Kansas Senate Affirms Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment

The Kansas Senate passed a state sovereignty resolution Thursday that affirms the principles of enumerated powers and the 10th Amendment: “the State of Kansas hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the…


Kansas, West Virginia to Consider Health Care Freedom Act

Introduced in the past week in Kansas and West Virginia is the “Health Care Freedom Act” which seeks to ensure the freedom of state residents to choose their own health care providers. In Kansas, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1626 (SCR1626). In West Virginia, House Joint Resolution 103 (HJR103). In each state, the proposal is for a…


Will Kansas Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Kansas State Representative Merrick, along with 13 co-sponsors, has introduced House Bill 2620 (H2620), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas is not subject to federal…


Co-Sponsors Needed for Kansas Health Care Freedom

Thank you to for your support of the tenth amendment resolution. Now it’s time to put our state sovereignty into action. The latest news on the federal level is there will be an attempt to force a health care bill through a process known as “reconciliation.” In Kansas, we need to quickly act to introduce…


Kansas State Sovereignty: Senate Judiciary Hearing Success!

There were well over 200 people who attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to support state sovereignty last week. What a wonderful endorsement of our Tenth Amendment and what an exciting day! All of the proponents offered outstanding testimony, and they were a great source of pride and encouragement to everyone attending. There were 16…


State Sovereignty: Health Care Freedom Rally

This past Saturday morning, many Kansas citizens came from Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, Lawrence — and all throughout Johnson County, to Shawnee City Hall to take a stand for their health care freedom. You can click on this link to see Fox 4 News which gave the best coverage. The headline, “Kansas Health Care Rally Turns…


Nullifying National Health Care in Kansas

This Tuesday, 10-27-09, Kansas State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook and other state legislators will be announcing a “Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment” – a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would effectively nullify national health care in that state.  (h/t Jeff Matthews)

Already, four states are considering similar amendments, and more than 15 may see them introduced in the 2010 legislative session.

Writes Senator Pilcher-Cook:

These last few months have made it abundantly clear to us — it is urgent to stand up now to protect our heath care in Kansas.

If federal legislation is passed, ordering government to give free health care (or perceived to be free), there will be an unlimited demand that even the government will not be able to meet. Rationing comes next — government-run health care cannot supply all citizens with the health care they desire, which results in the federal government making the decisions about when and where to deny individual requests for health care.

I am dedicated to:

  • Preserving the freedom of Kansans to provide for their health care.
  • Safeguarding the liberty of Kansans from any federal government action, which would coerce participation in a health care system.
  • Defending the independence of Kansans to pay directly for health care services without penalty.

Here’s an excerpt of the proposed amendments’ text: