Showing posts with label federalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label federalism. Show all posts

September 25, 2018


Why we shouldn't "just enforce the law"

fromLawFare: The case of a woman who may be prosecuted for sheltering animals during Hurricane Florence highlights some reasons why it is often wrong to enforce the law.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Gov. Brown signs stupid straw bill

fromLawFare: Goofy governor insures California maintains its status as the gold standard for nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       Regulation Nation

Quick Notes on the Rosenstein Revelations

fromLawFare: There is a lot to chew over in the blockbuster New York Times story about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s erratic behavior in his first few weeks on the job.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Assange’s last interview before blackout released—”this is the last free generation”

fromFreeThoughtProject: In his last interview before going dark, Julian Assange had some rather grim views to express to the world.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why these five states would be better independent countries

fromTheDailyBell: The federal two-party system ensures a perpetually unhappy populace. Each tries to force their will on the other when it is “their turn.” And the rest of us, who aren’t on one side or the other, constantly lose.
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Steve Silverman: 5 rules for recording police

fromFlexYourRights/YouTube: Citizens always have right to record the police in public. Steve Silverman (Flex Your Rights) discusses police body cameras and recording misconduct.
Police State America      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana Was Not Lifted

by Jacob Sullum.   Contrary to what you may have read or heard, Congress did not quietly lift the federal ban on medical marijuana. Nor did it lift the ban loudly. It did not lift the ban at all. Here is what actually happened. In December 2014, Congress approved an omnibus spending bill that included a rider prohibiting the Justice Department   ... MORE

Syrian Refugee Policy Raises Serious States’ Rights Issue

by Bob Barr.      The flood of refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries that the Obama Administration is preparing to distribute to communities across the nation raises very real and understandable security concerns among government officials at the state and local levels, and among the citizenry generally.  It is, of course, facile for        ... MORE

Nullification In Effect: Oregonians Defy Feds, Spend Millions On Marijuana In First Week Of Legal Sales

$3.5 million of sales on first day.        In the first week of limited marijuana sales in Oregon, dispensaries sold a staggering $11 million of weed – more than double the numbers from Colorado’s first week – proving state laws legalizing cannabis truly do nullify federal prohibition in practice. The Free Thought Project reported on the first week  ... MORE

59 Million More Americans Could Access Marijuana In 2016

by Todd Campbell.     California and Florida could both be liberated by next year. Marijuana advocates have been gaining momentum in states that have yet to legalize marijuana, but supporters and those interested in the legalization efforts are undeniably watching most closely to see what happens in California and Florida. Those two states have different ... MORE

Anti-Pot Hard-Liner Chris Christie Admits The Drug War Is A 'Failure,' Even Though He More Or Less Wants To Restart It

by Matt Ferner.  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on Monday that the war on drugs has been a "failure" -- even though he has vowed to enact a federal crackdown on marijuana, a substance that has been a primary target of the drug war for decades. "This is a disease and the war on drugs has been a failure -- well-intentioned, but a failure," Christie  ... MORE

Pot Legalization Likely To Be On Michigan's 2016 Ballot

by Mara MacDonald.     It looks like Michigan voters will be deciding whether they want to legalize marijuana in 2016. Nearly 40,000 signatures have been collected in just 12 days as part of a push to get the issue on the ballot. There are two ballot proposals which have seen language approved by the state board of canvassers, but only one has   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Historical Ignorance

Principals have always held the right to fire agents.      The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787        ... MORE

Steve Forbes: Income Tax Rate Cuts Work. Always.

The federal government could learn from the states.  One of the genius features of our federal system of government is that it allows states to be laboratories for policies, to see what works and what doesn’t. The great welfare reform bill of 1996 came out of the pioneering policies of Wisconsin, which demonstrated that there could be a work   ... MORE

Colbert I. King: A Rising Insurrection Against Obama

Liberty rising.    It’s a scary thought (OR NOT), but here it is: If some red states were to openly defy the authority of President Obama in the exercise of his constitutional duties, would today’s Republican Congress side with him? Or would they honor the insurrection? I wish it could be said with confidence that the legislative branch would oppose a     ... MORE

Let’s Be Two Americas: The Case for Federalism

by Robert Tracinski.     There has been some haggling in Congress recently over a proposal to convert a couple of big chunks of federal spending—Medicaid and food stamps—into block grants to the states, which would be given more control over the programs. This proposal suggests a much broader answer to our current political conflicts, toward  ... MORE

Online Gambling Ban Intrudes On State Sovereignty

by Katie McAuliffe.   Restore our 10th Amendment. Federalism was not the Tenth Amendment to the constitution for an arbitrary reason. Maintaining checks and balances on power, including the relationship between states and the federal government, is fundamental to American governance. Further, the closer a government is to its voters the ...  MORE