“…all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution.”Details
An honest reading of the Constitution with an original understanding of the Founders and Ratifiers makes it quite clear that the federal government has no constitutional authority to override state laws on marijuana. All three branches of the federal government, however, have interpreted (and re-interpreted) the commerce clause of the Constitution to authorize them to…Details
That’s just the political reality we face today, writes John Tamny: Throughout this decade, under Presidents Bush and Obama, economic “stimulus” packages have similarly been foisted on the U.S. economy by a federal government possessing nothing not already taxed or borrowed from the private sector. Nothing in the Constitution mentions “economic growth” as one of…Details
As a follow up to my recent article on the growing movement to resist national health care, we can now include Virginia as one of the states that will be considering legislation to effectively opt-out, or nullify, any future national health care plan. Delegate Robert G. Marshall has pre-filed House Bill 10 (HB10) for the…Details
They sign an oath to uphold the Constitution – and they claim authority to do just about anything, but yet, they refuse to even cite where they get this authority in the Constitution.
Why? Because it doesn’t exist.
An initiative to legalize marijuana in California has garnered enough signatures for placement on the 2010 ballot, according to its supporters. From NBC: The [regrettably titled] Tax and Regulate Initiative has far more than the nearly 434,000 signatures needed to make the statewide ballot, said Richard Lee, well-known Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur and the initiative’s…Details
In a letter sent last week, Governor Mark Sanford both updated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on South Carolina’s progress in making the state’s driver’s licenses more secure, and reiterated the administration’s strong concerns that the federal REAL ID law represents both an infringement on constitutional liberties and an unacceptable cost burden to the states.…Details
by Harry Browne This article was originally published on December 12, 2002. For more Harry Browne archives, visit www.harrybrowne.org Dec. 15 should be a national holiday. No, it’s not Earth Day, or Martin Luther King Day, or Flag Day, or Beat-Up-Some-Third-World-Country Day. It’s Bill of Rights Day. If there were to be only one holiday…Details