Action Alert: TN Sovereignty Bills in Committee

The Industrial Impact Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee is attempting to prevent legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Lynn from making their way to the House floor.  Four pieces of legislation introduced by Lynn have been deferred to the subcommittee’s to the last calendar meeting.  According to a letter sent to a Tennessee Tenth Amendment…

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American Thinker’s Curious Coverage of Nullification

J. Robert Smith writes A Curious Dalliance with Nullification at American Thinker today.  By using three citations from a single page in a single book, he determines that the idea of nullification is mistaken and that those of us who support nullification as a remedy to federal overreach are misguided.  Here are the the article…

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State Sovereignty Resolution heads to Governor’s Desk

Sen. Howard Stephenson introduced the State Sovereignty and Tenth Amendment Resolution, SJR-6, on January 12th. It was created in the spring of 2009 by citizens for citizens. The Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition, with the guidance of Larry Jensen (Utah Grassroots Alliance Coordinator), Chris Strause and many others, formed the message. After looking for someone…

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Pennsylvania HB2053 – Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

Here’s a message I sent to my elected state officials via congress.org. February 28, 2010 Dear Sirs, Based on recent news reports, it seems that the federal government is once again ramping up its efforts to take over health care systems across this nation. As I’m sure you’re aware, health care is not one of…

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Michigan: Joint Committee on Federalism

Yesterday, I introduced HJR YY in Michigan along with several House colleagues, a joint resolution that would change the Michigan Constitution. Why is HJR YY so critically needed? If enacted into law and formally approved by voters, HJR YY would create a Joint Federalism Commission within the legislative council, in essence forcing the creation of…

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Missouri House Passes Health Care Freedom Act

The Missouri State House has passed House Joint Resolution 48 (HJR48). The legislation, known as the “Missouri Health Care Freedom Act” seeks to make public policy for the state that every person within the state of Missouri is and shall be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services…

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Ray LaHood as Santa Claus

U.S. News & World Report’s columnist Paul Bedard reports that Transportation secretary Ray LaHood told him that it’s fun playing Santa Claus to states and cities around the nation. So let’s take a look at some recent examples of DOT gift-giving with federal taxpayers’ money: DOT’s Federal Highway Administration helped restore an old brewery in…

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Should Liberals Champion States’ Rights?

Regular readers of this blog will know that the answer to that question is a resounding YES! But for many people in America, particularly those on the left side of the political spectrum, the notion of states’ rights is as repulsive as it is misunderstood. Of course, if they grasped the concept of federalism and…

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South Dakota Legislature Passes Firearms Freedom Act

A bill that declares “exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota” passed in the South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday. SB89 was approved by a 49-19 vote. The bill had already passed the state Senate on Feb. 18 with a 29-4 vote. The bill states it…

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