VA 5th District GOP Candidates Take the 10th

There’s a horse race afoot in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. No less than seven candidates are vying to run against vulnerable freshman Democrat Tom Perriello. Six of them because they feel that the GOP’s anointed nominee, State Senator Robert Hurt, lacks the fortitude to champion small government in Washington. Considering that in 2004 Hurt supported…

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Health Care Freedom Goes 3 for 3 in VA Senate

On Monday afternoon legislators in Richmond demonstrated in a big way that they are finally starting to get it. Well, everyone except Creigh Deeds. After several months of intense lobbying by activists from all over the state, the Virginia Senate passed all three bills (Fred Quayle’s SB 283, Jill Vogel’s SB 417, and Steve Martin’s…

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Virginia 10th Amendment Rally Draws 2,400 to the Capitol Grounds

Yesterday, I joined a record-breaking Lobby Day crowd of Virginians at the steps of the bell tower on Richmond’s Capitol Grounds. I had the privilege to be one of the speakers who addressed the gathering on topics like the Tenth Amendment and its fundamental importance in our American system of divided sovereignty. They didn’t need…

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Medical Marijuana and Constitutional Confusion in Virginia

From CBS affiliate WTVR.com in Richmond: Delegate Harvey Morgan, a Republican from the 98th district, is introducing legislation that would give more patients access to medical marijuana, as long as they had a doctor’s prescription. This could be another positive step toward ending decades of incredibly costly and embarrassingly futile prohibition efforts, at least in…

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Something in the Water? VA House Speaker Co-Sponsors Tenther Bill

BIG NEWS from Richmond just a few short days before the 10th Amendment rally on January 18th. As reported by the Richmond Tea Party via Tertium Quids: Speaker Howell has asked to be a co-sponsor of the Health Care Reform Bill [HB10], one of two 10th Amendment bills we have before the General Assembly… Get…

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Let Them Eat Health Care

Newsflash: Congressional Democrats don’t care what you think! In fact, they don’t even care what members of their own party think. From a report on USNews.com Democratic Leaders Plan Secret Health Reform Deliberations Despite their claims to the contrary, the way that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have handled the…

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Health Care Rationing in Virginia: A “Success” Story

From the business section of the New York Times comes this profile of medical care in Richmond since 1996. Since 1996, the Richmond area has lost more than 600 of its hospital beds, mostly because of state regulations on capacity. Several hospitals have closed, and others have shrunk. In 1996, the region had 4.8 hospital…

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NYTimes: 10th Amendment Really Just a Plot By Big Health Insurance

As it so often does, the New York Times gave much-deserved credit to its readership’s intelligence Monday, with an article describing the brewing battle over health care “reform” at the state level as the work of insidious insurance lobbyists, who have apparently been plotting for years to derail the ever-shifting corporatist giveaway known as ObamaCare.…

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The Supremacy Clause Vs. the 10th Amendment: Who Has the Power?

The feds do, according to an article at Nolan Chart on Monday, which specifically takes issue with the idea that nullification is a power left to the states by virtue of its having never been surrendered: In order to advocate their belief nullification or Tenth Amendment advocates ignore the specific language of the Constitution prohibiting…

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Nullification at Work: California to Legalize Marijuana?

An initiative to legalize marijuana in California has garnered enough signatures for placement on the 2010 ballot, according to its supporters. From NBC: The [regrettably titled] Tax and Regulate Initiative has far more than the nearly 434,000 signatures needed to make the statewide ballot, said Richard Lee, well-known Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur and the initiative’s…

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