On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of King vs. Burwell, one of the four cases challenging the IRS rule that ObamaCare subsidies can be given to policyholders who have bought health insurance through exchanges established by the federal government, contrary to the plain language of the law. The New York Times reported on the day of the Court’s announcement that the “case is likely to be argued in February or March, and a decision will probably arrive in June.”Details
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In July 2013, TAC began the process of formulating a plan to NullifyNSA surveillance. We developed model legislation, provided papers and reports on the legal basis, and even covered how another state – Nevada – had successfully shut off water to a federal agency – and stopped it.Details
Two bills introduced in the Tennessee state House and Senate would kick the national Common Core State Standards out of the State’s classrooms, effectively nullifying its implementation.Details
If the outcry over unilateral executive moves we’ve seen over the last few years remains consistent, Obamacare and immigration are likely to keep sucking up most of Republicans’ attention and the media’s coverage. But just as sweeping have been executive waivers issued from the hated No Child Left Behind Act – really the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – that have been instrumental in connecting numerous states to, among other things, the Common Core national curriculum standards.Details
I know our work is reaching the mainstream. The comments on this article about Utah’s bill to turn off water to the NSA proves it. You can see comment after comment of people who understand our strategy, and some who even know some details about it – without TAC ever being mentioned by name either in the article or the comments.Details
Many people are highly concerned about the danger and threat from ISIS. One person even referred to them as “crazies” this week.
It’s our view, however, that the most dangerous “crazies” are actually wearing suits in Washington D.C. They’ll be far more likely to harm you and your family than the crazies on the other side of the world.
In general, that was what the founders were most worried about too.
At a speech in Kansas City, Thomas E. Woods Jr. talks about how he explained the meaning of nullification to his then 7 year old daughter.
“So what if [the federal government] does things that aren’t on the list?”
The USA Freedom Act was not renewed in the Imperial Senate – and this is a good thing. Rand Paul opposed it for renewing the PATRIOT Act Section 215 – and he was right. Mitch McConnell opposed it because even the tiniest bit of limitations on federal spy powers were alarming to him. He’s an…Details