The excessive use of force in Ferguson focused attention on the danger of police militarization. But there is another consequence that doesn’t show up on gritty streets of any-town USA. To understand it, you need to roam the clean safe halls of America’s state capitols. There you will see that the impact of police militarization on the legislative process.Details
California has successfully demonstrated how state action can thwart federal goals by simply refusing to cooperate.
The federal government wants states to help enforce its immigration laws. Californians believe those laws often violate basic human rights and civil liberties, and the state decided to act – or more accurately stated – refuse to act. The TRUST Act denies ICE the help it desires in detaining suspected undocumented immigrants and it has proven quite effective.Details
The Heritage Foundation hates a plant more than it cares about fidelity to the Constitution.
A recent example of this is an editorial published in the DailySignal titled “7 Harmful Side Effects Pot Legalization Has Caused in Colorado.”Details
At the ballot box this year, voters will have the chance to rebuke unconstitutional federal mandates on many key issues in states across the country. Here is an overview of the most important ballot measures pertaining to state sovereignty that are on the docket this year:Details
On August 5th, Missouri voters have a chance to modernize their state Constitution by adding provisions that specifically protect electronic data and communications from warrantless spying, giving them the same constitutional position as “persons, houses, papers and effects.”Details
Missouri has taken a bold move towards fully scrapping the nationalized Common Core standards, as Gov. Nixon signed an important bill into law that strengthens local control of education.Details
The on-going implosion of Obamacare continues, as a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision against IRS subsidies for federal health care exchanges. In a 2-1 opinion, the court found Obamacare’s tax credit scheme to be unlawful.Details
Oregon residents will once again have the opportunity to nullify the federal drug war as the Secretary of State officially authorized a measure that would fully legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 or older to be voted upon this fall.Details
More people are receiving exemptions from Obamacare.
This time, it is those living in the U.S. territories. Residents in those areas will not have to deal with many of the provisions in President Obama’s “signature achievement.”Details