Texas Takes on the TSA

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Joe Pagliarulo (“Joe Pags“) spoke about his experience with the TSA’s invasive security procedures, the 4th Amendment, and what the state of Texas is doing about. Filling in for Glenn Beck, Pagliarulo quoted the following from bill sponsor Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview): Any person who touches another person…

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Going Toe to Toe with Uncle Sam

2010 marked a huge political swing in the Tar Heel State with Republicans gaining control of both houses for the first time since the 1860’s. The Governors mansion is currently controlled by Gov. Beverly Perdue (D)  but is up for grabs in 2012 in a race that is already heating up.

One of the many freshman Republican members of the House is Glen Bradley. Glen is a former Marine, tireless defender of freedom, and someone who gets things done. In his short time of being in Raleigh he has introduced four 10th amendment related bills and is co-sponsoring others as well. One of Mr. Bradley’s latest bills is H240 NC Intrastate Commerce Act. The Act states in part:

All goods grown, manufactured, or made in North Carolina and all services performed in North Carolina, when such goods or services are sold, maintained, or retained in North Carolina, shall not be subject to the authority of the Congress of the United States under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the several states.”

The bill is brief and to the point. It is very much unlike many of the long and superfluous bills we see coming out of Washington these days. Within the bill under the headline “Declarations” Glen takes head on the commonly held beliefs that congress has the power to regulate any and all commerce within North Carolina’s borders. Using the Federal Constitution as the guide for the bill we see that:

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Florida Senate Passes Health Care Freedom Act

Florida Senate presidents seldom sponsor legislation. This session, Senate President Mike Haridopolis not only sponsored The Florida Freedom Health Care Act, he delivered it early as promised- on the second day of this years legislative session.

The Health Care Freedom Act when passed by the Florida House will be placed on the ballot in November of 2012. If approved by 60% of the voters this will become an amendment to Florida’s constitution.

The Health Care Freedom Act states A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage.”  Read the entire text at: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/0002/BillText/c1/HTML

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