Sovereignty

The Sixth Circuit hears oral argument today in U.S. v. Miller, the Amish beard-cutting case.  Jonathan Adler has this extended discussion: How the Justice Department is using the Commerce Clause to criminalize forcible beard cutting as a federal hate crime.  As he explains: According to the Justice Department, the defendants crimes are subject to federal prosecution under…

Three leading anti-NSA senators, Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), recently penned an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times talking about the need for bipartisan reform to save the 4th Amendment and rein in government surveillance. They correctly identify the problems, but their solutions leave much to be desired. In their…

A strong statement for the Tenth and Second Amendments came out of a local Republican Party county convention in Washington state recently, proving efforts at the local level can yield results. On April 26, the Spokane County Republicans held their Platform Convention.  Originally intended as a four-hour event, the Convention lasted more than nine. When…

Eight years ago, I started a blog with 20 bucks. On Tuesday, a California Assembly committee passed a bill I originally wrote to start the process of turning off resources to the NSA. It already passed the Senate 29-1, and should get to the Governor’s desk this year. The official assembly analysis of the bill…

SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2014 – Citing the 10th Amendment and support from the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill which creates a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, from California to federal mass surveillance programs. The vote…

Earlier this month on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Fox Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano just hours before the expected return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the United States. With his return comes questions about the future of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, which Alan and the Judge discussed. The conversation ranged from how both…