In solidly red Arkansas, with Republicans now controlling both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s office, one would expect robust opposition to federal overreach, particularly Obamacare.Details
It happened in the blink of an eye.
With one favorable Supreme Court decision, scores of libertarians joined establishment progressives and conservatives, picked up daggers and thrust them into the heart of the Constitution.Details
Las Vegas billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is used to getting what he wants, but his latest demand does lasting damage to the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment and the principles of federalism.Details
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.