South Carolina Action Alert: Obamacare Nullification Hearing This Week

The South Carolina Nullify Obamacare bill (H3101) is moving forward, and your help can keep it on this path!  A Judiciary hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 2:30pm, or 1-1/2 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, in Room 516 of the Blatt Building, Columbia, South Carolina.    Passage of H3101 would be the first time in modern American history that any state in the country has voted to make a federal act unconstitutional – and provided for enforcement of the state act as well – AFTER the Supreme Court has given their opinion to be otherwise.

There are many powerful forces that are working through usually-trusted sources to encourage you to oppose this bill.  Don’t fall for it.  This is a historic bill with massive implications nationally.  South Carolina can lead, and encourage other states to do the same, and even up the ante.

Please take the following steps to support H3101 now.  And, keep reading below to learn about this important nullification bill with teeth.   Make your calls in the evenings and on the weekends.  Leave a message, if needed.  By the time the hearing happens on Tuesday, they need to know there is MASSIVE support for H3101.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Please contact the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  Thank him for scheduling a hearing on H3101, and urge him to vote YES on the bill.

Contact information here:
Representative Greg Delleney, Jr. (803) 734-3120

2. Contact all the other Members of the Judiciary Committee.  Strongly, but respectfully, let each of the committee members know that you want to see nothing less than a YES vote on H3101

Rick Quinn (803) 212-6897
Don Bowen (803) 734-3038
J. Derham Cole (803) 212-6790
Dan Hamilton (803) 212-6795
Ralph Kennedy (803) 212-6938

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Maine Legislation Would Nullify Unconstitutional Hemp Ban

Maine LD 525 is an Act to Promote Industrial Hemp. This bill, sponsored by Representative Harvell, is currently in the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  If passed into law, it would authorize the growth and production of the plant within the state of Maine.

The federal government lacks the constitutional authority to regulate the production of hemp, or any agricultural product, within a state’s borders, but has banned it for decades.

Hemp is a major product worldwide, and is widely used in the United States in food products, clothing, oils and more.  It can be a competitor to the oil, cotton, and paper industries (and many more), which is a likely reason why the federal government refuses to budge on its view that no one in the US should produce it.  The results?  The United States is the world’s #1 importer of hemp.  The top 2 exporters are China and Canada.

However, the DEA stated in an FOIA request that they are “opposed to any consideration of hemp as a legitimate fiber or pulp product.” LD525 authorizes production in Maine, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban.

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