judiciary by declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional should be cause for great concern for Bible-believing Americans. The president announced that the Department of Justice would no longer defend DOMA. By deeming the Defense of Marriage Act to be indefensible and unconstitutional, President Obama has once again exposed his willingness to subvert the checks and balances at the heart of our Constitution. This, in spite of the fact that DOMA has been in federal law since 1996 - and has withstood many...
  • Republicans face another Obama roadblock on health care

    03/12/2011 12:34:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2011 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP
    President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV cameras and microphones. Tell that to the White House now. Republican congressional investigators got the brush-off this past week after pressing for details of meetings between White House officials and interest groups, including drug companies and hospitals that provided critical backing for Obama's health insurance expansion. Complying with the records request from the House Energy and Commerce Committee "would constitute a vast and expensive undertaking" and could "implicate longstanding executive branch confidentiality interests," White House lawyer Robert Bauer wrote...
  • Montana, Arizona and Tennessee Take the Lead on Broad-Based Nullification

    02/28/2011 5:34:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | February 24, 2011 | JB Williams
    (Feb. 24, 2011) — As the battle for states’ rights heat up across the country, Montana and Arizona have leaped out into the lead by introducing the first broad-based State Nullification Reaffirmation Act designed to return the power to the people and their states and rein in federal government abuses of misinterpreted power. The Model Legislation was researched and created by the Constitutional Justice Division of Wyoming-based United States Patriots Union. This model legislation aims to reaffirm and reassert broad-based sovereign state’s rights under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by providing both the constitutional grounds and...
  • Herman Cain To CPAC: 'Stupid People Are Ruining America' (VIDEO)

    02/12/2011 10:12:38 AM PST · by pissant · 24 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/12/11 | Jill Rayfield
    Former pizza chain CEO, tea partier and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain closed out CPAC on day two, declaring that "the American Dream is under attack," and that "stupid people are ruining America." Cain said that the American Dream is being attacked by what he calls "the -ations" -- legislation, regulation, and taxation. He continued that Republicans need to repeal and replace health care reform, and also "throw out" the "messed up tax code" and replace it with a new system. The "objective of the liberals is to destroy America," he Cain continued, but "if you can get...
  • Helpful website for tracking bills in VA General Assembly

    01/26/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    I have found this to be a very usesful website each Jan - Mar when the Virginia General Assembly is in session. See http://leg1.state.va.us/ Here, you can look up VA bills by bill number, by delegate/senator, by date submitted and by subject. Also, it lists all emails for members and lists the committees.
  • Delay! Delay! Delay!

    01/09/2011 4:51:38 PM PST · by BobNative · 13 replies
    Various Sources | January 9, 2010 | BobNative
    The Tucson events of yesterday are tragic and despicable...
  • Five New Years Resolutions for the New Congress

    12/30/2010 9:05:51 PM PST · by MikeMerritt · 2 replies · 3+ views
    Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 12/30/2010 | Michael Merritt
    A New Year approaches. Along with it comes a brand new Congress. There are many things Congress needs to do next year. However, I believe there are five that are of the utmost importance; things that the new Congress should make New Years Resolutions.
  • Florida Senate To Introduce Statutory Legislation Against Federal Healthcare Mandate

    12/28/2010 7:51:05 AM PST · by SterlingSilver · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Orlando Political Press ^ | December 28, 2010 | Tom Tillison
    Today, Carey Baker, recently acquired aid/consultant to Senator Haridopolos (President of the Florida Senate), announced through a FaceBook post that state FL State Sen. Rene Garcia will be filing a statutory version of SJR-2 Health Care Freedom Act. (similar to the Virginia legislation) This announcement is a clear victory for the tea party movement in the state, which is now being recognized as one of the most active, well organized in the nation. It also indicates a strong show of respect toward the movement by state lawmakers.
  • Congressional Republicans Sink to ‘New Low’

    12/18/2010 10:46:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 34 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Both the White House and Congressional Democrats are upset about Republican plans to require that bills be read before being voted on. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the read-before-passing strategy “a new low in this nation’s history. What they’re doing with the START Treaty, foe example, is both unconscionable and unconstitutional. Anyone familiar with the Constitution knows that the President is granted the power to make treaties. The Senate’s role is to ‘advise and consent.’ There is no need for them to read the treaty. There is no Constitutional authorization for them to hold a treaty hostage with this kind...
  • Critical Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves to White House for President's Signature

    12/16/2010 1:12:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/16/10 | American Council of the Blind
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and Congress," stated Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind. "The silent nature of hybrid and electric vehicles, coupled with their growing popularity, presents a dilemma....
  • One nation, under too many laws (I never read a better OpEd.)

    12/12/2010 11:50:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2010 | Philip K. Howard
    America is choking on laws of our own making. Once a law is in place in the United States, it's almost impossible to dislodge. Our political class assumes that, after a law is forged in the crucible of democracy, it should be honored as if it's one of the Ten Commandments - except it's more like one of 10 million... --snip-- Sunset laws have been proposed from time to time, and they were a domestic priority for President Jimmy Carter. "Too many Federal programs have been allowed to continue indefinitely," he wrote to Congress in 1979, "without examining whether they...
  • Need Input - Draft of Eligibility Bill

    11/30/2010 10:33:49 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 33 replies · 1+ views
    butterdezillion
    With SCOTUS AWOL, we need to find our own way to mitigate the vulnerabilities in our system. This isn't my forte so bear with me. I offer it as a starting point for discussion: A PROPOSAL FOR A STATE BILL REGARDING PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION Whereas the US Constitution states the requirements for Presidential eligibility and gives the federal judiciary the responsibility of interpreting and applying the Constitution but gives the individual states the responsibility of choosing Presidential electors resulting in a Constitutionally eligible President; Whereas the President is the Commander-in-Chief of US military personnel, some of which swear to obey...
  • Call your Senator re. 'Paycheck Fairness Act'

    11/16/2010 3:32:42 PM PST · by Ron C. · 14 replies
    Eagle Forum (email) ^ | 11/16/10 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Keep the Calls Coming! Tell your Senators to vote NO on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act! Take Action!   November 16, 2010Vote is expected tomorrow, please call your Senators today and tomorrow!On Election Day, Americans spoke out against the radical liberal agenda in Washington, D.C. Voters demanded a Congress that will strengthen the economy and create more jobs. But, the liberal left is still pandering to feminists and trial attorneys at the expense of American jobs by bringing the so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act” to a vote during the Lame Duck Session that begins Monday, November 15th.The “Paycheck Fairness Act” would stifle...
  • Sides line up in renewed battle over health care legislation (friend-of-the-court briefs gone wild)

    11/15/2010 6:08:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/15/10 | Bob Keefe
    Sides line up in renewed battle over health care legislationThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Bob Keefe 6:13 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2010 WASHINGTON -- If you thought the fight over federal health care legislation was even close to being over, think again. In Washington, nearly 100 newly elected and emboldened lawmakers -- most of them Republicans -- converged on Capitol Hill for orientation on Monday, many of them reiterating campaign pledges to take up the fight to overturn the legislation championed by President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders. Separately Monday, more than 50 members of the conservative Republican Study Committee,...
  • DeMint: Over 90% of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate, No Vote

    11/08/2010 10:45:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 26 May 2010 | Sen Jim DeMint
    video 10:38
  • Murkowski on cusp of win; how will she legislate?

    11/08/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 8, 2010 | Becky Bohrer (Associated Press)
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the cusp of vindication after waging a high stakes - and long shot - write-in campaign to keep her job. Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge over GOP nominee Joe Miller, and though it's not clear how many of those are for her or will be counted as valid, she's confident enough in her winning to tell supporters that they'd "made history." The write-in count starts Wednesday in Juneau.
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • McConnell: 'GOP Leadership United to Repeal Obamacare'

    10/21/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Much back and forth has gone on this week over whether Republicans are committed to the repeal of the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare. The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2. The only way to suppress GOP turnout is if disheartened voters believe their efforts to expel Democrats won’t make a difference in policy. And the...
  • State lawmakers preparing citizenship legislation (no citizenship to children of illegals)

    10/19/2010 12:30:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-20-10 | PAUL DAVENPORT and AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Lawmakers in at least 14 states are collaborating on proposed legislation to deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, according to lawmakers, including the sponsor of Arizona's 2010 law targeting illegal immigration. "We're taking a leadership role on things that need to be fixed in America. We can't get Congress to do it," Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce, of Mesa, said Tuesday. "It's a national work group so that we have model legislation that we know will be successful, that meets the constitutional criteria." The efforts by the state legislators come amid calls to change the U.S. Constitution's 14th...