ObamaCare or Federalism: There Can Be Only One

Being the statists that they are, it’s only natural Congress and the president should think simply passing and signing a bill makes it reality. But, in reality, a law with implications as vast as ObamaCare requires wholehearted state cooperation to implement. Cooperation unlikely to be soon forthcoming. Upwards of 30 states currently have plans to oppose…

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Utah Governor Signs Law Nullifying Real ID

In 2005, the Republican-controlled Congress passed the “Real-ID Act” – which created national standards for driver’s license and identification cards. Opponents across the political spectrum have been resisting it for various reasons – it’s a privacy risk, is yet another unfunded mandate, and most importantly, the exercise of such federal power is not authorized by…

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‘Militia’ Used as Manipulation

Mainstream media has recently reported the story of the alleged “Militia” group in Michigan which supposedly had plans of killing police officers as a sort of “freedom task”–in the name of Jesus Christ no less. In reality, “This is a group that [is] neither a militia [n]or a Christian group.”[1] This is not the first…

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An Important Warning to Those Who Want Change in 2010!

In recent days, we’ve seen a great deal of media focus on episodes (real or imagined) of threats, verbal abuse, vandalism, and violence purportedly coming from opponents of “health care reform.” My guess is that much of this focus on how evil those opponents are marks the beginning of a deliberate political campaign looking toward…

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Idaho Legislature Passes the Firearms Freedom Act

The Idaho legislature has passed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The Senate voted 27-7 and the House passed it by a vote of 53-15. Insiders expect Governor Otter to sign the bill soon, which would make the state the 6th to have pass the act into law – joining Montana, Tennessee, Utah,…

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