Will Indiana Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

The Indiana legislature will consider a bill that would nullify a considerable amount of assumed federal power over firearms – the Firearms Freedom Act.

Senate Bill 130 (SB0130) provides that, “a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Indiana…and remains within the borders of Indiana; is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”

The bill was filed by Senator Dennis Kruse

The bill rests on the foundation of the Tenth Amendment, correctly asserting that powers not delegated are retained.


Ever the Jokester, Sebelius Calls Her Rejection of Utah’s Exchange a ‘Conditional Approval’

by Michael Cannon, CATO Institute

Things are getting desperate in the ObamaCare wing of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How else can one explain today’s announcement to reject—no, to approve! conditionally!—Utah’s unapprovable health insurance “exchange” as ObamaCare-compliant?

Utah’s Exchange does not satisfy a fraction of the requirements ObamaCare imposes. Nevertheless, on December 14, Utah Gov. Gary Hebert (R) asked HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to “certify Utah’s version of an exchange as ACA compliant.” Hebert repeatedly stressed he was speaking about “our version of an exchange,” “our pre-ACA exchange,” and “the Utah version of an exchange.” Indeed, rather than offer to change his state’s Exchange to comply with ObamaCare, Hebert hinted that ObamaCare should change in order that “Utah’s version should serve as the minimum standard for all federally compliant health exchanges.”


Boehner May Be Onto Something

After what seemed like endless negotiations, empty rhetoric and so on, it appears the House and Senate have managed to kick the can further down the road.  For those familiar with the euphemism if not the reality, that means they have “avoided the fiscal cliff” for the time being.  And there was much rejoicing…yay!  This…