Help Washington State Pass NDAA Nullification

OLYMPIA, Wash. (March 26, 2012)  – On Feb 1, a liberty preservation act had its first reading in the Washington State House of Representatives and was referred to the judiciary committee.

Nearly two months later, HB 2759 remains bottled up in committee.

Five Washington state representatives cosponsor the legislation, which condemns the unlawful detention of United States citizens and lawful resident aliens under the National Defense Authorization Act, and forbids “any state employee, member of the Washington National Guard or any agent of a corporation doing business with the state” to cooperate in the federal detainment or investigation of a U.S. citizen or resident alien.

HB2759 also prohibits the United States military from conducting within the boundaries of the state of Washington, an investigation or detainment of a United States citizen or lawful resident alien located within the state of Washington, except for a few narrowly prescribed circumstances.

Rep. Matt Shea cosponsors the bill. He said legal analysts found at least 11 violations of the U.S. Constitution and 13 violations of the Washington State Constitution in sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA.

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The Government as Public Trust: One Roman Emperor Showed It Is Feasible

EDITOR’S NOTE: Misrepresenting Budgets is Fraud. Unless you’re in Elected Office. Then it Gets you Re-Elected

“A public office is a public trust”—common saying, but do we really believe it?

The American Founders did.  Most of them agreed that public officials should be held at least to the standards imposed on private trustees and other fiduciaries—maybe even higher standards, since government officials can do more damage than private fiduciaries. (A fiduciary—from Latin words meaning “confidence” and “faith”— is someone entrusted with the property or affairs of another.) The Founders often referred to public officials as the “trustees,” “agents,” “guardians,” or “servants” of the public. (In those days the legal term “servant” referred to an employee in a job not involving a lot of discretion.)

But in modern America public officials are not held to anywhere near the legal standards imposed on private trustees and other fiduciaries. The corporate corruption some on the Left justifiably complain about pales by comparison to common political behavior.

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Don’t count on the Supreme Court to protect your freedom!

MADISON, Wisc. (March 26, 2012) – The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health care act in the coming days. Many opponents of the federal government’s sweeping takeover of America’s health care system hang their hat on the SCOTUS overturning the unconstitutional act.

But many observers say the Supremes may well rule the act constitutional.

What then? Do we just accept that the federal government can exercise whatever power it wishes, regardless of constitutional restraints? Do we accept that a branch of the federal government gets the final say on the extent of the power available to the federal government? Or do the states follow James Madison and Thomas Jefferson’s lead and say, “No!” to unconstitutional exercises of power?

On Feb. 21, the Wisconsin Senate narrowly passed Joint Resolution 27.

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