Utah Governor Signs Law Nullifying Real ID

In 2005, the Republican-controlled Congress passed the “Real-ID Act” – which created national standards for driver’s license and identification cards. Opponents across the political spectrum have been resisting it for various reasons – it’s a privacy risk, is yet another unfunded mandate, and most importantly, the exercise of such federal power is not authorized by…

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Idaho Legislature Passes the Firearms Freedom Act

The Idaho legislature has passed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The Senate voted 27-7 and the House passed it by a vote of 53-15. Insiders expect Governor Otter to sign the bill soon, which would make the state the 6th to have pass the act into law – joining Montana, Tennessee, Utah,…

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Apparent Tug-of-War in Topeka over State Sovereignty

After over a year and two legislative sessions the Kansas Tenth Amendment Resolution (KTAR), SCR1615, was finally passed on March 29th. Some declared “victory” as the resolution was packaged and sent off to Washington D.C. Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook, the resolution’s number one sponsor and champion, said, “SCR1615 was the first step in claiming state sovereignty…

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California Tenth Amendment Center: 420 Friendly

Here’s a blog post I found, or at least the part that relates to California Tenth Amendment Center: “So, will the Teabaggers who support “State’s Rights” even to the point of secession over health care take to the streets and defend California should it legalize marijuana for recreational use?” I can’t speak for the ‘Teabaggers’,…

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Utah Governor signs eminent domain to seize federal land

An effort seen as fundamental to funding of public education was taken to the next level by Gov. Gary Herbert.  Saturday he signed the legislation authorizing Utah to use eminent domain to seize federal lands.  In an update the Wall Street Journal has written a solid article on the action which sets the pace for…

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Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Passes Both Houses!

HB 2307, The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act, has just passed the senate with a vote of 22-8! The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article I, Section 8, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, gives them nearly unlimited power to regulate anything which even remotely…

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Oklahoma, Georgia Step Towards Health Care Freedom

The legislatures in Oklahoma and Georgia both took a step closer to health care freedom within their state boundaries. Both states are considering legislation known as the “Health Care Freedom Act,” which, is passed, would make public policy for the state that every person within the state is and shall be free to choose or…

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Utah Governor Signs Health Care Freedom Act

Governor Gary Herbert has made Utah the third state to pass the “Health Care Freedom Act” into law. House Bill 67 (HB67) was introduced by Rep. Carl Wimmer and passed the House and Senate by votes of 53-20 and 22-7, respectively. The bill “prohibits a state agency or department from implementing federal health care reform…

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Kansas House Passes Firearms Freedom Act

On February 2nd, Kansas State Representative Merrick, along with 13 co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 2620 (H2620), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” Yesterday, the Kansas House passed it by a vote of 95-27. It now goes on to the state senate for further consideration. If passed into law, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm,…

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