I fixed my oven the other day. The baking element went bad. Actually, it did more than go bad. It erupted in a magnificent display of sparks and flame. It was our own little self contained Fourth of July display. So a couple of days later, I headed over to the local appliance store, plopped…Details
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Forgotten Men, a radio show based out of Maryland, featured author, economist, and one of nullification’s front line defenders in Tom Woods. A nice surprise as well, was the mentioning of the Maine Tenth Amendment Center’s recent commentary on the mainstream media’s ongoing war against the idea that States…Details
Obamacare has awakened Ohioans to the possibilities of nullification as nothing before has. The Ohio Project, a coalition of liberty-minded organizations, began circulating a petition to amend the Ohio Constitution. The amendment states that no federal, state, or local law or rule shall:
- Compel any person, employer, or provider to participate in any health care system
- Prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance
- Impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.
The Ohio Project has collected 287,000 signatures to date, with less than 100,000 additional signatures needed to appear on the November 2011 ballot.Details
JBS CEO Art Thompson spoke at the recentNullify Now! event in Phoenix and brought up an interesting point about how vocabulary and the choice of words can be used to frame a point of view. He correctly pointed out that supporters and opponents alike generally use the term states’ rights as opposed to states’ sovereignty.
On the face it may not seem like much of a difference but when you look at the meaning of the two words, you see that there is actually a big difference in terms of interpretation.
At the time of the writing of the Constitution, rights were considered natural rights; something that we have and are inalienable. In other words, rights were not endowed by a law or government, rather they were self-evident. Today, on the other hand, what is looked upon as a right is something that is given to us through the government or by law. So, by today’s definition, states’ rights are derived from the federal government. This flies in the face of what the writers and ratifiers of the Constitution had in mind, otherwise, what is the point of the Tenth Amendment?Details
There are some Tenth Amendment related goings-on in the Pennsylvania state Senate. Here is some legislation which has been introduced
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers, serving notice to the Federal Government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain Federal legislation be prohibited or repealed and directing distribution.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for health care services.
Delegate Peace speaks to HR 46: A Measure supporting the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
HJM16 10th Amendment ResolutionTo Do List:
the 10th Amendment Resolution goes to the house judiciary first. Here are the email addresses/phone numbers for all of the members of that committee, they need to hear from us.
name e-mail phone number(s)
Representative Matt Wand firstname.lastname@example.org 503-986-1449
Representative Andy Olson email@example.com 541-967-6576/503-986-1415
Representative Carolyn Tomei firstname.lastname@example.org 503-653-5180/503-986-1441
Representative Chris Garrett email@example.com 503-210-2474/503-986-1438
Representative Gene Whisnant firstname.lastname@example.org 503-986-1453
Representative Jeff Barker email@example.com 503-986-1428
Representative Mary Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org 503-221-4999/503-986-1436
Representative Mike Schaufler email@example.com 503-760-4446/503-986-1448
Representative Wally Hicks firstname.lastname@example.org 503-986-1403
Representative Wayne Krieger email@example.com 541-247-7990/503-986-1401
Aside from calling/writing/emailing these people frequently letting them know you support this important legislation and you want them to move it to the floor for a vote,Details
House Concurrent Resolution 19 introduced in New Hampshire; where the words of John Adams himself speak through Part 1, Article 7 of the State Constitution; words older than the United States it’s self, and clearly understood at the signing of the Constitution for the United States.
“Whereas, the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that 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”Details
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brian Wilson (1370AM WSPD, Toledo) interviews Michael Boldin on health care nullification, the FL health care ruling, Nullify Now! Cincinnati, and more. “We’re going to exercise our rights whether the politicians, or congress, or the people in black dresses want us to or not.” “The way to get…Details