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  • Hypocrisy on the high court: 'Textualists' and the Tenth Amendment

    10/17/2020 10:32:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | Aviam Soifer
    WH Press Sec: WH looking at surge in COVID numbers Trying to parse the difference between polls and Trump's approval rating The Hill logoHypocrisy on the high court: 'Textualists' and the Tenth Amendment Chief Justice John Roberts's majority decision in Shelby County v. Holder (2013) eviscerated a crucial provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required pre-clearance by the federal Department of Justice for changes in voting in state and local governmental units which had a pattern of past discrimination. The decision flew in the face of the Court's precedents. Its laissez faire attitude has triggered huge...
  • Trump declares a national emergency to combat coronavirus

    03/13/2020 12:57:59 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2020 | Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump said Friday he was declaring a national emergency -- "two very big words" -- to free up federal resources to combat coronavirus. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the action would "unleash the full power of the federal government." Trump is declaring both national emergency and invoking the Stafford Act, which gives access to additional funding, according to a source familiar with his decision. The national emergency gives access to authorities.
  • 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,...
  • Alabama Supreme Court tells Supreme Court to Take a Hike on Marriage Opinion

    03/09/2016 5:07:21 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 81 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/7/2016 | Tim Brown
    On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court rejected the US Supreme Court's marriage opinion and basically told them to take a hike in favor of following the Alabama Constitution and Alabama law. On March 4, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered that all probate judges cease and desist in issuing marriage licenses to sodomies. The court issued its 170-page ruling in favor of Petition for Mandamus by Liberty Counsel. Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel said, "The ruling last year by the Alabama Supreme Court was historic, and is one of the most researched and well-reasoned opinions on marriage...
  • A Ten-Step Program for Constitutional Recovery

    01/02/2015 9:43:03 AM PST · by all the best · 20 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | January 2. 2015
    By now, you’ve likely read plenty about how the Constitution has been twisted to give the federal government power far beyond anything the Founders ever planned. You already know the dangers of an unchecked President, of a Congress that passes bills without reading them, of agencies that do what they want, and judges who believe in precedent over original meaning. So I won’t waste your time sharing more of the same. Is the situation hopeless? Absolutely not. But in order to actually turn things around, a few sacred cows need to be dealt with. Here are TEN STEPS you should...
  • Mark Levin urges his 8.5 million listeners to call a 'We the People' convention to stop Obama

    07/31/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 31, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    Mark Levin, who hosts one of America's top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people's pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama's use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and collar inventive...
  • Pelosi to DOJ: Don’t mess with Washington, Colorado pot laws

    03/12/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | Joel Connelly
    The federal government should stop enforcing the Controlled Substances Act, with its draconian definition of marijuana, in Washington and Colorado, which voted last November to legalize and tax the growing and sale of cannabis, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told interviewers Monday. “The state (Colorado) has spoken: The law has been passed. There are issues with taxation and regulation, and we should get on with it,” Pelosi told the editorial board of the Denver Post.
  • MN government request for public comments on Obamacare

    01/11/2012 8:16:34 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Find below a state government request for you to provide public comments on the Obamacare "essential health benefits" requirement for individual and small group insurance policies. Note that this list of benefits (health care services), whether you agree or find them objectionable, will be imposed by the allowed by the federal government.  The Feds are being gentle now, allowing "flexibility" for States to do as they wish, but that is likely temporary. Once the State has acquiesced to the presumption of federal control, expect the Feds to mandate the health care services they want included, and exclude the services they...
  • Where Loyalties Lie by Victoria (per Rick Perry)

    12/20/2011 5:33:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    Patriot's 1949 Blog ^ | 12-19-2011 | Victoria
    It has been a bit since I have written a blog, mainly because I only write them when I moved by the heart to do so. I have also been staying off twitter out of disgust for watching so called conservatives judge not by past deeds but only by words that a candidate is spinning today-sorry I donÂ’t tolerate fools easily. Sorry, I am more into judging by actions, the character of a man does not change they just learn to hide it better (& no that was not a veiled swipe at Newtie & Mittens it was a...
  • Liberty Lost

    03/29/2011 10:44:45 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 3 replies
    Recently, HR 1006, was created which is a statement of support for the 10th amendment to the Constitution. While we agree that Congress should respect the 10th amendment and states’ rights, it is disquieting to think that Congress actually needs to pass a bill that is a show of support for any part of the Constitution. Shouldn’t Congress respect all parts of the Constitution? Shouldn’t it always be “We the People” and WE start asserting our 9th and 10th amendment rights. We were very lucky to be ahead of the curve on these issues 40 or 50 years ago –...
  • House OKs ‘Made in NH’ guns

    02/17/2011 4:25:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 16 February, 2011 | KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – “Made in New Hampshire” guns that are free from federal laws and taxes would be manufactured and sold here with legislation clearing the House of Representatives on Tuesday. This 240-120 vote was another clear signal that Second Amendment supporters are finding much to like in the Republican-dominated Legislature elected with the backing of gun owner rights organizations. State Rep. Daniel Itse, R-Fremont, said federal taxes have become too onerous and paperwork too intrusive, and this is one small step to assert sanctity of the Commerce Clause. “Standing as a firewall against a federal government abusing the citizens of...
  • State Legislators' Guide to Repealing ObamaCare

    02/04/2011 8:39:23 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2011 | MichCapCon
    The American Legislative Exchange Council has just published a “State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare.” However, the 15-point summary prepared by ALEC staff and posted below is a Mackinac Center/ online exclusive, because to our knowledge this bullet-point version not been published except in hard copy: Executive Summary: ALEC’s State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare 1. Introduce ALEC’s Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, the primary legislative vehicle for state pushback of the individual mandate and Canadian-style, single-payer health care. 2. Introduce a resolution supporting repeal of ObamaCare, an effective way to communicate the repeal message to members of...
  • But how did we grow apart to begin with?

    01/24/2011 5:25:47 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    star tribune ^ | 1-24-11 | jason lewis
    The tragedy in Tucson has once again exposed the raw nerve of political posturing. By now, conservatives must surely be getting accustomed to finding themselves in the "crosshairs" of blame for every conceivable misfortune. Indeed, the predictable reaction from the most partisan of liberals is nothing new -- considering who was pointing fingers after Oklahoma City, politicizing the Wellstone memorial and blaming the Interstate 35W bridge collapse on "no new taxes." Anyone starting to see a trend here?
  • Breaking News: Power to the People! Repeal Amendment Gaining Strength

    11/26/2010 1:29:20 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 147 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 11/26/10 | James Simpson
    Yet another unanticipated fastball has been hurled directly at the radical left’s destructive agenda. It is called the Repeal Amendment. Brainchild of Georgetown Constitutional Law Professor Randy Barnett, the proposal has gotten legs with the help of Florida attorney Marianne Moran, Executive Director of proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations. Virginia Representative Eric Cantor, slated to be Majority Leader in the upcoming Congress, has gotten behind the movement, as has Virginia’s governor, and lieutenant governor, leaders in the state legislature and Virginia’s...
  • Historic GOP Gains in State Legislatures

    11/03/2010 7:23:49 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/03/10 | John Hood
    Still trying to chase down results in key legislative races around the country, but at the moment it looks like this: • Going into the 2010 elections, Democrats held 60 partisan legislative chambers and Republicans held 36, with a couple of ties. • It looks like the GOP has picked up an astounding 20 chambers, including both houses in Alabama, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and additional chambers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. • In total legislative seats, it is possible that after all the results are posted, Republicans will have won...
  • Power Divided is Power Checked- The Argument for States Rights

    10/06/2010 4:51:34 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    me ^ | 10/06/10 | Wobbly Bob
    In Power Divided is Power Checked, Lewis reminds us that the concept of states’ rights, as bequeathed by the Founding Fathers to a grateful nation, was about a constitutional framework intended to limit the missteps of government and provide the greatest amount of freedom and decision-making power to the citizens of the “several states.” He defines the essence of our constitutional republic and highlights the legal history of the relationship between the states and the federal government. Lewis sounds the alarm for states’ rights and offers a way out of the constitutional malaise the nation finds itself in. And, if...
  • AX – Resurrecting the 10th Amendment

    10/05/2010 11:11:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-10 | Vince
    Mascots are a great way to inspire a team. My alma mater Florida State has the Seminoles, the hated University of Florida has the Gators and of course Notre Dame has the Fighting Irish. I would like to recommend a mascot to rally conservatives – and the GOP if they wish to come along – for the 2010 elections: AX. No, it’s not an ax nor is it the first two letters of AXE line of personal care products. Rather, as this involves government, it’s an acronym. AX stands for the Tenth Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights. The...
  • Jeff Perry (MA 10th) signs no earmarks pledge; CCAGW endorses

    09/27/2010 6:17:23 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/24/2010 | Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee
    The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) today announced its endorsement of Jeff Perry, who is seeking election to Congress in the 10th district of Massachusetts. “In this time of massive new government spending and bailouts, huge budget deficits, public debt, and inefficient bureaucracies, taxpayers need friends in Washington who will defend their interests, not the special interests,” said Thomas Schatz, Chairman of CCAGW PAC. “That is why CCAGW PAC supports Jeff Perry, who is a bona fide fiscal conservative committed to reducing the size of government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.”...
  • GOP group has eye on Jeff Perry to go all the way

    09/25/2010 2:39:17 PM PDT · by S.O.L. · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/2010 | Edward Mason
    GOP candidate Jeff Perry got a major national boost yesterday when he was named a “Young Gun” by the Republican Congressional Committee, raising the potential of new ammo for his duel with rival Democrat William R. Keating. “We believe Jeff Perry is in a very good position to win - even in Massachusetts,” said RCC spokesman Tory Mazzolla. “This is a very winable seat.”
  • Gulf Crisis Exposes Failures of Centralized Power

    07/05/2010 7:29:54 PM PDT · by Pantera · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7-5-10 | Brian Roberts
    Obama, the great centralizer, recently stated that he was looking for the right ass to kick. With this now famous statement he hoped to divert public attention from the failures of centralized power and begin to set a public mood against the oil industry and for expanded regulation and taxation. Other recent federal actions and statements make it painfully obvious that the federal government has zero interest in backing any plan to clean up the gulf in a timely manner.