First U.S. City Passes Anti-Drone Resolution

Last week, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., became the first U.S. city to approve an anti-drone resolution.

The resolution declares:

WHEREAS, the rapid implementation of drone technology throughout the United States poses a serious threat to the privacy and constitutional rights of the American people, including the residents of Charlottesville; and

WHEREAS, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia have thus far failed to provide reasonable legal restrictions on the use of drones within the United States; and

WHEREAS, police departments throughout the country have begun implementing drone technology absent any guidance or guidelines from law makers;

NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the City Council of Charlottesville, Virginia, endorses the proposal for a two year moratorium on drones in the state of Virginia; and calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court, and precluding the domestic use of drones equipped with anti-personnel devices, meaning any projectile, chemical, electrical, directed-energy (visible or invisible), or other device designed to harm, incapacitate, or otherwise negatively impact a human being; and pledges to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones.

The resolution passed by a 3-2 margin with Dave Norris, Dede Smith, and Satyendra Sing Huja all casting votes in support.

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Oklahoma Introduces Bill Nullifying UN ‘Agenda 21′

Oklahoma State Senator Patrick Anderson has introduced a bill that would block implementation of UN “Agenda 21″ policies in the state.

SB 23 would amend the Oklahoma Code concerning state and local administration.  From the bill’s introduction:

An Act relating to property; prohibiting state and political subdivisions from implementing certain Agenda 21 policies supported by the United Nations; defining term; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

This bill would nullify the UN’s resolution, “Agenda 21″ which is a plan for “sustainable” development worldwide. This plan would make the United Nations stronger and could be a step towards world government.   A section from this agenda reads:

Agenda 21 stands as a comprehensive blueprint for action to be taken globally from now into the twenty-first century-by Governments, United Nations organizations, development agencies, non-governmental organizations and independent-sector groups, in every area in which human activity impacts on the environment.

SB 23 has been assigned to the Energy Committee.

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Mississippi Bills Would Nullify Federal Attacks on the 2nd Amendment

Mississippi Senator Joey Fillingane becomes the latest to join several other Senate and House members to introduce legislation designed to nullify un-Constitutional edicts from his elected peers in Washington.  His Bill SB 2768 mimics, to a large degree, 4 other Bills from the Senate [ SB 2761 - SB2748 - SB 2529 - SB 2519 ] as well as HB 1013.  These Bills were all introduced on January 21, 2013.

SB 2768, like most of the others, is significant in 3 areas:

[1] Prevents:  “no public servant as defined in Section 25-1-103,  or dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm,  firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi.”

[2] Punishes:any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not less than one (1) year and one (1) day nor more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.

[3] Protects: “The Attorney General may defend a citizen of Mississippi who is prosecuted by the United States Government for violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture, sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition owned or manufactured and retained exclusively within the borders of Mississippi.

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Health Care Freedom Act Introduced in the PA Legislature

TAC_HealthCareFreedomThe Tenth Amendment Center’s four step road map to nullification of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes 1.) Refuse to implement the state-run health care exchange; 2.) Reject the Medicaid expansion; 3.) Pass Health Care Freedom Legislation; and 4.) Full nullification of the PPACA inside the state’s borders. Here in Pennsylvania, step 1 has been accomplished and a coalition of activists are currently working to accomplish step 2.

Representative Matt Baker has now continued progress on step 3 with the introduction of HB273, the Health Care Freedom Act. This act provides for the right of the individual to purchase private health insurance and prohibits any law from compelling an individual, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care plan or system. It currently has 42 co-sponsors and it is assigned to the House Committee on Health, of which Rep. Baker is the chair.

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NC Introduces Twin Bills to Return Health Exchange “Bribe Money”

Two companion bills introduced and we are almost 2/3 of the way to the blocking of PPACA or Obamacare in North Carolina.

SB4 was introduced and sponsored by Senators Tom Apodaca, Harry Brown, Bob Rucho, (Primary) Austin M. Allran, Chad Barefoot, Stan Bingham, Bill Cook, David L. Curtis, Warren Daniel, Jim Davis, Thom Goolsby, Kathy Harrington, Ralph Hise, Neal Hunt, Wesley Meredith, Ronald J. Rabin, Shirley B. Randleman, Norman W. Sanderson, Dan Soucek, Jerry W. Tillman, Tommy Tucker and Trudy Wade  today January 30, 2013. And in the House HB16 was introduced and sponsored by Representatives Burr, Avila, Hollo, Collins, (Primary) Brody, Jones and Malone. Both bills are identical therefore; I will just point out the main points and just understand that it applies to both bills.

AN ACT (1) to clarify the State’s intent not to operate a StateRun or “Partnership” health Benefit Exchange, (2) to provide that FUTURE Medicaid eligibility determinations will be made by the State rather than the Federally facilitated Exchange, AND (3) to Reject the Affordable Care Act’s optional Medicaid expansion.

These bills set off RED FLAG’S that need to be addressed further and will be explained later.

They go on to state in Section 1: “The General Assembly reserves the authority to define the State’s level of interaction, if any, with the federally facilitated Health Benefit Exchange that will operate in the State. No department, agency, or institution of this State shall enter into any contracts or commit any resources for the provision of any services related to the federally facilitated Health Benefit Exchange under a “Partnership” Exchange model, except as authorized by the General Assembly. No department, agency, or institution of this State shall take any actions not authorized by the General Assembly toward the formation of a Staterun Health Benefit Exchange.”

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