The popular press has been obsessed with the topic of earmarks for the last few days. Some are arguing that the cost of earmarks is insignificant in comparison to the overall size of government. Others are saying that small, though they may be, eliminating earmarks is an important symbolic step to show that the congress…Details
The new session of the Tennessee General Assembly will begin in January 2011. In preparation for the upcoming session, the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center is rolling out its Adopt A Legislator Program for the 2011 session. With the drastic change in the House’s balance of power, we hope there is a better chance of getting Tenth Amendment legislation passed through the committee structure and onto the House floor this year.
To prepare for the upcoming session, we need to get Tenth Amendment Center model legislation in front of our legislators. All of our legislation is listed below. Click on the name of each piece of legislation to download a PDF that you can either e-mail or print and give to your legislators. Additionally we are in the process of preparing some model legislation to deal with the airport body scanners as well, and hope to have that posted soon.
The important thing is for each person to adopt two or more legislators, either your own senator and representative or others, and help us get this legislation into their hands. Encourage these legislators to introduce, co-sponsor, and vote for these pieces of legislation that are so critical to asserting Tennessee’s Tenth Amendment powers. Most importantly, when you have contacted these legislators, go to our Contact Form, and let us know which legislators you have contacted, so we can track which legislators have and have not been contacted.Details
Today’s email in box brought two REAL ID messages. Both of them follow below. The first, from a FL TAC reader named Kathy expresses the frustration and sense of powerlessness we law abiding citizens face here in Florida. Please help by writing, calling and emailing your state senator and representative and tell them you strongly favor the repeal of Florida REAL ID. You can contact your state sentator at: http://www.flsenate.gov/Legislators/index.cfm?Mode=Member%20Pages&Submenu=1&Tab=legislators&CFID=238012659&CFTOKEN=51897855
and you can contact your representative at: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx
Please be sure and contact both Dean Cannon, Speaker of the House and Mike Haridopolis, President of the Senate as well.
The second, from our good friend Paul Henry at Floridians Against REAL ID is the antidote for Kathy’s and all our problems surrounding the Florida legislature’s REAL ID act. This ill advised legislation will not keep one person from creating mayhem against us. It does however, place our information in cyberspace for misuse and abuse. This has already happened on more than one occasion. So much for our Fourth Amendment rights.