Firearms Freedom Passes VA House

In what must be an unprecedented string of victories for advocates of state sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment in Virginia, HB 69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, passed the House of Delegates today with a bi-partisan vote of 70-29. HB 69: Declares that firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition made in Virginia and retained within the…

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Virginia Sovereignty Resolution Passes the House

When it rains, it pours. After stalling in committee last year, HJ 125, the Virginia Sovereignty Resolution, has passed the House by a vote of 76-20. The Resolution: Urges Congress to honor state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and claims sovereignty for the Commonwealth under the Tenth Amendment…

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Health Care Freedom for Virginia

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed 4 bills proposing to make state law the right of a person to choose health care providers: No resident of this Commonwealth, regardless of whether he has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his employer, or a plan…

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Health Care Freedom Bill Passes VA House

More good news coming out of the Virginia General Assembly Thursday: Del. Bob Marshall’s health freedom bill, HB 10, passed the House of Delegates 72-26. The Senate bills on this issue, SB 283, SB 311 and SB 417, all passed the House Commerce and Labor committee by 17-5 margins and are headed to the floor.…

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VA 5th District GOP Candidates Take the 10th

There’s a horse race afoot in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. No less than seven candidates are vying to run against vulnerable freshman Democrat Tom Perriello. Six of them because they feel that the GOP’s anointed nominee, State Senator Robert Hurt, lacks the fortitude to champion small government in Washington. Considering that in 2004 Hurt supported…

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Health Care Freedom Goes 3 for 3 in VA Senate

On Monday afternoon legislators in Richmond demonstrated in a big way that they are finally starting to get it. Well, everyone except Creigh Deeds. After several months of intense lobbying by activists from all over the state, the Virginia Senate passed all three bills (Fred Quayle’s SB 283, Jill Vogel’s SB 417, and Steve Martin’s…

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Virginia Senate Passes Health Care Freedom Act

Breaking: Today the Virginia State Senate passed Senate Bill 283 (SB283) by a vote of 23-17. Provides that a resident of the Commonwealth shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage. This applies regardless of whether the person has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy…

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Virginia 10th Amendment Rally Draws 2,400 to the Capitol Grounds

Yesterday, I joined a record-breaking Lobby Day crowd of Virginians at the steps of the bell tower on Richmond’s Capitol Grounds. I had the privilege to be one of the speakers who addressed the gathering on topics like the Tenth Amendment and its fundamental importance in our American system of divided sovereignty. They didn’t need…

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Medical Marijuana and Constitutional Confusion in Virginia

From CBS affiliate WTVR.com in Richmond: Delegate Harvey Morgan, a Republican from the 98th district, is introducing legislation that would give more patients access to medical marijuana, as long as they had a doctor’s prescription. This could be another positive step toward ending decades of incredibly costly and embarrassingly futile prohibition efforts, at least in…

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Something in the Water? VA House Speaker Co-Sponsors Tenther Bill

BIG NEWS from Richmond just a few short days before the 10th Amendment rally on January 18th. As reported by the Richmond Tea Party via Tertium Quids: Speaker Howell has asked to be a co-sponsor of the Health Care Reform Bill [HB10], one of two 10th Amendment bills we have before the General Assembly… Get…

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