In the West, ownership and control is a big battle between state and local governments. Alaska Lt Governor Mead Treadwell recently calls for State SovereigntyDetails
State sovereignty the whole point to the 10th Amendment! Catastrophic wildfires, rural Economies crippled all because of poor management and misuse of power by the Federal Government… Join Utah State Rep. and President of the American Lands Council for a presentation and Action Plan on how we can take back control or OUR state lands! So that we…Details
July 22nd [Phoenix, AZ] Governor hopeful, Andrew Thomas, was a guest speaker at a local LD Republican meeting last night. After his stump speech, in which he never once mentioned the constitution, liberty, freedom, sovereignty, or anything related, he took questions from the audience. Most of the questions were typical Republican question. Border security was one of the first ones. A gentleman asked, “what do you intend to do for our illegal immigration problem and when did illegal immigration become a problem and why?” His answer was very uncontroversial for his audience and typical of a Republican pundit, “build a bigger fence.” Somebody in the audience later asked him, “how do you plan on funding this, it seems like an expensive job?” His response was incoherent and didn’t offer a solution, rather, “I’ll have a plan later in my campaign that will address this.”
Never once in his rambling did he address the fact that we have a welfare state. For those concerned about illegal immigration, the goal should be to wall off the welfare state, not our country. Read more here. More questions were then asked with typical rubber stamp answers and his reassurance that “he doesn’t have a plan now, but he will later in his campaign.” He warmed everybody up to this response during his stump speech. He repeatedly said after almost every issue he discussed that he would, “have more on this later.”
When it came time for my question, I was direct. I asked him, “the federal government keeps over-stepping their limited enumerated powers by passing unconstitutional legislation that strips of our liberties. If elected Governor, would you support and pass legislation that rendered unconstitutional federal overreach null, void and of no force in the state of Arizona?”Details
As a consumer, when you walk into most retail stores, you will notice that nearly every product sold has some form of labeling or information on it. Maybe it says where it was made, or what it was designed for. Maybe the product claims how it will make your life better or easier. Maybe it’s labeled with hazard signs or a Surgeon General warning. When it comes to food, most people would agree that they like to know what they’re going to put into their body before they consume it. And for the most part, food products are already mandated by the federal government (FDA) to show its contents. From how much sugar and fat it contains per serving, to if it contains high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. So why would labeling products that contain GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) be any different? Why does the FDA refuse to label genetically modified food?
Let’s first discuss what GMO means.
GMOs are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.Details
PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 2, 2013) – Governor Jan Brewer, or as she’s commonly being referred to as, “Federal Deputy Brewer,” vetoed Arizona’s bill that would allow, but not mandate, businesses and the state government to accept payments in gold or silver. Currently all debts and taxes in Arizona and the rest of the United States are either paid with Federal Reserve Notes (dollars) which were authorized as legal tender by Congress, or with coins issued by the U.S. Treasury — very few of which have gold or silver in them.
What Federal Deputy Brewer fails to acknowledge is that, The United States Constitution states in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall… make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” The Arizona Constitutional Tender Bill would’ve been a big step towards that constitutional requirement, which has been ignored for a long time in every state of the country. Disregarding the constitution is not a big surprise coming from the ALL show and no action, finger shaking Brewer!
Jan Brewer has a track record for not following the constitution! She is in favor of indefinite detention of American citizens, which she made clear last year by vetoing SB1182. She worked behind the scenes to block Arizona’s gun control nullification bill SB1112, while her conservative colleagues in Kansas, for an example, signed it into law. She’s currently in the middle of trying to get Arizona to participate in Obamacare’s medicaid expansion, which violates Article 27, Section 2 of the Arizona constitution. And now, by vetoing SB1439, our tyrannical state overlord is proving that not only is she a fan of the federal reserve, but her concern for our U.S. constitution and her own states’ economy is superseded by the directives given to her from her federal cronies up in D.C.Details
AUGUSTA MAINE: 4.16.13
By a vote of 9-1, Maine Representatives in the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee approved LD525 (Industrial Hemp) which allows hemp cultivation in the state of Maine, effectively nullifying unconstitutional federal acts which ban the same.
Representative Harvell introduced the legislation. Under current Maine law, hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes. Harvell’s bill removes the requirements that an applicant for an initial license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes must submit a set of the applicant’s fingerprints and file with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry documentation indicating that the seeds planted were a type and variety of hemp approved by the commissioner and also repeals the provision that licensure is contingent upon action by the Federal Government.
The amendment simply states:Details
The watered-down versions of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions will be heard before the delegates on December 15, 1798. To ensure these resolutions will fail, it is CRITICAL that you contact the delegates and tell them to enact unreasonable penalties for those who enforce laws under the Sedition Act.
The federal government has spent the last three months fighting off nullification from Republicans Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others. These resolutions are sure to nullify our federal overreach against the federal agents that try to inflict Sedition onto the people. These nullification resolutions will give the people local protection.
These efforts are aided by citizens at the local level, citing the Tenth Amendment, who want a victory at the federal governments expense. But now, Jefferson, Madison and others are walking around claiming that the people of the states are duty bound to use nullification.
What we need to do to kill these efforts that would stop the protection of federal agents who will inflict the Sedition Act on the people, regardless of what the Constitution says, is make the resolutions too unrealistic to pass.Details
Arizona SB1439 – Gold and Silver Legal Tender, is moving forward! With the continued grassroots support, the bill was finally heard in the House Rules Committee. It passed on Monday by a vote of 7-2! The bill has since been scheduled for a Minority/Majority Caucus. From there, the bill will have to go through the COW (Committee Of the Whole) before it receives a 3rd read/FULL House vote! Since it already passed the Senate, that means there’s just a few final steps to get this bill to Jan Brewer’s desk.
Time is running out, please act NOW to support Constitutional Tender in the state of Arizona.
ACTION ITEMS for Arizona
1. Contact the Speaker of the House . Politely request that he schedule SB1439 for the Committee Of the Whole and a 3rd read/FULL House vote. While you’re in touch with him, thank him for voting YES on SB1439 in the rules committee and encourage the same on the floor of the house.
Representative Andy Tobin | (602) 926-5172
2. Contact your state representative. Strongly, but politely, let him or her know you want them to vote YES on SB1439. Remind them that you expect them to support the Constitution, and that includes Article 1, Section 10 which says that the state needs to allow gold and silver to be used as legal tender. SB1439 will help facilitate this constitutional duty and you want a YES vote.
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3. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family.Details
Arizona SB1439 - Gold and Silver Legal Tender, need to move out of the Rules Committee.
This bill is not a mandate, it simply allows those who choose to use gold and silver as payment the ability to do so, without extra taxes and regulations that already exist! Rep. Bob Robson chairs the committee. We need to call him immediately and let him know we want the full House to consider this important bill.
ACTION ITEMS for Arizona
1. Contact the House Rules Committee chair. Politely request that he schedule SB1439 for a debate and vote in his committee. And while you’re in touch with him, make sure to let him know – strongly, but respectfully – that you want him to vote YES on SB1439, sending the bill to the full state house.
Representative Bob Robson | (602) 926-5549
2. Contact the rest of the members of the House rules committee. Strongly, but politely, let them know you want them to vote YES on SB1439. Remind them that you expect them to support the Constitution, and that includes Article 1, Section 10 which says that the state needs to allow gold and silver to be used as legal tender. SB1439 will help facilitate this constitutional duty and you want a YES vote.Details
Arizona NDAA Nullification – Your Help is Needed Immediately!
It passed the rules committee yesterday, 3/25, because of the pressure we put on Representative Robson who decided to bring it up for a hearing – and even voted YES on it. The only person left that would hold this bill from moving forward is Representative Tobin.
If we can convince Representative Tobin to allow a final full House vote on HB2573, we have a chance with Senate President Andy Biggs possibly authorizing the same in the State Senate – by releasing it from the Senate committees, put it on appropriations and get it on the Senate agenda.
1. Call Representative Tobin. Andy Tobin | 602-926-5172
Strongly, but respectfully let him know that you want nothing less than a vote in the full house immediately. Let him know that if anything, we would like to simply show support for the legislation for the next session.
2. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.Details