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  • Judge dismisses high-tax states' lawsuit against Trump tax deduction limits

    09/30/2019 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Conserv · 22 replies
    A federal judge handed the Trump administration a win Monday, dismissing a lawsuit from states with high taxes. The lawsuit asked U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's limit on how much people can deduct in state and local taxes (SALT). The provision effectively raised the tax burden on citizens of high-tax states.
  • A $2 trillion mistake? Here’s what Washington must do to get infrastructure right

    05/19/2019 5:50:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Brian Riedl
    President Trump and Democratic leaders have discovered the one policy that unites Washington: spending money we don’t have. Yet their bipartisan pledge to spend an added $2 trillion on infrastructure over the next decade faces serious obstacles if these leaders are to responsibly improve our infrastructure. First, Washington should spend only as much as it is willing to offset with other savings. Putting $2 trillion on the national credit card would boost deficits that are already on course to surpass $2 trillion a year within a decade, due mostly to entitlements. These deficits are projected to push ­annual interest costs...
  • Down and Out? Try Federalism

    05/08/2019 8:31:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | May 7, 2019 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Trump got you down? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez giving you the willies? Try federalism — now with 70 percent less authoritarianism. To the uninitiated, conservatives sometimes sound — to put it plainly — bonkers. Your lefty friends are going on and on about free health care and making Jeff Bezos pay off their student loans, and conservatives are talking about . . . the 17th Amendment. Conservatives do hate the 17th Amendment. That’s the one that instituted the direct election of senators, which basically turned the upper house into a puffed-up House of Representatives with a bit less accountability. Conservatives of a...
  • The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    04/11/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic. CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution. Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College. Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the...
  • In Defense of the Electoral College

    04/02/2019 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | April 1, 2019 | Steven Brodie Tucker
    There is no shortage of issues upon which Republicans and Democrats can respectfully disagree. We’re silly people sometimes though, and respect seems to come at quite a cost. There are a handful of issues, however, on which Democrats are so profoundly and dangerously wrong that I find myself incapable of empathy. Beto O’Rourke, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and more have come out for eliminating the Electoral College. This is an unequivocal deal-breaker for me. It seems one of the only Democrats with any sense is the anti-establishment progressive, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who...
  • Who's responsible when America chooses death?

    02/16/2019 7:56:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WND ^ | February 15, 2019 | Craige McMillan
    Many of us like to blame God for our difficulties. The reason is that it absolves us of responsibility for our bad choices. It also ensures we won’t recover. Nations are groups of individuals clumped together, primarily by geography. In a democratic nation, if a majority of the voting population chooses wisely, the entire nation will benefit from those choices (even those who oppose the choices). In a democratic republic, such as the United States, we are one step removed from our responsibility. We don’t choose the policy directly; we choose the people who in turn choose the policies and...
  • Infrastructure returns as a bipartisan issue in Washington

    02/13/2019 11:16:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Arizona Daily Sun ^ | February 13, 2019 | Robert Krol
    President Donald Trump called for a bipartisan effort to pass an infrastructure bill in his latest State of the Union speech. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao echoed the same sentiments shortly after the speech. Yet both failed to provide a few details as to what ought to be included in such a bill, and leaving the details to Congress is problematic. So far, most congressional discussions on any infrastructure bill have focused on ways to fund more federal spending. Letting Washington simply throw more dollars at roads and bridges, however, is a bad idea. Whatever we spend, politicians should take...
  • Cuomo declares NY independent from federal government

    12/27/2018 6:00:20 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 128 replies
    Times Union ^ | December 17, 2018 | By Rachel Silberstein
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in a fiery address on Monday, declared New York “independent” from the federal government. Invoking the Revolutionary War, the third-term Democratic governor said the state must stand up to what he describes as “a federal assault” on the state’s values, while outlining his 20-point agenda for the coming legislative session. “Ladies and gentlemen, this nation is in crisis. The social fabric is fraying and it is nearing its breaking point,” he said. “We must stand up to this tyranny once again. Not with muskets the way our founders did. But with our voices and our votes...
  • Senate to vote on Trump-backed federal pot legalization, but passage unlikely

    12/18/2018 7:28:21 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 18, 2018
    The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on an amendment that would federally legalize marijuana by allowing states to regulate their own medical and recreational pot markets. But even one senator can block a vote on the amendment, which would address a longstanding conflict between federal and state law. Sen. Cory Gardner, D-Colo., is seeking to attach the measure to the First Step Act, a bundle of prison, prisoner re-entry, and sentencing reforms that senators voted 81-12 to advance Monday.
  • Court strikes down Native American adoption law, saying it discriminates against non-Native...

    10/10/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Washington Post / MSN ^ | October 10, 2018
    The landmark law governing adoptions of Native American children, designed to keep them within Native American families, has been struck down as unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas. In an Oct. 4 ruling that has stunned Native American rights advocates, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor found that the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 illegally gives Native American families preferential treatment in adoption proceedings for Native American children based on race, in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee. Additionally, O’Connor ruled that the law violated the 10th Amendment’s federalism guarantees, specifically the so-called “anti-commandeering” principle established by...
  • Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit

    08/24/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-24-2018 | Ken Klukowski
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administration’s namesake legislation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF). Even though the ACA exempts states from paying that fee when providing health care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama era created a regulation requiring states to pay the fee anyway, a fee that is styled as a tax...
  • Elizabeth Warren Discovers She Agrees With Clarence Thomas

    07/08/2018 4:49:46 PM PDT · by edwinland · 16 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | Ira Stoll
    Elizabeth Warren, meet Clarence Thomas. Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, was in the headlines recently for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general Alberto Gonzalez, and Angel...
  • Senators announce bill to protect states’ legalization of marijuana

    06/07/2018 1:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Sandhills Express ^ | June 7, 2018 | ABC Radio
    Sens. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill Thursday intended to protect the laws of states that have legalized some form of marijuana from federal intervention. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act would ensure that states can make and enforce their own laws pertaining to the production and distribution of marijuana as long as states comply with a few federally-mandated basic protections. Currently, 46 states and additional territories have laws permitting medical and/or recreational marijuana. Both Colorado and Massachusetts have legalized recreational marijuana. But on the federal level, the...
  • George F. Will column: The president who knew too little about the Electoral College

    05/04/2018 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 2, 2018 | George F. Will
    Among the recent garbled effusions from today’s temporary president — cheer up; they are all temporary — was one that concerned something about which he might not have thought as deeply as the subject merits. During an episode of government of, by, and for “Fox & Friends,” he said: He won the 2016 election “easily” but wishes the electoral vote system were replaced by direct election of presidents by popular vote. He favors this “because” — if you were expecting him to offer reasons drawn from political philosophy or constitutional theory, grow up — “to me, it’s much easier to...
  • Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

    01/21/2018 6:06:57 AM PST · by familyop · 251 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A 9-year-old girl unwittingly ate, and handed out to other classmates, THC-laced candy, school officials said. The girl brought the candies to school last Thursday and said she could not see...The student who brought them to school did not know they were medicinal...
  • A Senate of the States - The 17th Amendment

    12/21/2017 12:54:36 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In continuance of the Senate of the States series, the next three squibs leave the Federal Convention and visit the decades leading to the destructive 17th Amendment (17A). The 17A triggered a cascade of stunning downwind consequences, perhaps only second in effect to the immediate post-Civil War amendments. As opposed to the 13th – 15th Amendments which reset society, the 17A reset our republican governing form. Overnight, the 17A transformed the Framers’ exquisite compound democratic/federal structure into a democratic form deadly to republics.1 Why the 17th Amendment? What enormous forces convinced the people, states, and congress to trade a proven,...
  • To Avoid Debacles Like Roy Moore, Repeal The 17th Amendment

    11/17/2017 5:51:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 113 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    With less than a month to go before AlabamaÂ’s special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican candidate Roy Moore refuses to quit the race amid fallout over credible allegations of sexual assault dating from the 1970s, including that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.Some polls still show Moore leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, while a poll conducted by the National Republican Senate Committee earlier this week shows Moore trailing Jones by 12 points.Senate Republicans are calling on Moore to withdraw from the race, saying...
  • Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure

    07/30/2017 1:30:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and the return to senators selected by state legislatures after the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare died in a late-night vote. The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 and established the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were elected by state legislatures. @GovMikeHuckabee Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures. Will work for their states and respect 10th amid The Senate's "skinny repeal" of ObamaCare failed late Thursday night by a vote of 51-49. The...
  • U.S. States Can’t Have Own Self-driving Car Rules Under Trump Presidency

    06/19/2017 1:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Cars18 ^ | June 19, 2017 | Arjit Garg and Reuters
    California and other states would be barred from setting their own rules governing design and testing of self-driving cars, while federal regulators would be blocked from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous vehicle technology, according to a U.S. House Republican proposal reviewed by Reuters on Thursday. The draft legislation, while far from becoming law, still represents a victory for General Motors Co, Alphabet Inc, Tesla Inc and other automakers and technology companies seeking to persuade Congress and the Trump administration to pre-empt rules under consideration in California, New York and other states that could limit deployment of self-driving vehicles.....
  • NC House Bill: U.S. Supreme Court Exceeded Authority of 'Almighty God' in Creating Gay Marriage

    04/12/2017 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill on Tuesday, citing the 10th Amendment, which affirms that the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority under the Constitution and in relation to the “decree of Almighty God” by legalizing same-sex marriage, and contends that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision “is null and void” in North Carolina and that the Tar Heel state shall only recognize marriages between one man and one woman. The legislation explains that North Carolina seeks to follow the 2012 law that was established in Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, which...