As much as the federal government is rightfully criticized on this website, it is time to give credit where credit is due. They truly understand that persistence is key. No matter how hairbrained, laughable, or destructive their schemes may be, they always keep trying to push them down our throats. As a general rule, this persistence pays off. To see how, one only needs to consider Pres. Obama’s announcement that American airpower will now be directed at Syria.Details
Politician promises to “do ___ in the future” are usually grandstanding.
Like a withdrawal from Afghanistan. Which should happen yesterday.
Kansas lawmakers chickened out.
The Kansas legislature had a golden opportunity to make a bold statement and effectively nullify federal regulation of the Lesser Prairie Chicken and the Greater Prairie Chicken within the borders of their state.Details
Republicans position themselves as the party of the Constitution and limited government.
But like the Democrats they constantly criticize, Republicans exercise a great deal of discretion in the application of their constitutional fidelity.Details
Perhaps if he hadn’t continually stalled his bill to ban the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Tennessee Brian Kelsey’s message to Sebelius might have carried a little more weightDetails
In the West, ownership and control is a big battle between state and local governments. Alaska Lt Governor Mead Treadwell recently calls for State SovereigntyDetails
Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has a list of demands, and over 10,000 people have signed his petition at Change.org.
Ventura and his supporters had better be careful what they wish for and how they go about trying to make it happen, though. They may just end up destroying whatever “Democracy” they’ve set out to “regain.”
The federal elected officials, to whom the petition is addressed, must face the threat of some grand electoral overthrow if they don’t vote and act correctly this time! And how must they vote and act exactly? No, not in accordance to the US Constitution! But instead directed by the whims and wishes of the body and the mind of Jesse Ventura.
Ventura opens the letter withDetails
We might be losing another good man to the federal beast.
South Carolina state Senator Lee Bright has decided to primary Lindsey Graham next year in an attempt to throw the notorious liberty hater out of government once and for all.
Certainly, Bright would be an improvement over his predecessor, assuming he can unseat the incumbent. Sen. Lindsey Graham is perhaps the biggest enemy of the Bill of Rights in the Senate. Even in the Congressional cesspool, he stands out as especially verminous. Bright would represent the people of South Carolina better than Graham ever could, and he’s off to a good start calling Graham a ‘community organizer for the Muslim brotherhood’ in one of his first interviews as a candidate. Superficially, there is a lot here for a liberty activist to like.
But upon closer review, Bright is making a mistake. Liberty is not going to be reclaimed by winning a federal election. If he pulls off the upset and wins, Bright will join a small handful of senators who talk tough against big government. Like Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, he can raise a big stink and draw attention to the corruption going on within the federal government, but he will likely be very ineffectual in restoring our constitutional rights. Conversely, staying put as a state senator, he could actually be effective in reclaiming liberty for South Carolinians by nullifying federal laws.Details