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States Rise Up Against Washington

 

 

 

 

 

” State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government.

  The legislative onslaught, which includes bills targeting federal restrictions on firearms, experimental treatments and hemp, reflects growing discord between the states and Washington, state officials say.

“ You have a choice,” said Kentucky state Rep. Diane St. Onge (R). “To sit back and not do anything or say anything and let overregulation continue — or you have the alternative choice to speak up about it and say, ‘We know what you are doing or intend to do and we do not think that it is constitutional and we as a state are not going to stand for it.’ ”

  Last month, St. Onge introduced H.B. 13 to nullify federal gun control laws within Kentucky state lines. Similar legislation has been introduced in seven other states.

“ This law is saying the sheriff and those under him do not have to follow federal regulations,” she said.

  Friction between the states and the federal government dates back to the nation’s earliest days. But there has been an explosion of bills in the last year, according to the Los Angeles-based Tenth Amendment Center, which advocates for the state use of nullification to tamp down on overzealous regulation.

People are becoming more and more concerned about the overreach of the federal government,” said center spokesman Mike Maharrey. “They feel the federal government is trying to do too much, it’s too big and it’s getting more and more in debt.” “

 

 

Nullification is gaining steam as this article in The Hill shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rand Paul Releases Own State Of The Union Speech

 

 

 

 

 

” After President Obama gave his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, Senator Rand Paul released his own State of the Union speech online.

  Paul starts by saying, “All is not well in America,” and from here he outlines what he thinks is wrong in the country.

  The first thing Paul says is needed in America is “new leadership.” He does not mean get rid of the president, rather this is a call for a limit to the number of terms congressmen and other high ranking officials can serve. Currently, the U.S. has 11 people in the House or Senate who have served 35+ years as political leaders. Paul says by eliminating the limitless number of terms these leaders can have, new blood will flow into Washington, bringing fresh and new ideas.”

 

Ben Swann has all the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATE WELFARE IS ALMOST DOUBLE SOCIAL WELFARE

 

 

 

” According to a new report, the federal government spent $59 Billion on social welfare programs in 2006. While that number is high, it is nearly half of the taxpayer dollars given to assist corporations. That number, a staggering $92 Billion.

Huge, and likely profitable corporations, were able to get tax breaks for themselves, as well as some receive direct spending from the Federal Government.

According to the report, Think by Numbers, the definition of corporate welfare isn’t even lucrative no-bid contracts for defense contractors, but just the massive subsidies offered by the Feds to industries such as coal, wind, ethanol and oil.”

 

 

    How much did money did the single mom welfare recipient down the road from you donate to your Congressman ? Or the grandma living on social security ? Or the disabled veteran ? The pols know which side of the bread the butter is on . The corporations have much larger election campaign kitties to donate from than do the poor slob citizens on the dole .

   As long as there is a need to stand for re-election there will be a need for the politicians to pander to big money interests and that requires some quid pro quo . The time for term limits is now . One And Done … End re-election campaigns , End fundraisers , End corporate welfare …

 

 

 

 

The Federalist Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next 10 Amendments: Eliminate the Electoral College?

 

” Should Americans be allowed to directly elect a president, or does the Electoral College represent the best way to fairly select a leader? Let us know what you think in our continuing debate about the Next 10 Amendments to the Constitution.

The issue of how the president and vice president are elected was a key part of the debates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The compromise reached in Philadelphia appeased fears from smaller states about not having a direct role in the election process.

As part of our Next 10 Amendments project, we’ve asked Constitution Daily readers to give us their opinions on possible new amendments. You can see other topics below, and people have made a lot of good points, in a civil way.

Links to Debates: Right To Bear Arms Balanced Budget Right To Privacy Term Limits | Same-Sex Marriage | Church and State | Flag Burning

What do you think: Is the electoral college the best way to elect a president?

Here’s how you can participate in our project:

1. Check out the resources in the sidebar at right to learn more about the historical context and current events related to this issue.
2. In the comments below, share your thoughts and explore what others are saying. (Please keep your comments respectful and on topic.)
3. Check back each week for the latest discussion topic.
4. In early September, cast your vote in a referendum on potential amendments, gathered from participant comments.

Our discussion is moderated by Chris Phillips, research fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and executive director of the nonprofit organization Democracy Café.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best-Selling Author Vince Flynn Dies At 47

 

 

” Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher. He was 47.

Flynn was supporting himself by bartending when he self-published his first novel, “Term Limits,” in 1997 after getting more than 60 rejection letters. After it became a local best-seller, Pocket Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, signed him to a two-book deal — and “Term Limits” became a New York Times best-seller in paperback.

The St. Paul-based author also sold millions of books in the international market and averaged about a book a year, most of them focused on Rapp, a CIA counterterrorism operative. His 14th novel, “The Last Man,” was published last year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLL: 75% SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS

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” Support for limiting congressional
terms varied by partisanship: 82% of Republicans said they would vote
“for” term limits versus 79% of
Independents and 65% of Democrats who responded similarly. A respondent’s age appeared not to be a factor in the way they responded. “

President Obama Could Get 3 Terms If H.J.Res 15 Abolishes Term Limits

 

” Americans around the nation were shocked Friday as they heard about H.J.Res. 15. H.J.Res 15 proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment. This would remove the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.Rep. José Serrano (D- NY15) introduced the controversial joint resolution on Friday, the second day of the 2013 legislative session. “