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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California Dreamin’ (on someone else’s dime)

This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for the federal government to bail out the taxpayers of his state to the tune of some $6.9 billion. The request comes amid efforts to close a $19.9 billion gap in his proposed $82.9 billion 2010-2011 fiscal budget. We hear daily news stories of governors all over…

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Washington State to Consider Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

Washington State Representative Matthew Shea along with 21 co-sponsors, have introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” for the state – it’s filed as House Bill 2709 (HB2709). If passed, the bill would provide that: a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Washington and that remains within the borders…

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Rhode Island to Consider Resolution Affirming Sovereignty

Rhode Island State Representatives Trillo, Loughlin, and Gemma have introduced House Resolution 7030 (H7030), which if passed, would affirm “that the people of this state have the sole and exclusive right to govern themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state and any proposals that impede, diminish, or revoke those rights would violate the form…

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Self governing decision begins in earnest in 2010

We are entering another election year. Campaigning never seems to end in this day and age, especially with a president who seems to always be in campaign mode. We will be faced with on-going advertisements and promises from candidates. As Nancy Pelosi reminded us all last week, many things are said on the campaign trail…

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Making National Health Care Null and Void in Washington State

Sponsored by State Reps Hinkle, Shea, Warnick and Johnson, the Washington State Health Care Freedom Act (HB2669) states that “A law or rule pertaining to health care shall not directly or indirectly compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system.” With this proposed legislation, Washington joins South Carolina,…

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Alabama to Consider Health Care Nullification

Alabama State Representative Mac Gibson has introduced House Bill 47 (HB47), which proposes an “amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.” If approved by both houses of the Alabama legislature, it will go to a…

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