SALEM, Ore. (June 24, 2015) – In the face of federal threats to withhold millions of dollars, Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Tuesday that allows to opt their children out of standardized Common Core testing more easily.Details
To the Governor’s Desk: North Carolina Right to Try Act would Protect Terminal Patients from some FDA Restrictions
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 24, 2015) – Yesterday, the North Carolina state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would effectively nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 14-0.Details
Here is a speech I recently gave at the Minnesota Tea Party Alliance’s quarterly event. The topic was “Powers of the President,” where I compared the original constitutional understanding of the executive with the behavior of modern presidents. Spoiler Alert: there is a stark contrast between the two.Details
LANSING, Mich. (June 23, 2015) – Last week, a bill was filed in the Michigan state House that would end would end mandatory government licensing of marriages in the state, effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage.Details
On Saturday, June 27th, I’ll be speaking at Liberty on the Rocks – Los Angeles. If you don’t know about the group, it’s a pretty cool concept.
I made this short video to introduce people to the event. If you’re in the area, see you there! (RSVP Here)Details
SALEM, Ore. (June 22, 2015) Last week, the Oregon state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases, sending it to the Governor’s desk. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of federal spying.Details
AUGUSTA, Maine (June 21, 2015) A Maine bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement and serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state was approved by the full legislature last week. It will now go to the Gov. LePage’s desk where he can sign it into law.Details
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2015) – By a 59-11 vote on Thursday, the Rhode Island state House passed a bill that would authorize and regulate the growth and production of industrial hemp, effectively nullifying in practice the federal prohibition on the same.Details
Rhode Island House Approves Right to Try Act to Protect Terminal Patients from some FDA Restrictions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 20, 2015) – This week, the Rhode Island state House unanimously approved a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 72-0.Details
When we talk about the “supremacy clause” in the Constitution, we generally think of it in terms of establishing the supremacy of the federal government.
It does that.
But have you ever stopped to consider that the “supremacy clause” also declares the supremacy of the states and the people?Details