New Mexico to Consider Sovereignty Resolution

Introduced by Representative Dennis Roch in the New Mexico state house is House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1). If passed, the resolution would make the position of the legislature as follows: that New Mexico hereby claims sovereignty under the tenth amendment to the constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted…

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Utah Senate Passes Firearms Freedom Act

Today, on its 3rd reading, the Utah Senate passed SB11, the Firearms Freedom Act, by a vote of 19-10. The bill states: A personal firearm, a firearm action or receiver, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state to be used or sold within the state is not subject…

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Will Kansas Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Kansas State Representative Merrick, along with 13 co-sponsors, has introduced House Bill 2620 (H2620), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas is not subject to federal…

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Control of schools should be in local hands, not federal

Virginia Foxx, who represents the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, is on the right track on education and the 10th Amendment: The federal government’s involvement in education illustrates what happens when Washington gets too big. First, let’s have a show of hands. How many teachers and parents love…

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Enumerated Powers Act: A Step in the Right Direction

EDITOR’S NOTE: To support the Enumerated Powers Act, please visit our friends over at DownsizeDC – click here My attention was recently drawn to some good news. Though it’s not the first time it has been proposed, I can’t remember seeing such support for the Enumerated Powers Act in the past. Today, the senate version…

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VA 5th District GOP Candidates Take the 10th

There’s a horse race afoot in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. No less than seven candidates are vying to run against vulnerable freshman Democrat Tom Perriello. Six of them because they feel that the GOP’s anointed nominee, State Senator Robert Hurt, lacks the fortitude to champion small government in Washington. Considering that in 2004 Hurt supported…

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South Carolina House Passes Sovereignty Resolution

Today, the South Carolina House overwhelmingly voted in favor of S424, a resolution reaffirming sovereignty under the 10th Amendment.  The final vote was 85-27. The resolution previously passed the Senate, and after passing amended by the House, it returns to the Senate for further action. Here’s a few excerpts from the resolution: Be it resolved:…

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Colossal Ignorance

This post is inspired by the continual misunderstanding of the “General Welfare” clause of the U.S. Constitution.  This is one of the most misunderstood parts of the Constitution. Most statists think this phrase gives the Federal Government carte blanche to spend money on anything that may be good for anyone in the U.S.  Stating it…

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Pennsylvania Health Care Freedom

Last week, a rally was held at the Pennsylvania State House in support of HB2053, the Health Care Freedom Act, introduced by State Rep Matt Baker. “My legislation will protect our right to pay directly for medical service and prohibit any individual from being penalized for not purchasing federally sanctioned health insurance,” said Baker, Republican…

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A Few Answers to the DSCC

Last week, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made some news with a memo of how they plan to “marginalize” republicans with some direct questions. Not that I have any interest in either party, or being involved in office in any way, I still thought it would be interesting to post a few responses. Do you…

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