Off to an unconstitutional start. Not surprising, but I wonder how commonplace this is going to be for the new “maverick” in the Senate. A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber’s newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts…Details
From the Associated Press: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman interferes with her state’s right to regulate the institution. Coakley’s office filed a lawsuit in July challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In papers filed late Thursday, Coakley asks…Details
Representative Pelosi, I heard you on the news laugh at a reporter when he asked the question “Where in the constitution does the congress have the authority to control healthcare in America.” So I thought I should ask you: “What are the powers granted under the Constitution as you read it?” Better yet, (because I…Details
Virginia Foxx, who represents the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, is on the right track on education and the 10th Amendment: The federal government’s involvement in education illustrates what happens when Washington gets too big. First, let’s have a show of hands. How many teachers and parents love…Details
EDITOR’S NOTE: To support the Enumerated Powers Act, please visit our friends over at DownsizeDC – click here My attention was recently drawn to some good news. Though it’s not the first time it has been proposed, I can’t remember seeing such support for the Enumerated Powers Act in the past. Today, the senate version…Details
This post is inspired by the continual misunderstanding of the “General Welfare” clause of the U.S. Constitution. This is one of the most misunderstood parts of the Constitution. Most statists think this phrase gives the Federal Government carte blanche to spend money on anything that may be good for anyone in the U.S. Stating it…Details
Massachusetts State Legislator Jeff Perry on the principles of the Constitution as codified in law under the 10th Amendment.
From CBS affiliate WTVR.com in Richmond: Delegate Harvey Morgan, a Republican from the 98th district, is introducing legislation that would give more patients access to medical marijuana, as long as they had a doctor’s prescription. This could be another positive step toward ending decades of incredibly costly and embarrassingly futile prohibition efforts, at least in…Details
Mike Lee is a candidate for Senate in Utah. While I don’t know if I could ever go along with his “hug a legislator” idea (jokingly, of course), he certainly does a pretty good job of explaining the basics of the 10th here.