Add New Jersey to the long list of states opposing drone operations within their borders. Drone surveillance activity using unmanned aerial vehicles or “UAVs” has become an urgent issue threatening the right to privacy, recognized by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. Anti-drone legislation recently introduced by Assemblywoman Quijano (D) and co-sponsored by Assemblywoman…Details
How do you know when the government is out of control? When you are controlled by the government. Easy right?
I saw an image recently with the words “Caution: Tyranny Ahead!” I thought, that must be an old one because it’s already here. It’s all around us. The people submit to despicable TSA violations and are now stopping dead in their tracks when ordered to “Freeze” by TSA agents. Yes, it is a sick game of obedience training. Unfortunately, people today are very easy to train. The government doesn’t need to reward the people with a treat like dog trainers do. The “fear factor” has worked wonders for the police state. Those among us who don’t comply or who speak out for liberty are harassed, threatened and detained by the ‘authorities’.
Tyranny is slipping through every door and window of our home. I could take up the rest of the day listing each instrument, so here’s just a few: Obamacare, UN Agenda 21, the Federal Reserve, TSA, FDA, EPA, ATF, FBI, NSA, DHS, Patriot Act, NDAA, gun control measures, militarization of the police, etc, etc. For now I’d like to focus on just two: Obamacare and the NDAA.
First, we should not expect the solution to come from Washington, DC. All three branches of the federal government are engaged in destroying the US Constitution, and have been for a long time. Regardless of who wins the presidential election (from the 2 party system) the same liberty destroying policies will continue.
We are the solution. The only way to take control back from a tyrannical government is nullification on state and local levels.Details
The US Supreme Court has proven once again that it has no interest in upholding the US Constitution.
PPACA is absolutely and completely unconstitutional and should have been struck down in its entirety. Chief Justice Roberts went out of his way to save it by accepting the government’s argument that the mandate could be viewed as a tax. In essence, this “law” was rewritten by the court to ensure its survival.
This tax/penalty applies to a certain class of people who by choice go without health insurance. It is enforced by the IRS, and don’t worry, it’s not really a large amount of money anyway. Gee, thanks. Roberts’ opinion (p. 32 of the Court document) states, “The question is not whether that is the most natural interpretation of the mandate, but only whether it is a ‘fairly possible’ one… As we have explained, ‘every reasonable construction must be resorted to, in order to save a statute from unconstitutionality’.”
Those who put their hopes in the federal supreme court to rescue them from the federal government are probably still in shock, but should have expected this outcome by now. The biggest mistake today is the assumption that the US Supreme Court has the final say on what’s constitutional, and the states must just sit there and take it. Not so.Details
Introduced on May 14, 2012, AJR66 “respectfully urges the President and the Secretary of Defense to withdraw all New Jersey National Guard personnel from Afghanistan.”
The resolution includes statements on the cost and continuation of Operation Enduring Freedom, the sacrifice of multiple tours and the continued “deployment may leave the citizens of the State of New Jersey vulnerable in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack as the New Jersey National Guard may not have the personnel or equipment to adequately respond to an emergency.”
The absence of Vermont’s National Guard helicopters after Hurricane Irene might have served as a wake up call. All of Vermont’s urgently needed Black Hawk choppers were in Iraq.
This statement in the resolution seems to address “blow back” – the CIA’s term for unintended consequences:Details
New Jersey A861 would render the federal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” null and void in the state. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Alison L. McHose, this bill not only voids the insurance mandate, it declares the entire act null and void within the state.
“This bill renders the federal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Pub.L.111-148, as amended by the federal “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010,” Pub.L.111-152, and any federal rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, null and void and of no force and effect in the State of New Jersey.”
A861 currently sits in the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Your help is needed to get it moving towards a floor vote (action steps below)
BASIS FOR THE BILL
The bill itself provides the rational for nullification, based on the Tenth Amendment:Details
By: Brenda Poland
The New Jersey Assembly will consider a Tenth Amendment Resolution during the 2012 legislative session.
ACR50 claims state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted by Constitution to federal government. While this resolution does not carry the force of law, it includes forceful language to strengthen the foundation for further state measures designed to nullify federal usurpation.
WHEREAS, Federalism is the constitutional division of powers between the national and state governments; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Jefferson called for “the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies;” and
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people;” andDetails
Legislation has been introduced in New Jersey that will decriminalize possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, making it a minor offense basically on par with a speeding ticket. A1465 would establish various degrees of fines for possession of small amounts of cannabis, while removing the severe criminal penalties under the current N.J. law. Members…Details
On the heels of our state’s medical marijuana program, essentially nullifying the federal Controlled Substances Act, legislation has now been introduced in New Jersey that will decriminalize possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana. A4252 establishes various degrees of fines for possession, while removing the criminal penalties under the current NJ law. “An honest reading of the Constitution…Details
http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/interviews/Repatriot-8-24-11.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Billy Baer and Dan Haggerty of Repatriot Radio’s “Patriot’s Watch” interview Michael Boldin, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Many topics are discussed in this hour-long episode. Patriot’s Watch is broadcast every Wednesday at 3PM to 4PM on WNJC 1360AM. “Going to the federal…Details
“…That the several states who formed that instrument, [the Constitution] being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction; and, That a nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument, is the rightful remedy…” Thomas Jefferson A documentary film about an idea whose time has…Details