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  • Colorado finds its pot of gold

    06/10/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By BARRY PETERSEN
    Colorado has a new cash crop. New figures show that the state has been raking in profits since January, when it became the first in the nation to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Add in sales taxes from lower taxed medical marijuana and so far this year the state has banked nearly $18 million. Along with the big bucks have come some big problems. Like 10 toddlers so far this year overdosing on edible marijuana products. And from January through May, the Colorado State Patrol handed out 289 tickets to people driving under the influence of marijuana....
  • Supreme Court justice agrees: First Amendment limits only Congress

    05/10/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 92 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 10, 2014 | By Bryan Fischer
    I have argued since I first began writing and speaking on this issue that the First Amendment restrains only the actions of Congress. The first word in the First Amendment, after all, is the word "Congress." "Congress shall make no law..." The Founders quite intentionally were not imposing restraints on what a state could do in offering prayers before legislative assemblies, or what a city could do in erecting Ten Commandments monuments, or what a school could do in offering prayer and Bible reading over the intercom or at graduation. Congress and Congress alone is bound down by the chains...
  • Seattle Mayor set to announce $15 minimum wage plan (socialist Sawant demands even more)

    04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 4/24/14 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to announce a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. **SNIP** Committee members representing business and labor could not agree on issues like crediting tips and benefits against the $15 minimum. And council member Kshama Sawant revealed another hurdle -- she said there has been little talk of automatically increasing the minimum wage with inflation. “If going forward the new minimum wage does not have a cost of living increase attached to it every year of the phase in it's not going to...
  • The Real Origin of the Tea Party Movement

    08/08/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6th, 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I recently read with joy a conservative blogger’s attempt to connect the TEA party movement to its historic roots; a topic I have been meaning to write about for months now. The blogger rightly said that the “the historical precedent for the TPM wasn’t the Tea Party event in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773.” I actually uttered an “Amen, brother!” He went on to describe the Continental Association established on October 20, 1774 by the First Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts. That’s when I realized that I have waited long enough to write this article. The...
  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • Great news. Kentucky jail signing up exiting inmates for Obamacare (We wonder how they got to 7M)

    04/06/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Now this is a complete stroke of genius which I couldn’t have cooked up for a political fiction novel. Down in Louisville, as prisoners are being discharged from jail, they’re getting a little something extra by way of a going away present. They’re being signed up for Obamacare. After three months in jail on a theft charge, Vincent Garcia had prepared last week to collect his wallet and keys and turn in his orange scrubs upon release.But the 26-year-old will leave jail with something else — free health insurance.Louisville Metro Department of Corrections last week began holding daily sign-ups for...
  • Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to feds

    04/04/2014 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there's another group that's starting to benefit from the law -- prison inmates. Cash-strapped state and local prisons increasingly are using the Affordable Care Act to pay for their inmates' medical costs, taking advantage of a little-known provision that lets them shift some of those expenses to the federal government. Ohio, Illinois and Iowa are among the states trying to offload the rising costs of health care – which include mental health programs – by enrolling inmates into...
  • New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

    01/01/2014 5:17:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama’s desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it. Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification after Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed bill SB0094 into law. New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014. New Hampshire’s bill has bipartisan support among its five sponsors, and is based on the model legislation...
  • Cruz blasts Obama during speech to Huntsville group

    10/15/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    waff.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One lawmaker in the eye of the storm that is the government shutdown offered his encouragement to residents in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night. Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke at a dinner held by the Huntsville Republican Women. He gave a speech and then took questions from the crowd, via a video link from Washington. Cruz had been scheduled to appear in person but the turmoil in Washington kept him there. During the event, Cruz took the opportunity to blast the Obama administration on a wide range of issues. "We're seeing the constitutional rights of law-abiding...
  • Will Fast And Furious Justice Finally Befall Eric Holder? (good read - long)

    10/06/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    Serial abuses of justice by America’s top law enforcement official should be enough to make just about any tinhorn banana republic dictator blush. Yet regarding any embarrassment evidenced by the leader of the free world… not so much. Despite the fact that our attorney general has been indicted for contempt of Congress on both felony and civil charges, has repeatedly lied under oath, and has routinely turned a blind eye to laws that he is duty-bound to enforce, Mr. Holder continues to serve at the behest of his presidential mentor. At least he has so far. Apparently not so very...
  • Labor Dept: Same-Sex Spouses Must Receive Benefits Regardless of State Laws

    09/19/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 19, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On September 18, the Obama Labor Department announced that married same-sex couples must receive the same pensions, 401(k)s, health plans, and employee benefits as heterosexual married couples, regardless of whether they live in one of the 37 states where same-sex marriage is illegal. "This decision represents a historic step forward toward equality for all American families," said Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. "I have directed the department's agency heads to ensure that they are implementing the decision in a way that provides maximum protection for workers and their families." The Labor Department said its interpretation "provides a uniform rule of recognition...
  • Nullification Anyone?

    07/05/2013 1:09:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2013 | Mark Levy
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Of course anyone who paid attention to ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" within the last 40 years knows this is the preamble to the Constitution. In this day and age, when Washington legislation weighs more than most Thanksgiving turkeys, the founders of our country were able to succinctly describe the...
  • High Stakes in Looming Detroit Legal Battle

    06/17/2013 2:38:22 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 25 replies
    The American Interest ^ | Walter Russell Mead | Walter Russell Mead
    In Detroit, bankruptcy lawyer turned city manager Kevyn Orr is playing hardball while preparing the city for a likely Chapter 9 bankruptcy. He’d like the various stakeholders to negotiate a “pre-packaged” bankruptcy in order to avoid a drawn-out and extremely costly legal battle, but reaching agreement could be incredibly tough, as Reuters points out: [G]etting everyone on board for a pre-packaged plan is easier said than done, said Douglas Bernstein, a bankruptcy attorney at Plunkett Cooney in the Detroit area.“When it comes to a pre-packaged plan, the big question is whether he (Orr) would have enough acceptance going into court,”...
  • Nullifying Obama - State governments revive a Jefferson-Madison theory

    05/29/2013 11:26:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is nullification — the idea that states can limit the enforcement of federal laws within their borders. --snip-- They’ve wiped the dust from the 10th Amendment with state laws seeking to nullify federal statutes. Over a dozen states, with South Carolina being the most recent, have passed legislation aimed at preventing the Obamacare health care mandate from being enforced in their jurisdictions. South Carolina’s goes the furthest by proposing to grant taxpayers a state tax deduction equal to the federal penalty for failing to purchase health care. Montana, Kansas and...
  • Four gun bills one step closer to becoming law after passing Louisiana Senate committee(barf)

    05/08/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    nola.com ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Lauren McGaughy
    Four gun bills, including one that purposely flouts federal law, are a step closer to becoming law after passing a Senate committee Tuesday. The bills now head to the Senate floor for further debate. House Bill 5, sponsored by state Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, is one of the most closely watched gun bills of the session. The bill seeks to block any possible federal gun control legislation from restricting the ownership of semi-automatic weapons in Louisiana. The bill narrowly passed in the House Criminal Justice committee, and received sizable opposition on the House floor. But it received little opposition...
  • R.I. law now says it's not a crime to possess small amounts of marijuana

    04/01/2013 9:23:49 PM PDT · by Ken H · 21 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | April 1, 2013 | W. Zachary Malinowski
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - - As of midnight, Rhode Island became the 15th state to decriminalize non-medical marijuana possession, meaning that anyone caught with up to one ounce will get a $150 ticket instead of facing a misdemeanor criminal charge. The softened penalty is the state's latest move to regulate use of a drug that has become more acceptable. The ball began rolling in 2006, when the General Assembly passed a law establishing a state medical-marijuana program, allowing patients to grow their own cannabis or get it from caregivers, or growers, certified by the state.
  • Legal pot means big changes for Washington's drug-sniffing dogs

    03/20/2013 6:13:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 63 replies
    SEATTLE -- The passage of I-502 made things difficult enough for the humans tasked with creating and enforcing the laws for legal marijuana. Now, try explaining the difference between "personal use" and "intent to sell" or the gray area between state and federal law to a dog. That's why many law-enforcement agencies around the state, including the Seattle Police Department and Washington State Patrol, will no longer be training their drug-sniffing dogs to alert for marijuana. “Moving forward, it makes most sense not to train dogs to alert to marijuana as that would likely lead to unwarranted investigatory detentions of...
  • Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify Colorado, Washington pot laws

    03/09/2013 5:32:56 AM PST · by Wolfie · 18 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | March 5, 2012
    Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify Colorado, Washington pot laws CHICAGO — Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use. The onetime DEA heads plan to issue joint statements today saying the Obama administration has reacted too slowly and should immediately sue to force the states to rescind the legislation. The Associated Press received an advance copy of the statement Monday. One of the former DEA administrators, Peter Bensinger, told the AP that the more time goes by, the...
  • Schneiderman v. New York

    03/07/2013 6:58:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    New York Sun ^ | March 5, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    One question hovering over the voting rights case now before the Supreme Court is whether there should have been a special counsel appointed to represent New York. The case involves the question of whether... --snip-- It used the power when, in 1965, it enacted what is, in the Voting Rights Act, one of the most glorious laws ever entered into the United States Code. It admitted African Americans to the political process and spelled the end of the Jim Crow era. Section 5 of the law, however, has been much fought over. It deals with certain states or jurisdictions that...
  • Supreme Court to weigh states' rights vs. voting rights [Arguments TODAY!]

    02/27/2013 3:00:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | 2/26/13
    When the Supreme Court hears arguments today in a direct challenge to a central part of the Voting Rights Act, it will once again wade into a decades-old dispute over voting rights that has its roots in the country's long history of racism... On its face, the challenge to the Voting Rights Act is about how state and local officials run elections. But states' rights have underpinned much of the opposition to the law since it was first enacted, and today's hearing will feature familiar arguments. The issue is Section 5 of the law, which requires all or part of...
  • Texas To Block Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

    02/24/2013 5:03:33 PM PST · by Windflier · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 24 February 2013 | Tim Brown
    New legislation in the Texas State legislature, sponsored by Steve Toth (R-Dist. 15), looks to stop Texas law enforcement officials from confiscating so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. The legislation is called the Firearm Protection Act. Toth’s proposal would create a Class A misdemeanor for police officers enforcing any new federal gun regulations. It also would establish cause for the state attorney general to sue anyone who seeks to enforce new federal gun regulations. It is one of several states-rights measures being offered by conservative state lawmakers nationwide in response to federal gun control proposals. “There’s a federal law,...
  • Pine County Sheriff Responds to Second Amendment Freedoms

    01/16/2013 2:37:37 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 16 replies
    Northlandsnewscenter.com ^ | NNCNOW.com1/16/2013
    Pine City, MN (NNCNOW.com ) -- A Pine County Sheriff is responding to the Second Amendment to the Constituition about the right to keep and bear firearms. The letter is included. An open letter to the citizens of Pine County: As Sheriff of Pine County, it is important for residents to know my position as it relates to the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In the past week I have had several requests and one meeting on this matter. Normally I attempt to remain neutral on matters of politics but this issue transcends political division and...
  • Wyoming Introduces Bill To Nullify Any Federal Gun Control Measures, Jail Federal Agents

    01/13/2013 8:31:16 AM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | January 13, 2013
    This week, Wyoming lawmakers introduced a bill banning the federal government from enforcing an assault weapons ban or a prohibition on high-capacity magazines in the state, calling the effort an attempt to “take the Second Amendment seriously.” The bill, which is sponsored by eight Wyoming state representatives and two state senators, calls for federal agents who attempt to enforce those measures to be imprisoned for at least one year and up to five years, and fined a maximum of $5,000. It also contains broad language prohibiting any “public servant … or dealer selling any firearm in this state” from enforcing...
  • Judge Abel Upshur's pamphlets on Nullification

    12/01/2012 6:59:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center has a great article which highlights the necessary road back to Liberty. Many Americans are understandably frustrated with Obama's re-election, but dissolving the union in order to defy Obama is not only a bad choice, it's an unnecessary one. We haven't exhausted all of our options yet. The sad thing is, that due to the state of progressive education in our country, Americans aren't taught about their constitutional powers. This is actually by design, considering that progressives view the government school system as a vehicle for change. In 1833, Judge Abel P. Upshur wrote a series...
  • After A Bitter Election, Unite A Divided Nation Around Federalism

    11/13/2012 5:51:34 PM PST · by billflax · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bill Flax
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” - Tenth Amendment What a nasty, sordid presidential campaign, particularly if you live in a hotly contested area. Thankfully, we watch very little television, but wow, talk about being inundated with attack ads. Apparently, Ohio got the point, Romney is evil. Some voters are now elated while others are depressed. Still more risk experiencing buyer’s remorse. Many in battleground states are just relieved it’s over. The increasingly rancorous nature of elections reflects...
  • Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents

    11/13/2012 8:08:40 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Boldin
    At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping. In response, there’s been a bit of a firestorm from people across the political spectrum. Local communities in Colorado sent out the first warning shots, passing resolutions and ordinances rejecting...
  • This is the Way “Forward” – Gov. Scott Nixes ObamaCare Healthcare Exchanges [YES!]

    11/10/2012 1:50:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Shark-Tank.net ^ | 11/9/12 | Lone Shark
    There’s one path “forward” for Republicans if they’re serious about reclaiming power in the future- do not capitulate to the failed ideas and destructive economic policies that President Barack Obama will assuredly quadruple down on in the wake of his re-election. It’s one thing to win an election by misleading and bribing the masses, but let me be clear, as Obama would say- in no way, shape or form did the president win a national debate on the merits of his policies- and his policies, when they are fully implemented will undoubtedly cost us jobs, raise our taxes and further...
  • Paul Ryan Says Feds Shouldn’t Interfere With Legalized Medical Pot

    09/07/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT · by Ken H · 155 replies
    KCBS ^ | September 7, 2012
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS/AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tells a Colorado television station that the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana. Ryan told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesn’t approve of medical marijuana laws. But he said that states should have the right to choose whether to legalize the drug for medical purposes.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-12-12 (HUffies Outraged Over Fed Crackdown on Largest Marijuana Dispensary)

    07/12/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 12, 2012 | HUffies and PJ-Comix
    It can't be! It can't be! The feds are now cracking down bigtime on medical marijuana dispensaries despite a promise from the Obama Regime that it would leave them alone if they were in compliance with state laws. That is why the HUffington Post HUffies are so upset over the news that the feds are cracking down on the Harborside Health Center of Oakland, CA, the biggest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. You might remember Harborside and its owner, Steve DeAngelo, from the discovery channel's "Weed Wars" last year. Your humble correspondent, despite never having partaken of the...
  • U.S. cracks down on "world's largest" medical marijuana dispensary

    07/12/2012 1:20:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2012 | Dan Whitcomb
    Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest Harborside says it is the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, serving more than 100,000 patients In a statement on its website, the clinic said, "Harborside has nothing to be ashamed of, and will contest the Federal actions openly and publicly, with every legal means at our disposal." "We look forward to our day in court, and are confident that justice is on our side. Come what may, we shall continue to care for our patients unless we are...
  • Economics 101 Tells Us That the War on Drugs is a Complete Failure: Prices Are Going Down, Not Up

    07/06/2012 4:52:57 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 165 replies
    Carpe Diem ^ | July 6, 2012 | Mark Perry
    From the New York Times article, "Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War the War on Peaceful Americans Who Voluntary Choose to Use Intoxicants Not Currently Approved of By U.S. Politicians and Government Officials": "When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America. They are thinking about the wrong numbers. If there is one number that embodies the seemingly intractable...
  • How to Repeal Obamacare

    07/05/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 21 replies
    Tenth Amendment Network ^ | 7/4/2012 | Marc Gindin
    Fear Obamacare is impossible to repeal? Think again! Here's the surprisingly easy path to dumping this law.
  • WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION?

    03/31/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 31, 2012 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We are told that it is up to the Supreme Court to determine what laws are constitutional, but that is hardly in line with the limiting principles offered by the U.S. Constitution. That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the federal courts seized that power for themselves through an opinion written by Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803. Yes, that’s right, the courts gave that power to themselves. By deciding if laws are constitutional, and since the Supreme Court is a...
  • Should Georgia exempt itself from federal law?

    02/21/2012 10:09:59 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/21/2012 | Kristina Torres
    The measure has the backing of the Senate's top two leaders -- President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock -- who have signed on as co-sponsors. "The federal government has excessively abused the authority of state and local governments for some time," Albers said, explaining why he sponsored the proposal. SR 889 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents

    02/06/2012 11:37:48 AM PST · by don-o · 17 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | February 5, 2012 | TAC Daily Updates
    State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement. The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff. This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United...
  • Legalizing Drugs Is Constitutional

    01/23/2012 4:52:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    I believe that states have the constitutional right to legalize drugs. For, the Constitution is silent on the federal government’s ability to regulate or ban substances that adults choose to digest at their own peril—or medical relief. The Constitution is so silent on this matter of individual liberty (choosing to digest or use drugs) that in order to ban the sale of alcohol during the Prohibition era, we passed the 18th Amendment. When we wised up and realized that banning alcohol doesn’t work, we repealed the 18th Amendment via the 21st Amendment. I contend that federal drug laws are unconstitutional...
  • Feds Clamp Down On Medical Marijuana Shops

    01/13/2012 3:42:04 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/13/12 | Friends of Ours
    The feds continue to target medical marijuana dispensaries which otherwise are operating in accordance with state law. In Colorado federal prosecutors gave 23 dispensaries which are operating within 1,000 feet of a school 45 days to shut down or face criminal prosecution as reported by John Ingold for The Denver Post. They issued an identical ultimatum to medical marijuana dispensaries in California last October. The threats are not idle. The feds yesterday filed suit "to seize the building of a Sacramento dispensary, charging the marijuana store violated federal laws against drug transactions near schools" as reported by Peter Hecht for...
  • High Court To Hear Redistricting Arguments (Hussein vs. Texas today at SCOTUS)

    01/09/2012 8:06:23 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies
    The highest court in the nation will be the latest to take up arguments relating to Texas’ redistricting mess. A hearing is scheduled Monday, January 9, before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to settle which maps will be used for this spring’s state and congressional elections.
  • Jobs Bill Force States to Surrender Sovereignty

    09/17/2011 6:07:41 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 69 replies
    The White House ^ | 09/13/2011 | White House
    SEC. 376. FEDERAL AND STATE IMMUNITY. (a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act. (b) Waiver of State Immunity- (1) IN GENERAL- (A) WAIVER- A State's receipt or use of Federal financial assistance for any program or activity of a State shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity, under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution or otherwise, to a suit brought by an employee or applicant for employment of that program or activity...
  • 10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK

    01/10/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 157 replies · 13+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/10/12 | Ashby Jones
    Sometimes voters get behind an idea, and we think to ourselves, why? Why are they even bothering when that idea, were it to become law, would be struck down as unconstitutional faster than we can utter “temporary restraining order?” We smugly revisited that thought on Tuesday upon hearing that the Denver-based 10th Circuit had upheld a lower-court ruling keeping an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution from becoming law. The amendment, overwhelmingly approved by Oklahoma voters last year, prevents judges from basing rulings on international law — and specifically mentions Islamic law, often known as Shariah law.
  • Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas

    11/27/2011 7:18:31 PM PST · by Chasaway · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 11/22/2011 | Gun Owners of America
    Perry is nearly perfect with regards to his gun record.
  • Dr. Jack Wheeler - The 10th Amendment Argument For Rick Perry

    08/17/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT · by dennisw · 41 replies
    wateringhole3 ^ | Thursday, 07 July 2011 | Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
    "Rick Perry. I think he would slice Obama up like shredded pork and have him for a Texas barbeque." "Well, to start with, Perry is a man's man, while Obama is a metrosexual, a girlie-man. Perry is 100% American, Obama is 100%... Something else. In 2008, the energy and passion was pro-Obama; in 2012, the energy and passion will be anti-Obama, which Perry could personify as he'll go for Obama's jugular like Romney could never do. "But there's another reason why I'm excited about Perry that is far more fundamental than all of this, even the economy. The only possible...
  • Rick Perry: Abortion is a states’ rights issue ("You either believe in the 10th Amendment or Not")

    07/28/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    A smart middle-ground play for independents, but I thought he was supposed to be the great evangelical hope. Last week he said he was “fine” with New York legalizing gay marriage before clarifying today that he’s not fine with gay marriage itself. (In fact, he supports a Federal Marriage Amendment.) Now this. Why would a social-conservative voter looking for a champion who has traction in the polls prefer him to, say, Bachmann?Maybe Perry’s willing to shed some votes in Iowa in exchange for picking some up in New Hampshire. Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion...
  • Original Purpose Of The Most Significant Ignored Amendments To The Constitution: The 9th And 10th

    07/01/2011 1:32:19 AM PDT · by stevelackner · 11 replies
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | June 30, 2011 | Steve Lackner
    Ninth Amendment: "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." Tenth Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." What was the original purpose of these two Amendments? The Tenth Amendment is pretty self explanatory, but the Ninth Amendment is often viewed as more nebulous and vague, having very little real or relevant meaning. The truth of the matter is that the two Amendments were intended...
  • Doctor as renegade -- accepts cash, checks, eggs or pie, not insurance

    06/25/2011 4:04:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jennifer Vogel
    Dr. Susan Rutten Wasson sits on the corner of a bed in the cramped bedroom of Alice Johnson, a 91-year-old Osakis resident everyone calls "Grandma Alice." She's examining Johnson's arm, which is swollen, she's determined, because of a tight sleeve cuff. Also in the room are Alice's daughter, Ione, and granddaughter, Anne, who lives downstairs in the farmhouse Johnson has occupied for decades. A Rottweiler mix as big as a Shetland licks the face of 18-month-old Sarah, Rutten Wasson's daughter, who sits on the doctor's lap. It's more a scene from the days of frontier medicine than from the modern...
  • Ron Paul Bill Attacks Federal Marijuana War

    06/25/2011 1:50:46 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | June 24, 2011 | Alex Newman
    The federal war on drugs is coming under attack from multiple angles, most recently with the introduction of a bill in Congress by conservative Rep. Ron Paul and liberal Rep. Barney Frank that would end the national prohibition on marijuana and allow states to set their own policies.The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011,” or HR 2306, would not “legalize” marijuana. If passed, the legislation would simply remove the plant from the federal list of “controlled substances.” States would then be free to regulate, tax, or prohibit it without U.S. government interference. One of the important issues the bill...
  • Did the Supreme Court Tip its Hand on ObamaCare?

    06/22/2011 11:51:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2011 | Frank Miniter
     On June 16 the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case (U.S. v. Bond) back to a lower court on Tenth Amendment grounds. The ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy (the Court's "swing vote"), hints that ObamaCare just might be ruled unconstitutional. How? Justice Kennedy's opinion in U.S. v. Bond showed he still believes the federal government is restricted by the enumerated powers as listed in the U.S. Constitution. His viewpoint was expressed in a case the Lifetime network is probably making a movie about right now.            In this case, Carol Anne Bond learned that her best friend, Myrlinda Haynes, was...
  • Tenth Amendment Center launches Tenther Radio

    06/22/2011 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Crush · 4 replies
    The US Report ^ | June 22, 2011 | Kay Day
    The Tenth Amendment Center will launch a weekly show on TRX: Tenther Radio on Wednesday, June 22 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific. Author and scholar Thomas E. Woods, Jr., will be a guest on the inaugural show. To listen go to the Tenther Radio website and click the play button. Dr. Woods is a New York Times bestselling author who is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods’ book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in...
  • Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment

    06/14/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment   Friday, June 10, 2011   For more than 30 years, the Brady Campaign has demanded that the federal government impose gun bans, ammo bans, waiting periods, gun registration -- you name it -- with no regard for the states. In 1994, when the group was called Handgun Control, Inc., it said that its main "goal" was to "enact a comprehensive federal gun control policy."In January, the Brady Campaign endorsed Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) bills proposing a federal law to prohibit Americans from possessing...
  • Free the Federal Lands for States to Develop

    05/08/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2011 | Samuel J. Mikolaski
    When the United States was formed the Congress owned no lands. It is time to establish the right of land ownership for every state in the union. Heavy handedness by the White House restricting drilling in the Gulf and Alaska, combined with the day-by-day rise in gasoline prices, have focused public attention as never before on the enervation of local economies by federal bureaucrats and the emasculation of the power of states to create opportunity for their citizens. Add to that the attempt by the National Labor Relations Board to force Boeing to halt assembly of Boeing's Dreamliner in South...