Obama to Increase FHA Risk

The Federal Housing Administration is heading toward a taxpayer bailout, yet the president’s latest mortgage modification plan would further increase the agency’s exposure to risky mortgages. Mark Calabria calls it a “Backdoor Bank Bailout.” The administration’s plan would encourage borrowers who owe more than their house is worth to refinance into FHA-insured mortgages. Therefore, the…

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Idaho Governor Signs Firearms Freedom Act into Law

Today, Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter signed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The Senate voted 27-7 and the House passed it by a vote of 53-15. Idaho is now the 7th state to pass the act into law, joining Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Arizona. The bill makes law that guns…

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The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Becomes Law

On Monday Arizona made a bold move to check unlimited federal power. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act (HB 2307) into law, making Arizona the sixth state to pass this type of historic Tenth Amendment legislation. However, this was hardly Arizona’s first act of defiance against federal overreach. Last year, the…

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Californians Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Swiss

Examples of centralized control are spoken of frequently- Cuba, USSR and China are the most common.  While it is important to know what not to do as a people, it is even more important to study examples of decentralized nations and the practical benefits of limited, local governance.  Switzerland is one such place, as described…

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Man who Threatend Pelosi in Jail. Obama remains free.

The AP is reporting that the FBI has arrested a California man for making threatening phone calls to Nancy Pelosi. Several federal officials say the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband’s business office, reciting her home address and saying if she wanted to…

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Health Care, Lawsuits, Nullification

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I had the honor of being a guest on the Jan Mickelson show, the “most popular daily talkshow” in Iowa. The topics – the growing 10th Amendment movement, health care, lawsuits, nullification – and more. Listen to the interview with the player above – a little under 30…

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Tennessee Boasts 13 Signers of the 10-4 Pledge

The Great State of Tennessee now boasts 13 signers of the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge. By signing the 10-4 Pledge each candidate commits to uphold the U.S. Constitution and specifically the Tenth Amendment every decision, every time, no excuses. To read the pledge, visit http://pledge.tenthamendmentcenter.com. Not all signed pledges have been posted on the…

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Constitutional Ignorance from the Tennessee AG

In an opinion released today on the Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act (HFA), State Attorney General Robert Cooper informs us that the Act is unconstitutional (and in essence, shouldn’t be passed by the legislature). Here’s his argument, in short (read the full opinion here): Congressional power to preempt state law arises from the Supremacy Clause…

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