Showing posts with label states' rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label states' rights. Show all posts

January 25, 2018


Things are getting worse, not better: round ups, checkpoints and national ID cards

fromRutherfordInstitute: We are not supposed to be living in a “show me your papers” society.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Michael Boldin - Resisting Federal Tyranny

fromRutherfordInstitute: From the Tom Woods Show, Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, joins Tom to discuss actions by states to thwart federal overreach in a variety of areas.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

State lawmakers push back on federal anti-marijuana moves

fromWeedMaps: Several national polls show that voters strongly support the right of states to set their own cannabis laws without federal interference.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Greedy California politicians make sure the black market for pot will thrive

fromNewsMax: "The existing black market for cannabis may prove formidable competitor to legal markets if new taxes lead to higher prices than available from illicit sources," the report warned. And they will.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

fromTheVerge: What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America

WATCH: Over a dozen cops swarm, arrest tiny girl for sitting incorrectly on the subway

fromFreeThoughtProject: An unnamed LAPD officer had reportedly asked the small woman to remove her foot 
from an adjoining seat but she didn’t immediately comply.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

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

Judge Blocks Federal Power Grab Over State Waters

by Stephen Dinan.     “Inexplicable, arbitrary and devoid of a reasoned process” President Obama’s push to extend the EPA’s regulatory hand to ditches and small streams to enforce clean water rules was blocked Thursday by a federal judge, who said the administration had overstepped its bounds in trying yet another end run around Congress. Judge ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Where Can You Smoke Legal Pot?

Out from the shadows.     When the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts unveiled the text of its 2016 legalization initiative this month, the group highlighted several features of the measure but omitted the most interesting one. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act would allow consumption of cannabis  ... MORE

These 17 States Could Have Legalized Marijuana Soon

by Kyle Jaeger.      A marijuana legalization initiative in Ohio received enough signatures to get on the November 2015 ballot, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on Tuesday, much to the excitement of the measure's pro-pot supporters. If it passes, Ohio will become the fifth state (plus the District of Columbia) to allow people 21 or older to   ... MORE

Some Americans Refuse To Give Up On Confederate Flag

by Mark Scolforo.      A symbol of rebellion to some. Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.  But people still fly it, and not just in the South.   ... 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

Support Grows For States To Ignore The Federal Courts

from Rasmussen Reports.   Following last week’s controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that     ... 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

These 8 States Could Be Next For Marijuana Legalization

by Andrew Meola.      The times, they are a-changin' for marijuana, as longtime prohibition laws risk going up in flames. The New York Times advocated for legalization of pot at a national level last year, arguing that the "social costs" of the current prohibition laws are vast -- unreasonable prison sentences, a judicial system skewed against minority    ... MORE

Ted Cruz & The Political Prudence of Marijuana Federalism

Principles matter.    At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Ted Cruz responded to a question about marijuana legalization in Colorado by endorsing a federalist approach to the issue. “I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy,’” the    ... MORE