Compounding Liberty

What is the purpose of a state government? Historically, and even in modern times, countries with states or provinces we’re ruled by a strong central government. Any rules that were passed by the central government applied to each state. So, do we really need states? The Founders intended to make American states completely different than…

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NH House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

From the Boston Globe: New Hampshire’s House voted Wednesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults, but the victory was followed immediately by the governor’s pledge to veto the bill adults to possess one-quarter ounce or less of the substance It also would decriminalize transporting less than one- quarter ounce of the…

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Oklahoma One Step Closer to Firearms Freedom

Yesterday, the Oklahoma House passed House Bill 2994 (HB2994), the Firearms Freedom Act. The vote tally was 89-3. 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 to…

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The Constitutional Case Against The Federal Sports Gambling Ban

The Federal ban on sports betting has been blasted by anyone who knows anything about the subject for a number of different reasons. Though the US professional leagues suggest that sports betting threatens the integrity of their games, the opposite is the case. This is important because there would still be no shortage of outlets…

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State Government vs. Federal Government Radio Show

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Steel on Steel radio show, hosted by John Loeffler, this weekend was focused on state vs. federal governments.  I was interviewed for the show for the 10th Amendment segment.  To listen to the interview click the player embedded in this post. There were many good areas on…

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Idaho House Passes Firearms Freedom Act

Today, the Idaho House passed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The vote as 52-17. The bill, which now moves to the Senate, seeks to declare guns or ammunition manufactured and sold in Idaho to be exempt from all federal laws and regulation, including registration requirements – as claimed by D.C. under the…

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Reclaiming the Commerce Clause in Virginia

For decades, using a tortured definition of interstate commerce, Congress has tried to regulate everything, from wheat grown on an individual’s own land for personal consumption, to weed grown in an individual’s own home for the same purpose. Unfortunately (with some notable dissenters aside), the Supreme Court has largely condoned and encouraged such reprehensible legislative…

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Liberty Is On The March. Is Florida Out of Step?

Excerpt From John Tate’s Campaign for Liberty Newletter “Congressman Ron Paul’s incredible straw poll victory at CPAC (with, I’ve been told, the most support of any straw poll victor in the Conference’s history) sent a clear message to the establishment that not only are we more energized and passionate than ever, but we are organized…

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