Nudge: Executive Order — Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.
Alternate Title: We now live in a dictatorship. (Emphasis mine.) www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-stewardship-ocean-our-coasts-and-great-lakes By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation’s transportation, economy, | Read More »
Will Missouri Nullify Federal Gun Laws?
Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis has introduced the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB1230) – prefiled for the 2010 legislative session. The bill “Asserts the right of the State of Missouri to regulate the intrastate use and acquisition of certain firearms pursuant to the reserved powers of the state over intrastate commerce and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” While the bill’s title focuses | Read More »
Kentucky Joins Movement to Resist Abuses of Commerce Clause, Second Amendment
by Michael Boldin In states around the country, there’s a growing movement to address and resist two of the most abused parts of the Constitution – the Commerce Clause and the 2nd Amendment. Already being considered in a number of state legislatures, and passed as law in Montana and Tennessee this year, the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a state law that seeks to do | Read More »
Pennsylvania to Consider Nullifying Some Federal Gun Laws
Pennsylvania State Representative Sam Rohrer has introduced the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB1988) for consideration in the state legislature. The bill is “An Act prohibiting certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition from being subject to Federal law or Federal regulation.” HB1988 currently has 48 additional co-sponsors, and according to FirearmsFreedomAct.com, is similar to bills recently enacted into law in both Montana and Tennessee.
Let’s Be Careful What We Propose As Alternatives to Healthcare Reform.
There is an aspect to our conservative response to healthcare reform which is growing increasingly troubling to me. When we provide our own “solutions” to the perceived healthcare “crisis,” one particular proposal is to enhance healthcare insurance policy portability by breaking down state regulatory barriers prohibiting a person in one state from purchasing a less expensive or more appropriate policy in another state. On the | Read More »
State’s Rights: Nullification, secession, race and interstate commerce
Maximizing happiness pursuits via state sovereignty in the age of Obama It is one of the great tragedies of American history that one of the key components in the brilliant governing structure erected by the framers of the Constitution got so inextricable and nearly exclusively identified with race. I speak, of course, of the concept of federalism and state’s rights. The brilliance of this | Read More »
the 10th Commandment: Don’t mess with Texas
There’s just something about Texas. You can’t help it. Cross into the state and suddenly everyone’s driving faster, with purpose, with polite aggression. You have a mission. You are going…somewhere. And the journey is a competition of agility, quick lane changes, traffic openings, and efficient wheel manipulations. This is legendary country, producing greats like Nolan Ryan, George Jones, and Howard Hughes. In Texas you walk | Read More »
You say you want a Revolution
“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.” Tenth Amendment You could call them the winds of change, propelling individual states to rise from the burnt ash of federal control, like Phoenix taking flight, and declare their sovereignty. But in actuality, they were just western | Read More »
Tennessee Steps Up
Yesterday the governor of Tennessee, democrat Phil Bredesen, got mention on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and was interviewed by Fox News TV. While republican governors [Mark Sanford (SC), Bobby Jindal (LA) and others] who have discussed refusing part of the “stimulus” funds have been slammed by the media, and the democrats in congress, here is a DEMOCRAT governor who is also considering refusing part of | Read More »