Colorado is the first state to vote down FFA

I got an e-mail from Michael Boldin on Friday with the news that Colorado’s Fire Arms Freedom  Act was killed in committee, with a link to this article.  Something struck me as odd, when I read it.  The article lists the bills sponsor, Senator Schultheis, and has quotes from gun control advocate Tom Mauser who lost…

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Firearms Freedom Passes VA House

In what must be an unprecedented string of victories for advocates of state sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment in Virginia, HB 69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, passed the House of Delegates today with a bi-partisan vote of 70-29. HB 69: Declares that firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition made in Virginia and retained within the…

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Virginia Sovereignty Resolution Passes the House

When it rains, it pours. After stalling in committee last year, HJ 125, the Virginia Sovereignty Resolution, has passed the House by a vote of 76-20. The Resolution: Urges Congress to honor state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and claims sovereignty for the Commonwealth under the Tenth Amendment…

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Constitutional County Sheriffs in TN

Rep. Eddie Bass, a retired county sheriff, has introduced a resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly affirming the role of the constitutional sheriff in Tennessee counties.  HJR771 proposes an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would define the county sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.  The proposed amendment states: The…

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Who are the dangerous conspiracy theorists?

The recent Medina debacle on Glenn Beck’s overrated show highlights the obvious hypocrisy of the Beltway Right-wing when it comes to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories that question government action are shunned while ones that endorse all-out war are to be embraced and repeated. I have one simple question though for anyone free-thinking enough not to…

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What the heck is Federalism?

Americans have discovered or invented many significant things, but by far, the most significant is federalism. It is uniquely American and it has led to the most free and prosperous society in the history of civilization. The single most important principle of government that sets America apart from the rest of the world, is federalism.…

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Down With the Presidency!

A “president’s day” message from Thomas R. Eddlem The presidency itself needs to be knocked down from its perch. The only thing that will save the American republic is a renewed focus upon the Congress and cutting down the presidency to size. The founding fathers designed the legislature – Congress – to be the dominant…

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More Foreign Policy Arrogance

Via Jason Ditz In comments published today in a Pakistani business paper, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin pressed for Pakistan to dramatically raise taxes, insisting that “Pakistanis pay less for their government than nearly any other country in the region.” To that end, Secretary Wolin urged Pakistan’s parliament to enact value-added tax (VAT) legislation.…

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Question With(out) Boldness: In Which Glenn Beck Jumps the Shark

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. – Thomas Jefferson At the risk of being redundant, I must join Michael in pointing out the sheer hypocrisy of Glenn Beck’s hatchet job of a radio…

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