AUSTIN, Dec. 6, 2014 – A Texas lawmaker has pre-filed a bill for the 2015 legislative session that would exempt firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition from federal regulation if manufactured and maintained in the Lone Star State.Details
The FBI is quietly plotting to ease existing warrant requirements to make a quicker path for them to get their hands on more of Americans’ electronic communications.Details
I just had a chat with a nice reporter in Oklahoma. He wanted to talk to me about this gun bill filed there this week. I think he was surprised to talk for 30 minutes about marijuana.
His general response: “Wow, this is really interesting stuff…”
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 4, 2014 – On the heels of a close victory for Proposition 122, approved by Arizona voters last month, a similar proposal to create a mechanism for rejecting federal acts was introduced in Missouri this week.Details
AUSTIN, Dec. 4, 2014 – A bill prefiled in Texas this week would effectively nullify some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients.Details
The feds have been using dummy cell tower devices on airplanes to ubiquitously collect data and violate our privacy rights since at least 2007, according to a recent report.Details
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 4, 2014 – Virtually all federal gun control measures – past, present and future – would be effectively nullified in South Carolina if two bills filed yesterday pass into law.Details
“A democracy, ma’am, if you can keep it,” said Benjamin Franklin never. Yet that is what many in the media, such as Tom Moran at NJ.com, would have you believe. In his latest opinion column, Moran refers to “universal reverence for our Founding Fathers” as the “secular religion” of the United States. I can name two more, perhaps three on a technicality: The United Church of Democracy and the Party Above All Congregation, the latter currently in schism over minor theological technicalities.Details
Three weeks ago today I underwent open heart surgery to replace a leaky artificial valve.
Having gone through this same surgery a little more than 11 years ago, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. Based on my previous experience, I set what I thought were reasonable goals for returning to various activities. At this point, I expected to resume some of my work at OffNow and the Tenth Amendment Center. I had some specific goals about how far I would be walking. I was going to be completely off pain medication.
Virtually nothing has gone according to my plan.Details