Oklahoma to Consider Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

Oklahoma State Representative Lewis Moore has introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” for the state – it’s pre-filed for February 1, 2010 as House Bill 2884 (HB2884). If passed, the will would provide that: A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Oklahoma and that remains within the borders…

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Arizona: Resolution to Affirm State Sovereignty

Arizona State Representative Judy Burgess, along with 46 cosponsors have introduced House Concurrent Resolution 2001 (HCR2001) which seeks to “claim sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United…

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Claiming Sovereignty in Missouri

Introduced in the Missouri Legislature this week are House Concurrent Resolution 25 (HCR25) and Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 (SCR34), both of which claim “sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution for all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government under the Constitution.” HCR25 was introduced by…

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Alabama Firearms Freedom Act: Saying No to Federal Gun Laws

Alabama State Representative Mac Gipson has introduced House Bill 48 (HB48), the “Firearms Freedom Act.”  If passed, the bill would “exempt from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained within the borders of Alabama.” While the FFA’s title focuses on federal…

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Rejecting the Compromise: Health Care Nullification in Nebraska

That’s correct, right from the state that gave you the “Nebraska Compromise” comes proposed legislation to nullify a national health care plan within the borders of the state. Introduced on January 13, 2010 by State Senator Beau McCoy and 11 co-sponsors, LR289CA is a “Constitutional amendment to prohibit laws that restrict or interfere with choice…

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States readying for 10th Amendment show down

A story today in USA Today begins, “Another congressional delegation went to the White House today to talk with President Obama about a health care bill — and another congressional delegation left without talking to reporters.” This is now the standard operating procedure for this administration’s efforts to force a form of health care insurance…

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More than 500 attend 10th Amendment Rally in Missouri

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: More than 500 people flooded the Capitol rotunda Wednesday calling for more states’ rights and less government. State legislators touted their beliefs on states’ rights to those gathered from across the state, the majority from the St. Louis area. Many of the attendees said they were disheartened by the direction…

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The Constitution and Abortion

Gary North makes some astute observations in a recent blog post at LewRockwell.com: Over 25 years ago, several leaders of my church drove 20 miles for a meeting with Dan Smoot, the 1950s-era conservative TV personality and the author of The Invisible Government (1962), the first expose of the Council on Foreign Relations. Smoot was…

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