PHOENIX (Mar. 10, 2015) – Today, the Arizona state Senate gave initial approval to a bill that would effectively block any new federal gun control measures in the state by withdrawing all state participation and enforcement. The bill now moves to a third and final reading and vote by the Senate.Details
That’s Robert interviewing Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin along with great TAC friend, Francisco Rodriguez. From here at TAC HQ in Los Angeles, of course.
The support for our upcoming nullification video series: Teach 150,000 people to nullify, was above and beyond what we had aimed for. This is allowing us to ramp up the quality of our production, and we’ll record in a professional studio rather than here in my apartment and home office. Last Friday, I toured a number of studios here in Los Angeles.Details
To the Governor’s Desk: Wyoming Right to Try Act Would Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-Ill Patients
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 6, 2015) – On Wednesday, the Wyoming House and Senate gave final approval to a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. The votes were 58-1 and 28-1, respectively, and the bill now moves to Gov. Mead’s desk for a signature.Details
HELENA, MT., Mar. 6, 2015 – A bill seeking to block any future federal bans on firearms or magazines was passed by an important Montana Senate committee today. The vote was 7-5. Introduced by Rep. Art Wittich, House Bill 203 (HB203) would prohibit the state “from enforcing, assisting in the enforcement of or otherwise cooperating…Details
I agree with many of the arguments that have been made by people like Prof. Adler, Michael Cannon, and others – that in King v. Burwell, IRS subsidies should be struck down as unconstitutional because they’re not authorized in states where the federal government operates an exchange.
But, the Court will not agree.
The federal government, including the federal courts, cannot be trusted to shut down such a massive expansion of federal power. Congress cannot be trusted. New Republican majorities cannot be trusted. The Courts cannot be trusted.
The only way to stop Obamacare is through state and individual resistance. That is, nullification.
OLYMPIA, Wa., Mar. 4, 2015 – Today, the Washington State House passed a bill putting strict limitations on the use of drones and other “extra-sensory devices” within the state. The vote was 73-25.Details
Some people want you to believe that the Constitution is in good hands because Republicans control a large majority of state legislatures. This couldn’t be further from the truth.Details
In 2006, New Hampshire was the first state in the country to reject compliance with the Republican-backed REAL ID Act, an unconstitutional expansion of federal power over state identification cards. This led to a wave of states doing the same, effectively nullifying the federal act in practice.Details
In Mississippi yesterday, the Senate Public Health and Welfare committee killed HB722 without a recorded or public vote. The bill would have allowed terminally-ill patients to try investigational treatments without full FDA approval. The legislation is supported by the Goldwater Institute and has passed in at least 5 other states. The Mississippi House passed it last month, 120-0. Inside sources tell us that Republican leadership in the Senate didn’t want the bill to get to the Governor’s desk, so they quietly killed it in Committee before the Senate could even vote on it.
This shouldn’t be news: If you want more liberty, Republicans aren’t your friends. That counts for both federal and state politicians. At best, they’re chess pieces that you can work to push in a direction that they see as popular.