On Nov. 6, Alabama voters chose to nullify the federal government’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obama-Care. Opponents of this move – including most of the local media – tried to paint a picture of “federal trumps state”, and “this is a lost cause”, but the voters held true and passed…Details
In response to Colorado and Washington State’s passage of recreational Marijuana last night, the DEA had to flex its muscles in a statement issued yesterday morning.
“In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. The Department of Justice is reviewing the ballot initiatives and we have no additional comment at this time.” said a faceless DEA spokesperson.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole also had a comment to make, a very important one…
“Each case is going to rise and fall on its own unique facts,” Cole said in a 60 Minutes interview. “Any of that is still in violation of the Controlled Substances Act of the federal law. We’re not interested in bothering people who are sick and are using it in the recommendation of a doctor. We are concerned with people who are using it as a pretext to become large-scale drug dealers.”
So, after 15 years of battling California and 16 other states’ medical users, little old ladies with glaucoma and cancer patients like Angel Raich, all of a sudden you’re not interested in bothering people?Details
If you went to Barack Obama’s website around 11:30 p.m. last night you saq this letter titled “How This Happened”
I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.
I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.
You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.
I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.
But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.
Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.
There’s a lot more work to do.
But for right now: Thank you.
Let’s break this down shall we….Details
Tonight another state puts a firm boot on the neck of Washington D.C.
The “Montana Health Care Freedom Act” otherwise known as Referendum 122, prohibits the state and federal governments from requiring the purchase of health insurance or imposing any penalty, tax, fee or fine on those who do not purchase health insurance.
The prohibition does have some restrictions, but the good thing about this…these rules are being set by the state of Montana, not the the Federal Government .
Referendum 122 Passed 66% YES to 34% NO
This makes Montana the 3rd state to nullify Obamacare after the SCOTUS decision that called it “constitutional” this summer.
The interesting thing about Montana’s nullification measure is the wording…Details
In Florida tonight, voters failed to pass a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban insurance mandates. Amendment 1 reads in part: “HEALTH CARE SERVICES.—Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or…Details
This summer the Supreme Court ruled that the Obama Administration’s health care mandates to be constitutional as a tax. Today, the people of the state of Alabama told the Supreme Court to shove it!
In a Majority vote of 56%-44% (with 46% reported), the People of Alabama passed Amendment 6, which reads:
An amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
In the weeks leading up to the vote, there were overwhelming attempts by the media and the so-called political class to make the amendment seem irrelevant.Details
I don’t have any complaints about him.
Well, maybe one.
My neighbor borrowed an old laptop of mine so he could get some much needed work done. I wasn’t using it, and I was happy to help out a friend. I trusted him to give it back when he was finished. But it’s been two years since I have seen my computer; my neighbor now uses it to keep records for his business. I have come to accept that I won’t be seeing it again.
So, what does this have to do with Arizona Prop 120?
Well, the federal government is doing the same thing to Arizona.
In a report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, Prop 120 co-sponsor Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) wrote, “Western states are at a distinct disadvantage compared to the states east of the Mississippi because we don’t have control of all the land within our borders. The federal government controls (and mismanages) a major part of our land and interferes with mining, ranching, farming, grazing, water management, and many other aspects that are vital to our state economy, education, tourism, and our general prosperity.”Details
Elections are fast approaching, and there is a lot more at stake than the presidency.
In 10 states, nullification legislation targeting issues ranging from federal health care to marijuana legalization are on the ballot. No matter what the issue is, the local media in a number of these states are falling in line with their network big brothers, spewing false propaganda to the voters.
In Florida, where Amendment 1 banning health insurance mandates is on the table, local news stations such as WTSP (10) St. Petersburg and CBS (4) in Miami are trying to convince voters that because of the Supreme Court ruling the vote is of no consequence.
“If your employer doesn’t provide it for you, there’s a penalty. And this is saying that you don’t have to pay that penalty if you don’t get insurance,” says USF political science professor, Seth McKee.
If passed, the amendment would prevent penalties for not purchasing health care coverage. McKee says the problem is that it doesn’t matter if you vote YES or NO, because in June, the US Supreme Court came down with a decision that upheld the law and ruled that you do have to pay that penalty.Details
In the New Hampshire Gubernatorial race this year, incumbent John Lynch stepping down and retired. The two choices offered up are Republican nominee Ovide Lamontagne and on the blue side Margaret Hassan.
For a constitutionalist, the choice seems clear enough.
Hassan served in the N.H. Senate as the Democratic Whip. Under her tenure, programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the Education Accountability – SB 180 among other big government minded programs were implemented.
Lamontagne preaches the Ronald Reagan gospel of less government, adherence to the Tenth Amendment, and state sovereignty. In a recent debate for his party’s nomination, Lamontagne was asked “Would you sign a bill passed by the legislature to nullify an action of the federal government?” In his response he said if other avenues were exhausted, and the legislature passes a bill to nullify Obamacare, “I will sign that bill.” He also commented, “shame on us,” stating that New Hampshire should have been the first state to sue the federal government over Obamacare.
Although both candidates are career politicians, and lawyers, Lamontagne seems to understand the proper role of government. When he was the head of the N.H. Department of Education, he said no to $9 million in federal funding, rejecting the “Goals 2000” program with the understanding that it would initiate more federal control over New Hampshire’s freedom to educate.Details