A bill has been introduced to amend the Texas state constitution with a provision to protect health freedom in the state. Senate Joint Resolution 16 (SJR 16), introduced by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) on Nov. 18, would prohibit any agency from compelling Texans to participate in any health care system, or from penalizing them or taxing them for choosing not to participate.Details
“We have got to stop asking permission where none is required. And it’s almost never required!”
-Robert Scott Bell sums up #Nullification.
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by Walter E. Williams
Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.” He added that the “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.” Most insulting were his previous statements that “the American voter is too stupid to understand” and his boast of Obamacare’s “exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”Details
Recently, Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker ordered city attorneys to issue subpoenas to several area church pastors. These subpoenas where for transcripts of the sermons given because they allegedly caused a conflict with anti-discrimination laws she helped enact. Many on the opposing side argued loudly that it crossed boundaries as a clear violation of the First Amendment.Details
A brief thought on Ferguson: Walgreens didn’t cause the police state to come to cities around the country. And the stores holding “black Friday” sales didn’t either. We find it odd that protesters are calling for corporate boycotts, telling people to not shop on Black Friday. While many corporations may be deserving of boycotts –…Details
A non-binding resolution has been introduced to the Texas state Legislature declaring that presidential executive orders cannot usurp the authority of the states. It should be considered a launchpad for stronger steps by the Texas legislature.Details
The New Jersey state legislature will consider the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes during the 2015 session. If passed, this bill would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the plant.Details
That’s what Yale Law School professor and The New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse accused members of the Supreme Court of being after they agreed to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. For his part, Princeton professor and fellow NYT columnist Paul Krugman called this a “cruel absurdity,” and suggested the court would “pervert the law to serve political masters.”Details