Idaho H391: The Health Care Freedom Act

Idaho State Representatives Jim Clark, Lynn Luker, and Raul Labrador have House Bill 391 (H0391), which proposes an act to protect the right of free choice of health care services for the people of Idaho. The language of the bill includes: The power to require or regulate a person’s choice in the mode of securing…

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Oklahoma Sovereignty: The Driver License Protection Act

Introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature is House Bill 2923 (HB2923), the Oklahoma Sovereignty Driver License Protection Act. The bill, introduced by State Rep. Mike Ritze, and seeks to protect the people’s right to privacy in the face of a de-facto national ID card still on the books in Washington D.C. If passed, the act would…

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Alabama Affirms Sovereignty

Yesterday, the Alabama House voted to approve Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) which “claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” (h/t Jan Lane) The resolution passed the Senate last week…

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The Voice of the People of Utah

SJR-6; State Sovereignty and Tenth Amendment is set to be introduced by Sen. Howard Stephenson (R-SD11).  This is one of several resolutions referencing states’ rights yet this is directly from the citizens.  Sen. Stephenson worked with the Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition.  Members of the coalition crafted the original draft of the resolution.  According to Larry…

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South Carolina Senate Affirms 10th Amendment – and more

On Tuesday, the South Carolina Senate became the 2nd legislative body in the country to approve a resolution affirming State Sovereignty. The resolution, S424, was originally introduced in the 2009 session, but was brought back for additional debate once the new session began last week. While I personally support the passage of such resolutions, I…

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A 10th Amendment Bill with “Teeth”

Often, supporters of the 10th Amendment movement that’s been growing around the country say – “I love all the discussion and the resolutions in support of the 10th amendment, but where’s the enforcement? These actions need some teeth!.” In Oklahoma, State Representative Charles Key has introduced just that – a 10th Amendment Resolution with some…

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Virginia 10th Amendment Rally Draws 2,400 to the Capitol Grounds

Yesterday, I joined a record-breaking Lobby Day crowd of Virginians at the steps of the bell tower on Richmond’s Capitol Grounds. I had the privilege to be one of the speakers who addressed the gathering on topics like the Tenth Amendment and its fundamental importance in our American system of divided sovereignty. They didn’t need…

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Will Indiana Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Three bills have been introduced in the Indiana Senate – the Firearms Freedom Act – Senate Bill 200 (SB200), Senate Bill 276 (SB276), and Senate Bill 416 (SB416). (h/t Roberta X) The Firearms Freedom Act, if passed, would provide that “a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that: (1) is manufactured commercially or privately in…

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Kansas State Sovereignty: Senate Judiciary Hearing Success!

There were well over 200 people who attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to support state sovereignty last week. What a wonderful endorsement of our Tenth Amendment and what an exciting day! All of the proponents offered outstanding testimony, and they were a great source of pride and encouragement to everyone attending. There were 16…

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