Waging War On Obamacare At the State Level

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Americans instinctively turn to Washington D.C. for solutions to their problems.

Take the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As the Obama administration pushed toward implementation of the national health care program, opponents pleaded with their representatives and senators in Congress to repeal or defund it. They marched to D.C. in protest. They held their breaths right up until the moment the Supreme Court let them down. And then they tried desperately to find new angles for lawsuits.

Yet implementation keeps right on moving forward.

Some activists have recognized the futility of stopping the PPACA through D.C. and continue to battle at the state level. Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams stands among these warriors fighting to cut off implementation of Obamacare at the root.

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Wisconsin Representative Introduces Firearms Freedom Act

MADISON, Wisc. – Last month, Wisconsin Rep.  Michael Schraa introduced the Wisconsin Firearms Freedom Act in a speech on the capitol steps in Madison.

“The reason we are gathered here today is because we have a few radicals in Washington D.C. that think all of us law abiding citizens in this country are not responsible enough to own firearms. Well, I have a message for all of those radicals in Washington. Wisconsin will not help you take away our Second Amendment rights,” he said.

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Federal Laws: To Infinity and Beyond!

How many federal laws are on the books?  500?  1,000?  5,000?  Go ahead, take a guess.

Give up?

Yeah, well, so does the Library of Congress.  In an attempt to answer the frequent question of how many federal laws there are, Senior Legal Research Specialist Shameema Rahman recently reported that “trying to tally this number is nearly impossible.”  Well, that’s great.  Congress has officially passed so many laws that their own repository of documentation can’t even keep track of them all.

As it turns out, the federal government hasn’t been able to keep track of their own laws for quite some time.  Rahman reports that, “in an example of a failed attempt to tally up the number of laws on a specific subject area, in 1982 the Justice Department tried to determine the total number of criminal laws. In a project that lasted two years, the Department compiled a list of approximately 3,000 criminal offenses.”

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Nullification Flames Spreading

Last week, I sat on a panel flanked by a Commonwealth Foundation activist discussing Obamacare expansion in Pennsylvania and the co-author of Glenn Beck’s novel Agenda 21 discussing one-world government creepiness.

The state nullification angle – mine – was enthusiastically embraced by the group, most of whom never heard of Tom Woods, the Tenth Amendment Center or the Jeffersonian view asserting states stand as the final arbiter of the limits of federal constitutional authority.

Later, the larger group broke into smaller ‘action’ groups – Agenda 21, Obamacare and Second Amendment preservation.  I was assigned to the latter group, and we began our activist training focusing on lobbying, educating and refuting. On the subject of refuting, we walked through the common objections to state nullification. (supremacy clause, neo-confederatism, racism, etc.) These folks – just introduced to the topic of nullification – were already brainstorming on how to spread their knowledge.

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