AUSTIN, Texas (December 1, 2014) – Today, two bills were filed in the Texas state house that would have the effect of nullifying virtually all federal gun control measures in the state. Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center say that the bills have a good chance of passage, but only with strong grassroots support.Details
Our thoughts on Barack Obama’s Ferguson “plan”: (more federal funding, more federal involvement in local police, another federal task force)
The feds know how to do one thing – and they do it well. They break your leg, then come in with a so-called solution to fix it.
A bill has been introduced to amend the Texas state constitution with a provision to protect health freedom in the state. Senate Joint Resolution 16 (SJR 16), introduced by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) on Nov. 18, would prohibit any agency from compelling Texans to participate in any health care system, or from penalizing them or taxing them for choosing not to participate.Details
by Walter E. Williams
Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.” He added that the “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.” Most insulting were his previous statements that “the American voter is too stupid to understand” and his boast of Obamacare’s “exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”Details
A brief thought on Ferguson: Walgreens didn’t cause the police state to come to cities around the country. And the stores holding “black Friday” sales didn’t either. We find it odd that protesters are calling for corporate boycotts, telling people to not shop on Black Friday. While many corporations may be deserving of boycotts –…Details
The New Jersey state legislature will consider the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes during the 2015 session. If passed, this bill would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the plant.Details
A bill has been pre-filed for 2015 that would legalize medical marijuana in certain circumstances for the state of Georgia, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.
House Bill 1 (HB1) is scheduled for consideration next year and was introduced by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon). Called the Haleigh’s Hope Act, the bill would “permit the therapeutic and treatment application of cannabis and its derivatives.”Details
On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of King vs. Burwell, one of the four cases challenging the IRS rule that ObamaCare subsidies can be given to policyholders who have bought health insurance through exchanges established by the federal government, contrary to the plain language of the law. The New York Times reported on the day of the Court’s announcement that the “case is likely to be argued in February or March, and a decision will probably arrive in June.”Details