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More people are receiving exemptions from Obamacare. This time, it is those living in the U.S. territories. Residents in those areas will not have to deal with many of the provisions in President Obama’s “signature achievement.” According to a July 18 Reason.com report, “Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,…

James Madison’s Advice: Refuse to Comply!

James Madison advised a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” as a way for people and states to push back against unconstitutional or unpopular federal acts. READ IT: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/04/21/federalist-46-influence-of-state-and-federal-governments/

Disclosure: Reagan NSA Executive Order Worse Than Patriot Act?

For those Americans angry with President Barack Obama for authorizing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet collection of citizens’ data, a recent disclosure should cause them to be even more upset with a former Oval Office occupant — Ronald Reagan. In an op-ed published July 18 in the Washington Post,former State Department section chief John Napier…

This fall, people in Oregon will cast votes on a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for the general public, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. On Jun. 26, members of New Approach Oregon turned in 145,710 signatures, far more than the 87,213 needed to qualify for the ballot this fall. If approved…

Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the Internet. Tuesday, the Senate Select Committee passed the Cyber Information Security Act (CISA) by a vote of 12-3. This clears another hurdle in the path toward consideration by the body of the Senate. CISA is in large part a substantially similar redux of…

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed litigation on Wednesday in an attempt to undermine the Second Amendment Preservation Act that passed by the Kansas legislature in April 2013. It hopes to overturn the law, leaving the firearm rights of Kansans in jeopardy. The Kansas Second Amendment Preservation Act was a historically significant defense…

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following is a TAC member’s blog. All members have access to submit posts and share their views anonymously, or publicly. We occasionally feature those posts here.  Not a member yet?  JOIN HERE.  Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) truly understood governmental systems, power, and liberty. He served in the republic of Florence, being especially involved in…

As Colorado’s six month progress report on its legalized pot economy confronted naysayers with news of plummeting crime, the second state to open itself to recreational cannabis sales made headlines of its own. Last Tuesday, marijuana was officially introduced into the above ground market in Washington state, sealing another victory in efforts to nullify unconstitutional…

Congressional efforts to fortify dragnet domestic surveillance advanced last week when a Senate committee approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISA). CISA is an addition to the current National Security Act of 1947 creating a subsection 1104 which incorporates private companies into the intelligence community under voluntary measures. It is intended to make…

TAC Communications Director Mike Maharrey will be speaking on the intersection of faith and politics at the Christians for Liberty Conference in Austin, Texas. Maharrey will share his personal spiritual journey and explain how his faith informs his political views. Fellow tenther Jason Rink will also speak at the event. He serves as the director…

On July 1, the Associated Press breathlessly reported that an “independent civil liberties board” gave NSA spying the constitutional seal of approval and declared the spy agency employs “reasonable” safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. Funny what the AP considers “independent.” President Barack Obama appointed the members of this civil liberties board. It…

THANK YOU: Today we hit our mid-summer fundraising goal – a HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who has pitched in to cover our bills for the next 3 months. Now, we focus on the next $25K that needs to be raised by 12-31-14, so we can stay focused on 2015 state legislative sessions.…

Have you noticed that not once has an NSA revelation led people to say, “Oh, that isn’t as bad as I thought?” In fact, every leaked document proves the spy agency more invasive, more expansive and more insidious than we realized. And what we’ve seen likely represents only the tip of the iceberg. Last weekend,…