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  • Initiative would let voters overrule federal law

    07/06/2012 9:37:58 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 65 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | // | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Voters could get the right to overrule federal laws and mandates under the terms of an initiative filed late Thursday. The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution "is the supreme law of the land." This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government -- including the federal government. More to the point, it would allow Arizonans "to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution." That could occur through a vote of the state House and Senate with consent of the...
  • Sen. Cornyn balks at Perry’s suggestion: Congress as a part-time job (Perry asks Pelosi to debate)

    11/17/2011 2:30:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 16, 2011 | Stewart Powell
    ....Cornyn neither condemned nor endorsed the proposal by a fellow Texan that would cut the salary of House members and senators in half, cut their staff budgets in half and cut their time in Washington in half. “You know the old saying in Texas?” Cornyn wondered. “We have a legislature that meets for 140 days every two years, but many Texans believe it ought to be two days ever 140 years.” Texans believe in limited government “and see Washington as the antithesis to limited government” by expanding government responsibilities, consuming more taxpayer dollars and “intruding even more on our individual...
  • Federal Laws are Both Too Numerous and Too Vague

    05/21/2010 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 165+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 5/21/10 | Kevin Price
    The vast majority of Americans are unhappy with the working of Washington. The President and Congress have overwhelmed the American people with an incredible number of laws that are difficult for the voters and even policy makers to understand. Many bills are now passing Congress without being read by many, if not any, members. With so many bills coming out of Washington, DC, it should be no surprise that most Americans are unhappy with the results and find much of this legislation confusing.
  • Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities say

    12/13/2003 10:01:01 AM PST · by Fzob · 14 replies · 516+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Fri, Dec. 12 | Troy Graham
    Student gun sales armed N.J. gang, authorities sayAn indictment alleges collegians were used to funnel dozens of weapons from an Ohio store to Newark.By Troy GrahamInquirer Staff Writer   Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have indicted the owner of an Ohio gun store and three members of a violent Newark street gang in the first gun-trafficking case of its kind.The merchant sold guns to intermediaries, all of them students or former students at Wilberforce University, a small private school in Ohio. The students then funneled the guns to the Double ii Bloods street gang, authorities said.The case, which will...