States’ Rights, Then And Now.
Yesterday, my article purposely skirted the issue of states’ rights. John Brown would have been executed, whether he assaulted the Springfield Armory or not. In his missionary zeal for his abolitionist cause, he murdered five pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas on May 26, 1856. The ‘States’ Rights’ issue was never a simple one, and the America of the 1850s was being torn apart by | Read More »
Lonsberry, Mike Lee, EnergySolutions & the Constitution
The State of Utah expressed its desire to have EnergySolutions bring jobs, industry and tax revenues to Utah by licensing and taxing ES’s business of treating and storing low-level waste at its Utah site. In the licensing agreement, Utah did not specify the origin of any waste to be stored at the Utah site, but only that it be “low-level” waste. EnergySolutions then contracted with | Read More »
What’s Not To Understand About ‘Illegal Alien’?
The entire mechanism of the left has just lit up like an Independence Day light show. Arizona has just re-erected the states’ rights issue… quite appropriate actually, given that the country is undergoing what may be described as a low-level, bloodless civil war. The left is foaming at the mouth over Arizona’s heroic decision to stand and be counted. Every single illegal alien supporter, from | Read More »
Slaves to Government: Constitutional Gnosticism Will Destroy a Free Republic
[Editorial Note: I’ve had a lot of requests for a transcript of my monologue on the radio this morning. Well, here you go.] “You cannot sustain a free republic when the citizens who are expected to comply with the law have no understanding of what the law is or how their government works without paying the gnostics to enlighten them and the people who write | Read More »
Kill The Bill – Invoke The Tenth
I’m not counting on these bozos to repeal ObamaCare, even with a 2/3 majority. It just is not going to happen and is part of the denial phase of losing our liberties to contemptuous tyrants. It will soon become apparent this approach is a non-starter. Looks good, sounds good, is inspiring to think about it, but it ain’t gonna happen, so let’s look for the | Read More »
We’re going to find out if it works…
The Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act on Wednesday, March 10th, and Governor Bob McDonnell has said he will sign it. Here’s the text of the bill: § 38.2-3430.1:1. Health insurance coverage not required. No resident of this Commonwealth, regardless of whether he has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his | Read More »
*Way* Under The Radar: National K-12 Curriculum Standard Being Mulled
I’m genuinely conflicted about this news – “Education Panel Unveils Core K-12 Standards”: Long-standing fears that millions of U.S. students from elementary to high schools aren’t being adequately prepared for college or the workforce and that state standards vary too greatly have spurred a movement for a national core educational curriculum and the release Wednesday of draft standards for English language arts and math. The | Read More »
Nullification – Our Constitutional Option
The time to step up is now. We fight not just for our country, but for our families and for those not yet born. The information below is voluminous and it is merely a primer. Taking back our country requires understanding the power of the states in contrast to federal power. It requires we grasp the historical context of how the federal government absconded with | Read More »
Cherilyn Eagar Calls for End of Political Back Room Deals
Eagar Calls for End of Political Back Room Deals Foreign Waste is a States’ Rights Issue SALT LAKE CITY, UT. January 4, 2010. Cherilyn Eagar, candidate for U.S. Senate (R-UT), announced today that she supports Governor Herbert’s move to stall the arrival of depleted uranium in Utah. “Our conservative Governor is using caution, and rightfully so.” She added her own perspective, “ I’m speaking not | Read More »
12 Reasons Joe Scarborough Should Run in 2012 on the 12 Days of Christmas
12 Reasons Joe Scarborough should run in 2012. Joe understands conservatism is a belief in a cautious foreign policy, conserving our resources, encouraging entrepreneurship, and a sustainable budget. His politics and style make him a great candidate for 2012 and provide a path forward for the movement.
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Sins of the Founding Fathers
Sidenote: As I post this entry, I am watching a live stream of proceedings at Continental Congress 2009, currently in session in St. Charles, IL. I have not had the time to dutifully review the content which CC2009 has so far produced. It is my understanding there will be archive video of the entire conference and many documents coming out of the event to peruse. | Read More »
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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 »
OHIO: Vote Yes for local control and regulation of farms!
Someone whom I trust and who works in local farming in Ohio wrote the following about ISSUE 2 here in Ohio. (The one @ewerickson described so nicely as “banning choking chickens and spanking monkeys.”) In short, it’s a local solution to a concern that national interests may exploit to have more restrictive measures passed in the future. It’s a constitutional amendment to prevent national interest | Read More »
Texting and Driving: Chance for Libertarian Conservatism to Assert Itself.
With all the big ticket items on the docket, some of the smaller issues may slip through. This is justifiable. There is no issue more important than health care right now and resources are limited. But the Senate introduced a bill banning texting and driving today. Here. And I think conservatives can make a little hay out of it, especially in libertarian-minded states. There are | Read More »
HR 45 and Fedzilla – a fight we can win
HR 45 is a bad bill on many levels. The largest problem is that it is indicative of the lack of respect for state sovereignty. The pending legislation regarding a national emissions standards bill is another example. Requiring the automakers to manufacture vehicles that conform to a national standard is one thing. Forcing states to spend money to enforce it on existing vehicles is entirely | Read More »