HELENA, Mont. (April 13, 2015) – A Montana state representative has launched a last-ditch effort to save a bill that would take a major step toward stopping the state from conducting mass, warrantless surveillance.Details
In Mississippi yesterday, the Senate Public Health and Welfare committee killed HB722 without a recorded or public vote. The bill would have allowed terminally-ill patients to try investigational treatments without full FDA approval. The legislation is supported by the Goldwater Institute and has passed in at least 5 other states. The Mississippi House passed it last month, 120-0. Inside sources tell us that Republican leadership in the Senate didn’t want the bill to get to the Governor’s desk, so they quietly killed it in Committee before the Senate could even vote on it.
This shouldn’t be news: If you want more liberty, Republicans aren’t your friends. That counts for both federal and state politicians. At best, they’re chess pieces that you can work to push in a direction that they see as popular.
In the inaugural episode of my new podcast Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I take on the anti-nullifiers. They label us morons and call our efforts to limit federal power through state action illegal. But the anti-nullifiers are wrong. We’re not morons, and we’re not breaking the law. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain…Details
A few weeks ago, an activist named Jeff Roberts emailed us about a bill in Washington State, SB5742. It was introduced by Bob Hasegawa, and seeks to nullify NDAA indefinite detention in the state. It’s a good bill, philosophically, and we support it.Details
This week, law enforcement fear-mongering in Montana told legislators that banning resources to NSA spying would help child pornographers.Details
Waste your time. They love it when you spend your time, energy and money on things that will never stop their incessantly-expanding power and control.
Think strategically, and don’t play into their hands.
Not just because they tend to be partisan hacks, like many people, but because they’re often specifically trained to start with a position they want, then find a way to fit the constitution to their desired meaning.Details
Here’s an example of how a “conservative” is often far different than a “constitutionalist.”
When learning that a Republican is violating the Constitution, one of the most common responses we get from these folks is this:
“So what, Obama violates it every day.”
In other words, they don’t really care about the Constitution at all.
As long as law enforcement leadership primarily focuses on the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror,” with all of the goodies and cash that comes along with it, and insists on supporting the federal government in its unconstitutional actions, the institution will remain deeply flawed, and quite frankly – dangerous.Details