ACTION ALERT South Carolina Freedon of Health Care Protection Act of 2013, H3101


The South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act of 2013, H.3101, needs your support for full passage.H.3101 will be voted on, before the entire South Carolina House of Representatives, in Columbia

1. If you live in South Carolina, call your state representative, and let him know you want H.3101 passed. Remind him that his obligation lies with the people of South Carolina, and the Constitution, not an out of control central government, and that he has a duty to interpose and protect the people he serves. You can findcontact information HERE. Here a shorter list of the members of the SC House of Representatives that control your family’s fate in being protected from Obamacare in SC.

Kris Crawford, Phillip Lowe, Bobby Harrell, Kenny Bingham, Rick Quinn, Shannon Riley, Tommy Pope, Nathan Ballentine, Bruce Bannister, Liston Barfield, Don Bowen,
Doug Brannon, Derham Cole, Tracy Edge, Ray Felder, Kirkman Finlay, Mike Forrester, Craig Gagnon, Mike Gambrell, Wayne George, Bill Herbkersman, David Hiott, Bill Hixon,
Ralph Kennedy, Chip Limehouse, Jay Lucas, Peter McCoy, James Merrill, Weston Newton, Andy Patrick, Samuel Rivers, Mike Ryhal, Bill Sandifer, Gary Simrill, B.R. Skelton, Murrell Smith, Roland Smith, Mike Sottile, Edward Southard, Kit Spires, Anne Thayer, Brian White

They are the swing votes that will either pass or kill H.3101 our bill to nullify Obamacare. There are a lot of names people….Currently we may not have the votes needed to pass H.3101.


Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty

by Ron Paul

Last week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of “safety.” Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding federal “background checks” to gun show sales and other private transfers dominated the debate. While the background check amendment failed to pass, proponents of gun control have made it clear they will continue their efforts to enact new restrictions on gun ownership into law.

While it did not receive nearly as much attention as the debate on gun control, the House of Representatives passed legislation with significant implications for individual liberty: the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA proponents claim that the legislation is necessary to protect Americans from foreign “cyber terrorists,” but the real effect of this bill will be to further erode Americans’ online privacy.

Under CISPA, Internet corporations are authorized to hand over the private information of American citizens to federal agents, as long as they can justify the violation of your privacy in the name of protecting “cyber security”. Among the items that may be shared are your e-mails, browsing history, and online transactions.


Louisiana House Votes to Nullify Federal Gun Control, 67-25

Baton Rouge, La. (April 23, 2013) – Today, the Louisiana State House voted to approve House Bill 5 (HB5), the Louisiana Preservation of Individual Gun Rights of Citizens Act. If passed into law, the bill would make it unlawful “for any official, agent, or employee of the United States government to enforce or attempt to enforce a federal law, rule, regulation, or executive order” which would “Ban or restrict the ownership or possession of a semi-automatic firearm, or any magazine, accessory, or ammunition for a semi-automatic firearm” or “Require that any semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory, or ammunition for a semi-automatic firearm be registered in any manner.”

The final tally was 67-25. (roll call here)

To make the case, the bill cites both the federal and state constitutions. It reads, in part: “The Louisiana Legislature hereby finds and declares that the right to keep and bear arms is constitutionally protected by both the federal and state constitutions. The provisions of this Part are designed to preserve those rights for Louisiana citizens.”

In a sharp debate before the final vote, Representative Hunter brought forth an amendment which would have fundamentally changed the intent and purpose of the bill. The amendment would have made sure, in Hunter’s own words, that is “does not take effect until there’s a ruling by the supreme court.” In other words, we’ll pass this, but wait for permission from the courts to exercise our rights.


Montana Governor Steve Bullock Officially Supports Indefinite Detention

By using his veto on HB522, a bill that would have prohibited the state from assisting the federal government in any way with the “indefinite detention” provisions of the NDAA, Bullock has made his position quite clear. He not only supports indefinite detention, he wants to ENSURE that Montana resources are used to help carry it out.

Montana Governor Veto Statement of HB522 (04-22-13)

There is absolutely ZERO serious dispute about the fact that the federal government cannot “commandeer” the states to carry out its laws.  None. Even the Supreme Court has affirmed this multiple times.


Bill To Nullify Warrantless Drone Use In Tennesse Passes, Sent To Gov. Haslam’s Desk

The Tennessee legislature gave final approval to a bill restricting drone use in the state and sent it on to Governor Bill Haslam’s desk on the last day of the legislative session.

A conference committee hammered out differences and both chambers gave approval to SB796/HB591 Friday. The Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before deploying a drone.

The act allows four exceptions for drone use without a warrant.

1. To “counter a high risk of a terrorist attack by a specific individual or organization” identified by the Department of Homeland Security.

2. When the law enforcement agency “possesses reasonable suspicion that, under particular circumstances, swift action is needed to prevent imminent danger to life.”

3. To “provide continuous aerial coverage when law enforcement is searching for a fugitive or escapee or is monitoring a hostage situation.”

4. To “provide more expansive aerial coverage when deployed for the purpose of searching for a missing person.”

Even when operating under these exceptions,  “the use of a drone to gather evidence or information shall constitute a search. Any law enforcement agency that uses a drone, or other substantially similar device to gather evidence or obtain information, shall comply in all respects with the fourth amendment to the Constitution of the United States and article I, § 7, of the Constitution of Tennessee. ”

A provision allowing for the use of drones “to protect life and property during crowd monitoring situations,” in the House bill was removed in the final version.

The House approved SB796 after approval in the conference committee 72-17 with two representatives not voting. The Senate initially gave its approval 32-0.