NEWS: Taking Back the Commerce Clause in Virginia

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1438 (HB1438), the Intrastate Commerce Act. The bill, “Provides that all goods produced or manufactured within the Commonwealth, when such goods are held, retained, or maintained in the Commonwealth, shall not be subject to federal law, federal regulation, or the constitutional power of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”

The vote was 65-33.

For decades, using a tortured definition of “interstate commerce,” Congress has claimed the authority to regulate, control, ban, or mandate virtually everything – from wheat grown on one’s own land for personal consumption, to weed grown in an individual’s own home for the same purpose, to guns manufactured, sold and kept in state boundaries, and everything in between. And, unfortunately, the Supreme Court has largely condoned and even encouraged such reprehensible legislative behavior.

But today, Virginia is once again leading the way in saying “Back Off” to the feds – by standing up for the Constitution as the founders gave it to us.

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Act Now: SD Health Care Freedom Act Introduced

The following email alert went out from the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance yesterda morning:

(Pierre) – The Health Care Freedom Act was introduced yesterday afternoon to nullify the worst parts of ObamaCare in South Dakota.

Officially numbered HB 1088, this important bill recognizes the state’s right to protect its citizens from unconstitutional health care requirements imposed by the federal government.  If passed, HB 1088 would nullify the mandate forcing you to purchase certain insurance.  The bill would also nullify any federal laws restricting your right choose your doctor or health care plan.

The Health Care Freedom Act has already been scheduled for its first vote in the House State Affairs committee.  The fact that it is up for a vote so quickly is not a good sign, and may indicate that Majority Leader David Lust and House Speaker Val Rausch intend to kill the bill.  Please take action right away!

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