The federal government persists in hindering efforts to begin new offshore drilling for energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico. http://thehayride.com/2011/02/mendacity-insanity-and-stupidity-the-obama-administrations-offshore-drilling-policy/ However, the Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee (LSSC) contends that the states never did delegate authority over their territorial waters or seabeds to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution and therefore retain the authority…Details
Yesterday, the Kansas House passed the “Health Care Freedom Amendment ” – House Concurrent Resolution 5007 (HCR5007). The proposed state constitutional amendment is designed to prevent the federal government from mandating that individuals buy health insurance, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and President Obama last year. It states:
(1) A law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system or purchase health insurance.
(2) A person or employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for accepting direct payment
The Kansas House vote was 93-26.Details
http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/interviews/livefreeaustin-boldin-020511.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Jason Rink and John Bush of Live Free Austin interview Michael Boldin on the recent health care court ruling, nullification, threats to liberty and Nullify Now! Austin. It doesn’t matter which political party is in charge or what individual occupies the white house, federal power always grows…and…Details
The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee got a second chance this week to strike a blow for South Dakota against the unconstitutional ObamaCare legislation with HB 1165. The committee had a chance last week with HB 1088, but chose to listen to liberal talking points and voted the bill down.
The language of “nullification” and its subsequent demonization by the Left who have tried to illegitimately tie it to 19th Century pro-slavery sentiments managed to scare the “Republicans” on the House State Affairs Committee a couple of weeks ago.
Therefore, bill sponsor Rep. Laura Hubbel talked of the duty of the states to interpose between oppressive federal laws and the people of the states. She pointed out that history has already seen state efforts to resist unconstitutional federal action.
Interposition is a legal way of responding to an illegal act by our government. An example of this was the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition Acts passed while John Adams was president.Details