HB2158, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Pennsylvania, was introduced on Apr. 7 by Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-99). It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the whole house.Details
Pro-surveillance state supporters were out in full force as a bill to limit the use of drones in Louisiana passed by an extremely close vote.
Amid claims that requiring warrants would be dangerous to the public, Louisiana senators stood strong, approving a bill which would severely limit state and local law enforcement from being able to do what they claim the power to do today – use drones without a warrant in virtually any and every situation.Details
OKLAHOMA CITY – Late last week, a bill to legalize gold and silver as legal tender was passed through the Oklahoma state house. The vote was 74-12.Details
A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and similar measures passed through a Missouri state house committee last week.
House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). It passed through the House Rules Committee on Apr. 14. It will now be scheduled for a full vote in the state house.Details
On Jan. 8, HB1279 was introduced to stop state-level compliance with the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA in New Hampshire (learn about it here). It was passed through the house and has since been referred to the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee.Details
On Jan. 8, HB1533 was introduced to protect the electronic data of New Hampshire residents from unwarranted surveillence in the state. It passed through the house and is scheduled to be voted upon in the senate on Apr. 24. A companion bill (HB1619) is also due for a vote in the senate on the same…Details
On April 14, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that will set into motion the process for production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state, adding to the long list of states ignoring federal prohibition, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal act in limited medical situations.Details
On May 21, 1855, a very important anti-slavery nullification law was signed into law in Massachusetts. Although mainstream history books typically glossed this important bill, it remains prescient in today’s world where federal overreach is at an all-time high. It is more important than ever to follow in the heroic footsteps of Massachusetts and other northern states that appropriately used state-level non-compliance to protect freedom and prevent injustice.
President Obama has been strutting around the country recently talking up Obamacare. Apparently, he believes that it has been a success that the American people should thank him for. He repeatedly points to the 7.1 million new enrollees in his onerous federal health care scheme as evidence of its success. Although the claim itself is highly dubious, let’s assume that it is legitimate for the sake of argument.Details
The Missouri state house has passed a bill to protect local and state control of education by phasing out the Common Core educational standards.Details