Alabama Senate to Feds: Back Off!

This week, the Alabama Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27), which was introduced by Alabama State Senator Beason along with nine co-sponsors (h/t Matthew Givens at Politics Alabama): BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That the State of Alabama hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the…

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Pleading the 10th in Mississippi

Introduced in the Mississippi legislature on January 5th, 2010, House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) and Senate Concurrent Resolution 528 (SCR528) both affirm “The fundamental principle and authority of state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and discouraging the federal government from imposing certain restrictive mandates.” HCR2…

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Reagan vs Clinton: 10th Amendment Showdown

Here’s a good article worth resurrecting, written by Tom DeWeese: During his six-year reign of terror, Bill Clinton has signed no less that 254 Executive Orders. To date, not one has been challenged by the United States Congress. Congressional silence has led Clinton to stronger, bolder action in his carefree drive to fulfill his liberal…

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Medical Marijuana and Constitutional Confusion in Virginia

From CBS affiliate WTVR.com in Richmond: Delegate Harvey Morgan, a Republican from the 98th district, is introducing legislation that would give more patients access to medical marijuana, as long as they had a doctor’s prescription. This could be another positive step toward ending decades of incredibly costly and embarrassingly futile prohibition efforts, at least in…

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Washington SJM8018: Affirming State Sovereignty

Introduced yesterday in Washington State is Senate Joint Memorial 8018 (SJM8018). If passed, the resolution would make the position of the legislature as follows: (1) That the State of Washington hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal…

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Nebraska Sovereignty and the Necessity of Balanced Federalism

Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton has introduced LR292 to “Memorialize the United States Congress to adhere to the principles of federalism in accord with the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.” LR292 is a non-binding resolution, but it used to a) bring the discussion of these essential principles to the public discussion…

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Something in the Water? VA House Speaker Co-Sponsors Tenther Bill

BIG NEWS from Richmond just a few short days before the 10th Amendment rally on January 18th. As reported by the Richmond Tea Party via Tertium Quids: Speaker Howell has asked to be a co-sponsor of the Health Care Reform Bill [HB10], one of two 10th Amendment bills we have before the General Assembly… Get…

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