Firearms Freedom Act Introduced in South Carolina

Prefiled in the South Carolina by State Senators Lee Bright and Danny Verdin is Senate Bill 249 (S0249), the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA). The bill states that:

A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in South Carolina and that remains within the borders of South Carolina is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

Since 2009, 8 states have passed similar legislation as law – Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Alaska and Arizona. And, here at the Tenth Amendment Center we expect to see at least a dozen other states consider Firearms Freedom Acts in 2011.

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A gift from John Adams

For too long our Federal Representatives and Senators have ignored the rules they were given, they have cast aside the Constitution for the United States of America and refused to hold themselves accountable to anyone; this is about to change!

New Hampshire has found an “Easter egg” that was left behind by one of the founders; to be used in a time such as this where the Federal government refuses to control its self. Taken from the Massachusetts State Constitution; and adopted by New Hampshire June 2, 1784.

Part first article 7 of the New Hampshire Constitution reads “The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.”

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What is Political Correctness?

Political correctness is a term thrown around by everyone today when one side insists on having its own opinion on anything. They then accuse the other of being to politically correct which is another way of saying “I’ve failed to convince you of my point of view and you refuse to bend to my way of thinking”. It’s usually a juvenile thing to do and something we pull when we are frustrated by the debate.

This author sees political correctness as something far more insidious that seeks, in an almost cult like way, to convert the entire society to a particular way of thinking. It’s almost totalitarian in some ways since its pressure has the ability to not only force people’s actions but their own internal thoughts.

In order to understand political correctness we must understand the nature of government in that government is the manifestation of the collective force in society. Primitive tribal societies had a government that was usually a chief who directed the tribal impulse in a way the tribe usually wanted. As societies threw off its tribal roots it contained that tribal force to a few areas that were defined as law. This created a public sphere in which our individual lives were directed by the force of law. It also created a private sphere where we were immune from the tribe’s monopoly on violence. It created illegal actions that could be subject to the force of law where the collective could dictate what your behavior was and it also created a free space where we were free to do as we want.

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