Kansas legislation will protect right to keep and bear arms

TOPEKA, Kan.  – As of February 1, 2012, The latest on HB2421 was a Committee Report recommending that the bill be passed as amended by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

During this brief lull in activity, the Tenth Amendment movement has a great opportunity to help keep this important bill in the forefront of the minds of Kansas leadership. To do that, we ask that you take a moment to contact them utilizing the below information in the “Take Action” section, and politely explain why you are serious about the protection of our Constitutional rights. Remember – If the Firearm Freedom Act should pass in Kansas, it will undoubtedly encourage other states in upholding the second amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.

As HB2421 reads, “The tenth amendment to the constitution of the United States guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the state and people of Kansas certain powers as they were understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.”

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Missouri’s Senator Nieves standing up for your rights

Brian Nieves, State Senator from Missouri, recently appeared as a guest on Tenther Radio Episode 37. Nieves, who introduced Senate Bill 819  (Prohibits state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) explained the bill as being, “probably not unlike some of the stuff that’s being filed in other parts of the United States, but basically it just says that this NDAA stuff is not going to work in the state of Missouri. The State of Missouri is going to stand up and say we are a sovereign state, we’re not going to have our constitutional rights violated by this out-of-control Federal Government, and the element of that NDAA act that we found most egregious is just simply not going to be enforced in the state of Missouri.”

As for President Obama signing the NDAA and allowing the Federal Government a huge new power – but then saying that his administration doesn’t have plans to use it – Nieves believes this to be perilous ground for the people of Missouri. “… even if he intends to hold to that, and not detain American citizens – the fact still remains that there is at least the chance that it could happen. And we can’t even allow there to be the chance.”

But despite passage of the Healthcare Freedom Act by vote recently, does Missouri have the backbone to stand up and say no to Washington D.C.? Senator Nieves replied with, “I think the people of Missouri certainly have the backbone to stand up to the Federal Government. Whether or not the Missouri Legislature has the backbone to do that – I’m not as confident in the Legislature as I am in the people of Missouri. And that’s why it’s good we’re getting the word out through these types of resources, so that the people can begin to stand up and demand that our Legislature do the right thing.”

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ACTION ALERT: Missouri Nullification Bill SB819 (NDAA) needs your help today!

As of February 23, 2012 – SB819 in Missouri (which would prohibit state enforcement of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) had been given a second read, and referred to General Laws Committee. Because of this recent action, we now urge you to contact the individual leaders of the General Laws Committee, and politely explain why you are serious about the protection of our Constitutional rights. Remember – If this should pass in Missouri, it will help serve as an example for other states in the adoption of their own NDAA nullification efforts.

So what exactly will SB 819 do? This act creates the Missouri Liberty Preservation Act. The state of Missouri will be prohibited from participating or providing material support for the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The Department of Public Safety is to report to the Governor and General Assembly attempts by the United States government to implement the specified sections through any Missouri state department. Any indefinite detention, prosecution under the law or war, or transfer to a foreign jurisdiction under the specified sections are deemed illegal in Missouri.

A violation of this act by any public officers, employees, or agents of the state of Missouri or employee providing services to the state of Missouri will be a Class B misdemeanor. A violation of this act by any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government will be deemed a Class A misdemeanor.

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Missouri Nullification Bill HB1534 makes progress, but action still needed

On March 6, 2012, the Public Hearing portion was completed on HB1534.

The Jeffersonian style nullification bill declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution, and creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act. While the bill has been promised a prompt reporting following the public hearing, Spring Break will likely slow down the progress of this important act.

What we need to do now is to encourage the Missouri Speaker of the House, Rep. Steven Tilley, and Rep. John Diehl (Chairman of Rules Committee) to keep HB 1534 in the forefront. Politely explain why you are serious about the protection of you and your children’s healthcare freedom. And don’t forget to send a short thank-you to Rep. Kurt Bahr (bill sponsor), and Rep. Ward Franz (Chairman of General Laws Committee), and let them know you appreciate their work in protecting your freedoms through HB1534. Remember – If this should pass in Missouri, it will help serve as an example of how to preserve freedom in those states where  Federal nullification efforts are under way.
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Missouri Legislature to Consider Health Care Freedom Act

House Joint Resolution No.72: Allows for vote on amending Missouri Constitution in relation to health care freedom

Website: http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR72&year=2012&code=R 

“That the liberty inherent in each citizen includes autonomy in decisions regarding lawful health care-related services or products and the manner in which contracting parties may agree for payment to be made for such services or products. No government official or agency shall have any authority either to compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system, or to impose any sort of direct or indirect penalty, tax, fee, or levy for choosing not to participate in such a system; nor shall any government official or agency make a citizen’s right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful health care services subject to any form of direct or indirect penalty, tax, fee, or levy. “– Text from HJR72

When President Obama disregarded the Constitutional concerns of Americans by signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 – one can’t help but think of Patrick Henry’s prophetic statement at the Virginia Ratifying Convention of June 5, 1788: “….there is to be a great and mighty President, with very extensive powers; the powers of a King: He is to be supported in extravagant magnificence: So that the whole of our property may be taken by this American Government, by laying what taxes they please, giving themselves what salaries they please, and suspending our laws at their pleasure….

However, in Missouri – that could be about to change.

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Will Missouri Nullify Obamacare?

House Bill No. 1534: Declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional

Website: http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2012&bill=HB%201534

The limitation of the national government’s power is affirmed under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves; Whenever the national government assumes powers that the people did not grant it in the Constitution, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force; The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their national government… Although the several states have granted supremacy to laws and treaties made pursuant to the powers granted in the Constitution, such supremacy does not apply to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, because that act exceeds the powers granted to the national government;” – text from HB1534 

Since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, many Constitutionalists agree that the Federal law exceeds the power granted to Congress under the United States Constitution. Because of this, many state leaders around our nation are stepping forward to protect our individual freedom to choose – and voicing a need for the proper exercising of tenth amendment and state nullification actions.

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Missouri: A Duty to Interpose Against Unconstitutional Acts

If lawmakers in Missouri pass SJR45, voters in the Show Me State will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment that would prohibit the Missouri legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of any federal action that exceeds the powers delegated to the federal government. From the…

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The Fed vs. The 14th Amendment and Christian Tolerance

“Christians came up with the idea of Tolerance.” Says Bill Federer, an individual whose work seeks to reassert the conveniently ignored influence that Christianity played in history of the United States. Mr. Federer, author of America’s God and Country, and The Original Thirteen, appeared on Frank Turek’s Cross Examined in order to explain his position. “After having read through every charter of every colony, I found that every Colony was started by a different Christian denomination.” (Example: Virginia founded by Anglicans, Massachusetts founded by Puritans, and Rhode Island founded by Baptists)

“After Luther’s reformation,” says Federer, “every country adopted their own favorite religion – which meant that if you didn’t believe the way the king did, you were persecuted. As a result, there was a mass migration of people around Europe in the 1600’s, and some of these came to America to start colonies. The only fear they had was the Federal Government picking one Christian denomination and making it the national one. So they passed the first amendment saying that Congress shall make no law respecting (concerning) an establishment (mandatory membership and taxation) of religion. Why? Because states like Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts already had established denominations of congregationalism – and they didn’t want the Federal Government to tell them to believe something different.”

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Game Publisher takes on the Patriot Movement

“Americans are Angry.” So say writers Matt Bertz and Jeff Cork in an article entitled “The Enemy Within”, in the December 2011 edition of Game Informer. And with the article revolving around a central concept that is sure to raise concern with the group “Oathkeepers”, they follow up by asking: “Do you have what it…

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