SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2016) – The city of Santa Monica has locked horns with the FAA in an attempt to shut down its airport. In the process, the city has resorted to non-cooperation tactics reminiscent of James Madison’s advice on dealing with federal overreach.Details
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency wants to access a Utah database of confidential prescription records. But the feds have a problem. The state requires a warrant before law enforcement agencies can access the Utah Controlled Substance Database. The DEA doesn’t have one. Not to be deterred, the drug police have sued the state in federal court to gain access to the records.
No matter what the courts say, Utah should simply refuse to comply.Details
We hear quite often these days that Washington D.C. is broken. It is obvious that federal bureaucrats are not representing the interests of the people. Out of desperation, certain voices out there espouse violent revolution. This is a short-sighted and dangerous approach that must be eschewed.Details
The Supreme Court constantly ignores the Constitution and makes up “constitutional law” by edict. The fact anybody puts any faith in this panel of politically connected lawyers in black dresses receiving federal paychecks to limit the power of the federal government strikes me as absurd on its face.Details
When it comes to standing up to the Feds, most governors are all talk and no action.Details
With elections signs all around it might be well to be reminded that it is unrealistic to expect national candidates to follow the Constitution when we did not insist that they did so in state, county and city offices. After all, many simply move up to higher office. Some may even view the Constitution as…Details
Over the weekend, I was on Gun Freedom Radio and had one of those annoying experiences that come up from time to time in live interviews. I realized how I should have answered a question about two minutes after the show was over. I’m sharing it here because it’s an important lesson in personal nullification.Details