Protecting Rights is your State’s Duty

The age-old doctrine of state nullification is in the air across the United States, and of all the demographic groups, newspaper reporters and editors should be cheering the most — and not simply because it makes for interesting copy.

A few years ago, not many would have guessed that this 215-year-old doctrine would regain standing as an accepted political tool, but according to a May 6 Rasmussen poll, 52 percent of mainstream voters think states should have the right to block, within their own borders, any federal laws they believe to be unconstitutional.

If public support for HB 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is any indication, the Missouri numbers are even higher. Thousands of residents weighed in and told state officials that they had a constitutional duty to pass that bill as part of their responsibility to defend the people’s right to keep and bear arms.

In spite of the skyrocketing public support for nullification, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed HB 436, and others have joined the governor’s claims that you just can’t constitutionally fight the federal government the way Thomas Jefferson did 215 years ago.

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Nullify ObamaCare in Missouri!

We have clearly learned that the liberty movement can accomplish a lot when we work together. Just recently liberty activists:

  • Killed the Obamacare Insurance Exchange Bill
  • Stopped Missouri from accepting a $50 million grant that would have been used to build the computer system needed for an Obamacare Exchange
  • Advanced the Health Care Freedom Amendment
  • Advanced a Sound Money bill
  • Helped stop the bill that sets up a prescription drug monitoring database
  • and more…

Now we have a chance to lead the nation with the first bill that truely and completely nullifies Obamacare!

This bill is not just about the so-called Affordable Care Act — it is about the states finally telling the federal government that we’re not going to sit by and allow them to trash the Constitution and the principles of federalism any longer.

To make HB 1534, the Obamacare nullification bill, a Senate priority we are going to have to muster a great show of force.  The best way to do that right now is with a huge quantity of witness forms for Tuesday’s hearing.  

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Are we doing all we can?

An Open Letter to Missouri Legislators:

Obamacare is the greatest threat to America in our lifetime.  We must each ask, “Are we doing all we can to fight it?”

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April 24, 2012

The Missouri Constitution makes it clear — the “principal office” government is to protect the liberty of the people.  (Article I, Sec. 2)

That means they should make defeating the greatest threat to liberty the TOP PRIORITY!

This new short video from explains some of the most onnerous aspects of this huge federal power grab called “Obamacare”.

Watch it:

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Missouri Nullification bills on House and Senate floor

I am sending this note of good news to patriot leaders across the state to prepare them to respond to what I think are the two most important pieces of legislation to be considered in Jefferson City this year.

Both are expressions of Missouri sovereignty (State’s Rights) and leverage the public disdain for the biggest government power grab in over half a century – Obamacare.

OBAMACARE NULLIFICATION BILL

HB 1534 “declares that the federal law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, exceeds the power granted to Congress under the United States Constitution and therefore is not law, but is altogether void and of no force.”

That’s right, Missouri is going to tell the federal government that they have no jurisdiction beyond the powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and that we intend to “support and defend” the Constitution by telling them we will not allow our people to be subjected to liberty-stealing unconstitutional federal edicts!  It’s about time.

It would be reaonable for one to ask why go forward with a nullification bill when it looks like the US Supreme Court might rule Obamacare unconstitutional anyway.  There are several good reasons:

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