The Feds have skipped around the constitutionality of internal spying by getting fellow federal cronies to sign onto the idea and by selling it through pop culture. But states are fighting back.Details
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Sapareto has introduced HB1452, to require juries to be fully informed of it’s right to jury nullification.Details
As some states are rushing to implement Common Core and centralize education, parents and even teachers, are protesting and considering how to throw a monkey wrench into a system more concerned with scores and standards than the children.Details
The editors of the Arizona Republic are either clueless about how state resistance can work, or they’re trying to deflate hopes to protect the integrity of the NSA’s spying program.Details
Of the many schemes the federal government has instituted, the Transportation Security Administration is probably one of the most worthless.
The TSA has even failed at their own mission statement,
Protect the Nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
The TSA let 25 illegal aliens take flight training classes, mandate people to go through full body screening machines that don’t detect metal, and fail their own security tests, allowing drugs and explosives through checkpoints.Details
A bill to nullify federal gun control failed by one vote in 2013. It will be re-introduced in 2014. Here are the proposed revisions.Details
Usually, nullifiers are called racists. But now we have some dude spouting on how dangerous the nullification movement is because he believes YOU are too stupid to handle liberty and take responsibility.
In the Philly Post, Charles D. Ellison equated nullifiers to Duck Dynasty watching, rebel flag waving, outlaws in the driver’s seat heading down the path to America’s apocalyptic future.
Mr. Ellison, master of the status quo, wanted to show how that the nullification movement is disrupting the balance between two parties. He went on to assert the Civil War obviously resolved the question of who is the sole authority over 100 years ago, and that this new pesky nullification movement is messing that up.
Ohhhh Charlie!!!! You are so lame. And ignorant!
But wait! We’ve been down this road sooooooo many times before that I’m willing to look at this differently. Hey, I’m adult enough to try and see this from Charlie’s point a view. Let me try it out. Let’s see what it looks like through the eyes of someone who ignores important parts of the supremacy clause, ignores the fact that our form of government is a republican form, and believes that the Civil War settled things.Details
Many think university research is funded by tuition and student fees. This is false. In fact, research in colleges (both public and private) gets most of its funding through federal grants.
In scientific research, a majority of these federal grants comes from the NIH, NSF, and DoE. Some of it comes from private sources, but most flows from federal sources. And private funding becomes harder to get every year. The Ghostbusters line sums it up: “Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.”
This being the case, getting universities to stop accepting federal grants that promote NSA won’t be easy and will call for some creative thinking. But it’s not and impossible task.
What we need is funding competition.Details