Ohio Bill Seeks to Nullify Any New Federal Firearm Registration or Ban

COLUMBUS, OH (Mar. 5, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Buckeye State would draw a line in the sand regarding unconstitutional federal gun control by banning any new firearm registration requirements or firearm bans in the state. Ohio Reps. Wes Retherford and Ron Hood introduced House Bill 35 (HB35) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  It reads, in part: No law enforcement officer, federal…

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Oklahoma Bill Would Effectively Nullify All Sides on Marriage

When it comes to the issue of marriage, some people want to force the entire country to accept legalized gay marriage in every state, while others want to force the entire country to accept only the traditional definition of marriage in every state. And others just want to keep the status quo.

But a bill under consideration in Oklahoma would effectively nullify everyone on all sides of the marriage issue.

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I agree with many of the arguments that have been made by people like Prof. Adler, Michael Cannon, and others – that in King v. Burwell, IRS subsidies should be struck down as unconstitutional because they’re not authorized in states where the federal government operates an exchange.

But, the Court will not agree.

The federal government, including the federal courts, cannot be trusted to shut down such a massive expansion of federal power. Congress cannot be trusted. New Republican majorities cannot be trusted. The Courts cannot be trusted.

The only way to stop Obamacare is through state and individual resistance. That is, nullification.

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Republicans Look to Revise No Child Left Behind when they Should be Working to Repeal

No Child left Behind (NCLB), the signature legislation of the George W. Bush Administration is now up for re-authorization.  Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions overseeing this review, said recently that he wanted to “put the responsibility back with states and local school districts” to…

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In Mississippi yesterday, the Senate Public Health and Welfare committee killed HB722 without a recorded or public vote. The bill would have allowed terminally-ill patients to try investigational treatments without full FDA approval. The legislation is supported by the Goldwater Institute and has passed in at least 5 other states. The Mississippi House passed it last month, 120-0. Inside sources tell us that Republican leadership in the Senate didn’t want the bill to get to the Governor’s desk, so they quietly killed it in Committee before the Senate could even vote on it.

This shouldn’t be news: If you want more liberty, Republicans aren’t your friends. That counts for both federal and state politicians. At best, they’re chess pieces that you can work to push in a direction that they see as popular.

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Taking on the Anti-Nullifiers

In the inaugural episode of my new podcast Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I take on the anti-nullifiers. They label us morons and call our efforts to limit federal power through state action illegal. But the anti-nullifiers are wrong. We’re not morons, and we’re not breaking the law. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain…

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