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  • Senate Bill to Nullify Hobby Lobby Decision Fails: Legislation Falls Four Votes Short of 60

    07/16/2014 1:26:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/16/2014 | By KRISTINA PETERSON
    <p>WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats' effort to push back against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision stalled Wednesday when their bill to restore employers' responsibility to provide contraception coverage under the health law was defeated on a procedural vote.</p> <p>In a 56-43 vote, which was largely along party lines, Democrats came up short of the 60 votes needed to advance their legislation. It sought to prevent companies from relying on a religious-freedom law to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act's requirement to cover all forms of contraception approved by the government without charging workers a copayment.</p>
  • The Blueprint: James Madison’s Advice

    04/23/2014 9:11:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7 Aug 13 | Michael Maharrey
    Madison: "Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand. The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in...
  • Jury nullification bill won’t move this session ( Alaska )

    04/15/2014 12:03:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Matt Buxton
    Advocates of jury nullification did their best to improve a bill expanding a jury’s ability to nullify laws, but the bill won’t be making it to a vote this session. House Bill 316, a bill by North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson, would expand and protect a jury’s right to judge the merits of a law, not just the facts before them, in a criminal case. The bill would allow defendants to argue their case based merits of the law, encouraging jurors to find them not guilty even in cases where evidence shows otherwise. It also would bar judges from...
  • Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification

    03/26/2014 10:18:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 3-26-2014 | Joe Wolverton
    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 16:35 Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. On Wednesday, March 19, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a powerful protection against the federal gun grab into law in the Gem State.The bill, SB 1332, came to Otter’s desk after being passed unanimously (with three abstentions) by the state House and Senate.The published purpose of SB 1332, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, makes clear the intent of state lawmakers:This legislation is to protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal orders, laws,...
  • All That Remains of the Individual Mandate: 20 Minutes of Paperwork

    03/25/2014 6:37:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2014 | by JOHN SEXTON
    Surprise! The individual mandate has been watered down by the White House to the point that it barely exists at all. That's the conclusion of a piece at Politico which confirms what many conservatives were saying about the mandate two weeks ago. Titled "Honey, I shrunk the mandate," the piece highlights exemption 14, which was added to the list of possible hardship exemptions in December. It notes that under exemption 14 practically anyone can claim a hardship exemption and documentation is requested "if possible." In other words, documentation is optional. While the Politico piece accurately frames these exemptions to the...
  • ID:Effective Nullification of Federal Confiscation goes to Governor Otter

    03/14/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    With the campus carry bill that Governor Otter just signed into law taking up all the oxygen in Idaho, few were paying attention to the effective nullification bill that is now going to the Governor's desk. SB1332  is effective nullification of federal gun confiscation.  It unanimously passed the senate and the house!  The bill is likely to be signed by Governor Otter.  It effects legislation, executive orders, or other federal actions that take place after it goes into effect, and unlike other attempts at nullification law, it does not prescribe penalties for federal officers, only for state and local...
  • GIVE STATES VETO OVER ABUSIVE FEDERAL LAWS

    GIVE STATES VETO OVER ABUSIVE FEDERAL POWERS PETITION CONGRESS TO PROPOSE THIS AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. IT WILL GIVE THE STATES A VETO ON OVERREACHING FEDERAL POWERS. http://tinyurl.com/VetoTheFed
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • Struggling With Nullification

    02/08/2014 4:37:09 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 87 replies
    Our American Constitution ^ | February 3rd, 2014 | Rob Natelson
    Does a state have the right to nullify federal statutes the state considers unconstitutional? This depends largely on how you define “nullification.” It also depends on what you mean by “right” and what kind of document you understand the Constitution to be. IOW, it depends on your premises. Unfortunately, people often discuss/debate, and attack each other over—the merits or demerits of nullification without making their premises clear. The result is quarreling among people who are fundamentally on the same side. The Constitution has been characterized as: * A compact (i.e., contract) to which only the states are parties, by which...
  • Appeal to Heaven or Appeal to Law [contra Mark Levin]

    01/20/2014 7:16:53 AM PST · by don-o · 75 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | January 20, 2014 | Timothy Gordon
    Last week on his call-in radio program, conservative commentator Mark Levin disparaged the spreading push by states’ rights activists like The Imaginative Conservative’s friend Kevin R.C. Gutzman for “nullification” by state legislatures of overreaching federal legislation. Sadly, Levin chose to slur the notion as a fundamentally “neo-Confederate” desideratum, one he views as, among other dreadful things, “nullifying” his recent push for a convention of the states. Now, that’s not nice—or true—at all. Some sharp observers have taken notice of Levin’s unkind—and untrue—accusations, but they’ve missed some of the acute angles. Everyone seems to agree that a nullification-supporter de facto sets...
  • Obamacare Showdown: Missouri Bill to Gut Obamacare, Ban Penalties, Ban Healthcare Exchange

    12/29/2013 7:06:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/28/2013 | Mike Shedlock
    If enough states act, we are on the way to a constitutional showdown over Obamacare. The Washington Times reports Missouri bill would gut Obamacare Next month, the Missouri Senate will consider a bill which would effectively cripple the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within the state. Following the lead of South Carolina, where lawmakers are fast-tracking House Bill 3101 in 2014, and Georgia, where HB707 was recently introduced by Rep. Jason Spencer, Missouri State Senator John T. Lamping (R-24) pre-filed Senate Bill 546 (SB546) to update the Health Care Freedom Act passed by Missouri voters in 2010. It passed...
  • Who's Next to Follow South Carolina's Lead on the FULL State Nullification of Obamacare?

    12/16/2013 8:31:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    (Yoo-hoo, Rick Perry...) As desperation mounts at the White House, Dear Leader -although he hasn't killed his uncle yet- is sinking to new depths of lawlessness in flailing attempts to salvage his 'signature' piece of legislation, the misnomer Affordable Care Act (and the entire Obama legacy).  The latest stunt involves all but forcing insurers to cover (cheaply or free, and at a financial loss) those without HC coverage who haven't been able to get anything out of 'state exchanges' due to the ongoing healthcare.gov debacle. But it seems South Carolinians have decided they've had their fill: If the ACA nullification bill -which has...
  • 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...
  • Mark Levin Refuted: Keep the Feds in Check with Nullification, not Amendments!

    12/12/2013 5:30:22 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 55 replies
    What Mark Levin says in “The Liberty Amendments” in support of an Article V convention is not true.1 On one side of this controversy are those who want to restore our Constitution by requiring federal and State officials to obey the Constitution we have; or by electing ones who will. We show that the Oath of Office at Art. VI, last clause, requires federal 2 and state officials to support the Constitution. This requires them to refuse to submit to – to nullify – acts of the federal government which violate the Constitution. This is how they “support” the Constitution!...
  • Respecting Juries

    12/09/2013 3:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2013 | Clay Conrad
    A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. Unfortunately, like many judges, Judge Ray did not understand what jury nullification is, what juries do, or his own obligations as a judge. Jury nullification occurs when a criminal jury votes not guilty, in spite of proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, because they believe the law is either unjust or is being...
  • A Summary of Mark Levin’s Proposed Amendments

    08/25/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 143 replies
    Amendment to establish congressional term limits. No more than twelve total years combined in house and senate. Amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment. Governors may fill vacancies to fill out remainder of terms. Upon two thirds vote, state legislatures may remove their senators. Amendment to establish twelve year term limits on scotus. On three-fifths vote, and within twenty four months of a ruling, congress or the states may override scotus decisions. These overrides are not subject to judicial review. Congress shall submit preliminary budget to president by first Monday in May for the next fiscal year. Should congress/president not adopt...
  • Constitution Day: Celebrate it by Learning to Enforce It

    09/17/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 9 replies
    10th Amendment Center ^ | 9-17-13 | Michael Boldin
    When I think of a “Constitution Day” speech, three things pop into my head. -SNIP- WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT? So when the federal government violates the constitution what is the first thing we do about it? Do we lobby congress and ask federal politicians to limit federal power? Do we go to federal courts and ask federal judges to limit federal power? Do we vote the bums out in the hopes that the new bums will limit their own power? Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both warned us that if the federal government ever became the sole and...
  • CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: MARK LEVIN REFUTED

    09/16/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 65 replies
    American Clarion ^ | 9/15/2013 | Publius Hulday
    After over a DOZEN attempts to post JUST the link to this exhaustive and complete refutation of Mark Levin's “solution” to our current situation, I gave up and, because this is a most serious conversation, opted to post the entire essay. Do us all a favor and READ her material before attempting to discuss – or discredit – her customarily thorough work. Thanks. **************************************** Constitutional Convention: Mark Levin Refuted By Publius Huldah The Constitutional Convention of 1787 What Mark Levin says in “The Liberty Amendments” in support of an Article V convention is not true.1 On one side of this...
  • Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of tax cut and gun bills stand in Missouri

    09/12/2013 6:10:54 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/12/13 | Jason Hancock
    Gov. Jay Nixon saw a historic number of his vetoes go down Wednesday at the hands of a Republican-dominated General Assembly. But in the end, he was able to claim victory on the year’s two most high-profile issues — a $700 million tax cut and a bill aimed at criminalizing enforcement of federal gun laws. Fifteen Republicans joined with every Democrat in the Missouri House to put the final nail in the coffin of a tax cut bill that many Republicans pointed to as the marquee achievement of the 2013 legislative session. The override came up 15 votes short of...
  • Establishment Hypocrisy from the New York Times

    09/04/2013 5:15:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Mike Maharrey
    Earlier this year, the Missouri legislature passed a Second Amendment Preservation Act that would nullify unconstitutional federal actions violating the right to keep and bear arms. Gov. Nixon vetoed it. The legislature will have a chance to override in September. On Saturday, the New York Times came out with an editorial using the Missouri bill as a springboard to ridicule those who think the federal government should not willy-nilly violate the Second Amendment. As a measure of the gun culture’s dangerous sway over statehouse politicians, it is hard to top the pending proposal in Missouri that would pronounce all federal...
  • Nullification Anyone?

    07/08/2013 10:39:37 AM PDT · by kimtom · 9 replies
    www.creators.com ^ | 2013 | Mark Levy
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Of course anyone who paid attention to ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" within the last 40 years knows this is the preamble to the Constitution. In this day and age, when Washington legislation weighs more than most Thanksgiving turkeys, the founders of our country were able to succinctly describe the...
  • Nullification Anyone?

    07/05/2013 1:09:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2013 | Mark Levy
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Of course anyone who paid attention to ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" within the last 40 years knows this is the preamble to the Constitution. In this day and age, when Washington legislation weighs more than most Thanksgiving turkeys, the founders of our country were able to succinctly describe the...
  • The Nullification Door can Swing Both Ways: A useful tool in protecting liberty -- but also a threat

    06/24/2013 7:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2013 | Bruce Johnson
    Patrick Henry, John Calhoun, and George Mason would be delighted that States are showing some backbone after 220 years of Federal power encroachment. States are again beginning to question Federal authority by, in effect, nullifying some Federal mandates. But the "nullification door" is swinging both ways. Is it not nullification of law by the Federal Government itself when they who hold the federal reins refuse to enforce the laws currently on the books? And when nonenforcement of the law is at the whim of an administration, what recourse exists for the citizenry? For the States? Both ends of the political...
  • Obamacare Nullification Bill On SC Senate Agenda

    06/04/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The State ^ | June 4, 2013 | Adam Beam
    South Carolina this week could become the first state in the country to restrict the enactment of Obamacare since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that law last year.
  • Mo. Gov. May Allow Gun Control Nullification to Pass Without His Signature

    05/28/2013 5:41:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In less than two weeks, Missouri could join Kansas in enacting a state law refusing to enforce federal gun control measures.On May 22, the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436) was sent to Governor Jay Nixon. As of this writing, Nixon, a Democrat, has not indicated whether he plans to veto or sign the bill.Earlier this month, both houses of the Republican-controlled state legislature passed the bill by an overwhelming majority.When asked about Governor Nixon’s intention, a source inside his office told The New American that in an effort to avoid multiplying the several scandals already plaguing his administration, Nixon would...
  • Maryland County Passes ‘Second Amendment Preservation Resolution’

    05/24/2013 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | May 24, 2013 | Michael Peroutka
    On the evening of May 22, 2013, the Board of Commissioners of Carroll County presented, debated and adopted a resolution known as the “Second Amendment Preservation Resolution”. This resolution, among other things, declared Carroll County as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County”.County officials, including the Board of County Commissioners, the States Attorney and the Sheriff deemed this action necessary in light of the recent enactment by the Maryland General Assembly of “pretended legislation” known as the Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013.The Resolution declares that the so called “Safety Act”, which purports to ban the sale of forty-five types of ordinary...
  • SHAPIRO: Another attempt at nullification

    05/14/2013 5:18:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    “Nullification” laws have been introduced in 37 states that technically make it a felony for law enforcement agents to enforce federal restrictions banning firearms, and a recent Rasmussen poll shows that 38 percent support such state laws.Nullification laws are a legal device used by states to “nullify” federal laws deemed unconstitutional by that state’s legislature and governor. They stem from a proclamation that Andrew Jackson issued in 1832, but in reality have little if any actual authority in overriding federal law. In fact, under the Supremacy Clause of Article VI, federal law is the “supreme law of the land,” and...
  • Missouri Legislature Sends Gun Grab Nullification Bill to Governor

    05/12/2013 9:04:42 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 May 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Both houses of the Missouri legislature approved a Second Amendment preservation bill, which now goes to the governor for his signature or veto. Missouri Legislature Sends Gun Grab Nullification Bill to Governor The New American 11 May 2013 Less than one week after being passed by the state Senate, lawmakers in the Missouri state House of Representatives approved a bill protecting the right of citizens of the Show Me State to keep and bear arms. By a vote of 116-38 on May 8, the House signed off on HB 436 — the Second Amendment Preservation Act.The measure now awaits...
  • Eric Holder says Feds Will Ignore State Laws and Enforce Gun Grab

    05/06/2013 8:44:56 AM PDT · by True Grit · 100 replies
    spreadlibertynews.com Blog ^ | May 3, 2013 | Joe Wolverton
    Attorney General Eric Holder has written to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (shown), informing him that the Obama administration considers state attempts to protect the Second Amendment “unconstitutional” and that federal agents will “continue to execute their duties,” regardless of state statutes to the contrary. The letter, dated April 26, specifically references a Kansas statute recently signed into law by Brownback that criminalizes any attempt by federal officers or agents to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of citizens of the Sunflower State. Section 7 of the new law declares: It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the...
  • Holder v. Brownback? DOJ and Kan. on collision course on guns

    05/04/2013 12:46:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/04/13 | Ben Goad
    The Obama administration is on a collision course with the state of Kansas over a new law that claims to nullify federal gun controls. Attorney General Eric Holder has threatened litigation against Kansas over the law in what could the opening salvo of a blockbuster legal battle with national ramifications. “This is definitely a case that could make it to the Supreme Court,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday afternoon. “There is nothing symbolic about this law.” Kobach, a former constitutional law professor, helped craft the statute, which bars the federal government from regulating guns and ammunition manufactured...
  • KANSAS TO PROSECUTE FEDERAL AGENTS WHO ENFORCE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LAWS (Brownback Signs Law)

    05/04/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    Andrew Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4 May 2013, 6:55 AM PDT | by JOHN NOLTE
    The Hill reports that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed into law a statute that "bars the federal government from regulating guns and ammunition manufactured and stored within Kansas state lines." Moreover, the new law makes it a felony for federal authorities to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws, treaties, or rules related to firearms within Kansas state lines. Federal agents would not be arrested but will be prosecuted on "a complaint-and-summons basis." Naturally, U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is furious. Already he has sent a letter to Brownback promising, “The United States will take all appropriate action, including...
  • Alabama Senate Votes To Ignore New Federal Gun Laws

    05/01/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The Alabama State legislature is warning the federal government and other to back off on gun control legislation. On Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate passed legislation that declared “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.” The vote was 24-6 and also declared that all federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment (which are all of them) would be considered null and void in Alabama. Republican Senator Paul Sanford of Huntsville confirmed that the legislation was the result of hundreds of emails and calls he received from his constituents in...
  • Missouri House of Reps Passes Powerful Nullification of Federal Gun Grab

    04/22/2013 9:17:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill April 18 prohibiting the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the Show Me State. By a vote of 115-41, state lawmakers approved the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436), with nine Democrats crossing the aisle and voting “aye.” A nearly identical companion bill is currently working its way through the state Senate. It's sponsored by reliable friend of the Constitution, state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, which is sponsored by State Representative Doug Funderburk, was approved by the entire House fewer than 24 hours after passing the...
  • Can the surviving Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's citizenship be nullified?

    04/21/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    email | April 21, 2013
    A friend of mine made this comment to me via email: It seems to me that the surviving Tsarnaev brother's legal status as a US citizen should be nullified since he must have taken the oath of allegiance under false pretense. If it can be nullified then he would lose the protections afforded him as a citizen. What do you think?
  • South Carolina One Step Closer to Nullifying ObamaCare

    04/01/2013 5:20:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New American ^ | 04/01/2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    South Carolina is one step closer to nullifying ObamaCare within the borders of the Palmetto State.The Constitutional Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee passed H3101, the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act. Within days the bill will be heard by the full Judiciary Committee of the state House of Representatives.In an exclusive interview with The New American, the bill’s chief sponsor, State Representative William M. “Bill” Chumley, discussed his bill and its legislative future. “We’re real happy with the vote,” Chumley said. “We are confident that the full committee will pass it.”This is a significant victory for citizens...
  • (Oklahoma)-Obamacare Nullification Bill Passes Out of Committee

    02/21/2013 5:34:42 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    The new American ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The fight to force the federal beast back inside its constitutional cage is continuing in the Sooner State. On Tuesday, a bill focused on preventing the enforcement of ObamaCare mandates inside the sovereign borders of Oklahoma passed out of the House Public Health committee. By a vote of 7-3, the Public Health committee approved House Bill 1021, and it will now be considered by the House Calendar Committee. State Rep. Mike Ritze, a board-certified family practice physician and surgeon, is the author of the nullification bill. HB 1021 nullifies the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,”...
  • Wyoming NDAA Nullification Passes Out of Committee

    01/30/2013 1:31:12 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 1/30/2013 | TAC Daily Updates
    Wyoming state representative Kendell Kroeker, along with reps Hunt and Miller, and Senator Case, have introduced a bill that declares the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA to be unconstitutional, prohibiting enforcement of the federal act. On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, HB114 passed out of committee with a 6-3 vote. According to Kroeker, “This bill will preserve our constitutionally protected rights by not allowing the federal government to arrest and detain our citizens without trial or charges being brought against them. The federal government gave themselves this power, which completely shreds the bill of rights, with the passage of...
  • Fresno: Sheriff Margaret Mims addresses gun control

    01/18/2013 3:23:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    abclocal.go.com KFSN-TV ABC 30 ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By Stephanie Stone
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County's top law enforcer says she's standing with sheriff's across the country- many of whom are coming forward, saying they won't enforce federal gun laws. This comes on the heels of President Obama's new gun violence prevention proposal. 23 executive orders are aimed at gun control. Sheriff Margaret Mims says there's been a steady increase in concealed carry licenses, ever since the President's re-election in November. In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand....
  • Wyoming Introduces Bill To Nullify Any Federal Gun Control Measures, Jail Federal Agents

    01/13/2013 8:31:16 AM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | January 13, 2013
    This week, Wyoming lawmakers introduced a bill banning the federal government from enforcing an assault weapons ban or a prohibition on high-capacity magazines in the state, calling the effort an attempt to “take the Second Amendment seriously.” The bill, which is sponsored by eight Wyoming state representatives and two state senators, calls for federal agents who attempt to enforce those measures to be imprisoned for at least one year and up to five years, and fined a maximum of $5,000. It also contains broad language prohibiting any “public servant … or dealer selling any firearm in this state” from enforcing...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/11/2013 7:09:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws January 10, 2013 | 11:03 am 202Comments Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition. The bill – HB0104 – states that “any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.” The bill is sponsored...
  • Republican Florida Senate President Calls for Hangings of Opponents?

    12/07/2012 9:08:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | December 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I met Senate President Don Gaetz after speaking to the Senate Committee on Healthcare Exchanges. I explained to him that I wanted to teach on nullification and why the Healthcare Act is unconstitutional. He mocked the Founders of the this nation to my face, implying they are irrelevant to the interpretation of the Constituion. He laughed at my support of Constitutional principles. He then shouted out to me as he left the room that he wouldn’t read anything that I sent him. This morning I sent him an email explaining the Founders’ position on State Sovereignty and nullificaion. After sending...
  • UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization

    11/21/2012 4:29:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    A top UN official called on the Obama administration to quash recent marijuana legalizations in Washington State and Colorado. UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization The New American 21 November 2012 In a move likely to further alienate the already unpopular United Nations from the American people, a top official with the global body put his ignorance about the U.S. constitutional system on full display by calling on the Obama administration to lawlessly quash recent marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington State and Colorado. Voters in both states approved the decriminalization of the controversial plant on November 6, nullifying...
  • Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents

    11/13/2012 8:08:40 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Boldin
    At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping. In response, there’s been a bit of a firestorm from people across the political spectrum. Local communities in Colorado sent out the first warning shots, passing resolutions and ordinances rejecting...
  • Alabama Voters Nullify Obamacare Mandates

    11/07/2012 1:45:24 AM PST · by Maurice Tift · 52 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 7, 2012 | John Michaels
       This summer the Supreme Court ruled that the Obama Administration’s health care mandates to be constitutional as a tax. Today, the people of the state of Alabama told the Supreme Court to shove it!    In a Majority vote of 56%-44% (with 46% reported), the People of Alabama passed Amendment 6, which reads:    An amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.    In the weeks leading up to the vote, there were overwhelming attempts by the media and...
  • Johnson’s bill takes aim at health-care law

    09/12/2012 7:01:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-12-12 | MD Kittle
    MADISON — President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party may have built the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court may have upheld it. But U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, aims to push back what he sees as an Internal Revenue Service power grab and knock a huge hole into the implementation of the federal health-care law.Johnson’s Senate Joint Resolution 48, which he introduced in late July, about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, goes after an IRS rule on “premium assistance credits,” which subsidize health-insurance premiums in health-care exchanges. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson The...
  • Alleged rape victim acquitted in priest assault (SF Cal)

    07/06/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2012 | Kevin Fagan
    William Lynch never disputed that he had punched a retired Catholic priest in an old folks home in Los Gatos. He said the cleric raped him nearly four decades ago, that he had simply snapped when he demanded an admission of guilt. He didn't expect a jury to overlook the letter of the law and let him go. But Thursday, in a verdict that drew gasps of astonishment in a San Jose courtroom, the jury said the 44-year-old Lynch was not guilty of felony assault and elder abuse in the 2010 attack on Jerold Lindner, 67. The panel considered a...
  • Walter E. Williams: States should nullify Obamacare

    07/06/2012 1:15:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Six minutes of truth. CLICK on picture
  • State Adopts Jury Nullification Jurors Can Question Law

    07/03/2012 7:09:44 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    US Observer ^ | July 3, 2012 | Staff
    New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 on June 18, 2012 - which reads: "...a Right of Accused. In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy. Short, simple and to the point. Nullification advocate Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute thinks it may not be a game changer, but it's a step in the right direction
  • Obama’s Constitutional Crisis (Constitution allows states to nullify Obamacare)

    07/02/2012 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    CFP ^ | 7/2/2012 | Allan Caruba
    In 1832, the threat of nullification by States that opposed tariffs on imported goods came close to bringing about a civil war. Thirty years later as cries for the abolition of slavery reached a fever pitch the War Between the States would begin. Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that found that the Affordable Health Care Act—Obamacare— is constitutional and thereby the law of the land. Republican Governors are lining up to say they will not obey it. Not only has President Obama and the Democrat Party imposed an enormously unpopular law on the nation, they have...
  • Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

    07/01/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    policemisconduct.net ^ | 27 June, 2012 | Tim Lynch
    With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire: On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation) signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013. HB 146 concerns “the right of a jury to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.” It’s popularly known as “the jury nullification bill.” In this post, I will try to explain what impact this new law may have in the New...