The purpose of this bill is to exempt firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition from federal regulation if they are manufactured and maintained in the State of West Virginia.Details
The Ohio Military and Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously, 12 – 0, to pass HCR41 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. This is an important step in stopping the unconstitutional indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA in the state of Ohio.Details
When Ohio Representatives Ron Young and Andy Thompson introduced HB91, the Health Care Freedom Act, back in March of 2013, they were confident that their bill would make its way to the house floor for a vote in relative short order. After all Republicans, who are supposedly opposed to Obamacare, have a veto-proof majority in both the Ohio House (60 of 99 seats) and Senate (23 of 33 seats).Details
HCR41 has had its Sponsor Hearing (12/3) as well as its Proponent/Opponent Hearing (12/10). Now it’s time to vote it out of committee.Details
Ohio Representatives Jim Butler and Ron Young introduced HB354 on November 19, 2013. This bill specifically prevents state and local law enforcement officials in Ohio from assisting the federal government in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person in Ohio that would result in that person’s loss of the right of due process.Details
Chairman Blair, Vice Chair Anielski, Ranking Member Clyde and Members of the House State and Local Government Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of House Bill 99. My name is Scott Landreth and I represent the Ohio Chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center.
House Bill 99 is a critical, overdue step towards protecting the rights of Ohioans from federal overreach.Details
State sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment are getting some attention in the Buckeye State.
Ohio Rep. John Becker recently sent a letter to U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup in which he requested that his fellow republican initiate impeachment proceedings against Judge Timothy Black. Judge Black recently ruled (twice) that Ohio must recognize the marriage of same-sex couples despite (a) the lack of federal authority regarding the issue of marriage and (b) an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution which prohibits the state from recognizing or performing same-sex marriages.
(a) Congress has no enumerated power to regulate or define marriage. As such, the issue of marriage is reserved to the states per the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Even the almighty Supreme Court admitted this in their recent opinion on DOMA.
(b) Article 15, Section 11 of the Ohio Constitution reads:Details