“No Child Left Behind” Is History

I suppose this is a baby step in the right direction. From the Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Senate Votes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law.” The Senate on Wednesday voted to replace the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, returning to the states significant powers to determine how poorly performing schools should be improved and curbing the authority of the secretary of education. The Senate in a 85-12 vote cleared legislation that will guide about $26 billion federal in spending annually Read more […]

Ohio Lawmakers Might Protect People from Asset Forfeiture

A bill has been introduced that would take away asset forfeiture from state police and block them from working with the Feds. One problem with asset forfeiture is that, even when a state limits the police from stealing from people, they can still work with some federal law enforcement agency. When they do so, the Feds can perpetrate asset forfeiture and then share the plunder with the local law enforcement organization that is working with them. Ohio might take action to eliminate it all. The Read more […]

Tennessee Bill Forbids Enforcement of Supreme Court Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage

The Tennessee Constitution does not recognize same-sex marriage and the state is not obligated to agree with opinions held by Supreme Court Justices. As we all know, five Supreme Court Justices have recently claimed that there is such a thing as same-sex marriage and that homosexuals have a right to be married. This is a false claim. But, apart from that, it is obviously outside the Supreme Court’s, or any federal court’s, jurisdiction. The Constitution does not define marriage and the legislation Read more […]

Sixteen States Reject Energy Regulations that Will Destroy Their Economies

The states reject energy regulations that Barack Obama is imposing on the nation. Reading the Associated Press story, I wonder how Barack Obama thinks he can get away with this. Does he want a Republican to win the presidency in 2016? Every Republican candidate should spell out how energy prices are going to be jacked up by the President’s use of executive authority. Sixteen states want nothing to do with it. The campaign to stop President Barack Obama’s sweeping emissions limits on power Read more […]

Supreme Court or Supreme Being – Who Will You Obey? Something To Think About

Since the Supreme Court rendered its irrelevant and irreverent opinion approving homosexual marriage, the mainstream media has been gleefully declaring that it is now “the law of the land.”  Is it?  Several “conservative” organizations are calling for political action:  “Call your Congressman and get a Constitutional Amendment passed that defends/defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.”  Should you? Though their sentiments may be sincere, this is NOT the right Read more […]

Texas Attorney General: County Clerks Can’t Be Forced To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

While Liberals are already prepared to accuse the Texas Attorney General of treason, he is simply pointing out the First Amendment still exists. You would think that, in a nation that has a Constitution recognizing the freedom of religion, this would be completely uncontroversial. But sadly it is not. Reuters reports, “Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse gay couples.” County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Read more […]

Colorado Supreme Court Makes Wrong Decision on Marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court affirms freedom for businesses, but only under Government Control. I don’t know that I agree with the way Dish Network treated their former employee Brandon Coats. In fact, it seems kind of cruel to me, if it is true that Coats had a real medical need. According to the Denver Post, Coats became quadriplegic in a car accident and used marijuana to control leg spasms. He had a medical marijuana card and consumed pot off-duty. He was fired in 2010 after failing a random Read more […]

A State Senate Wants Drone Use to Require a Warrant

In Connecticut the state senate thinks the Fourth-Amendment-type rules should apply to drone use. Not every issue is cleared up by the Constitution. While the Fourth Amendment states that we should be secure in our persons, property, and effects, etc, it doesn’t limit government agents on public property. If I drive from my house to the grocery store, the Fourth Amendment doesn’t necessarily apply to a decision by a police officer to follow me for whatever reason. That’s why drone use Read more […]

Maine Takes another Step to Opposing the NSA

The Maine legislature may pass a law designed for opposing the NSA. While Jeb Bush may think that opposing the NSA is wrong, many disagree. In the state of Maine, another hurdle has been passed in a move to obstruct the NSA and other Federal spying from depriving state residents of their Fourth Amendment rights. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, “Maine Bill Taking on NSA Spying Passes Out of Committee 9-4.” A Maine bill that would turn off support and resources to the NSA in the Read more […]

Obama Administration Making Grab for Control of Internet

The mystery surrounding the Obama Administration’s “Net Neutrality” rules is giving way to panic, even on the Left. The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has refused, on the eve of the rules change, to even speak to Congress, which suddenly has a lot of questions. Questions are understandable, since even Silicon Valley advocates of Net Neutrality seem incapable of explaining what it is and why we need it. Gives the little guy a break, regulates the Internet, increases Read more […]

Virginia is Voting on Calling for a Convention of States

An Article V Convention of States may be the only way to stop Federal power grabs. (Editor’s Note: I think the question of calling for a convention of the states is controversial among conservatives. Bob Allen is a strong advocate of this process. We’d like to read what you think. Please leave us a comment.) Opposition continues, but it really does appear the Article V Convention of States movement is gaining steam. (Note: much of the opposition rooted in anonymous posters, and/or disingenuous Read more […]

The Man with the Pen and Phone “weighs in on deflate-a-bowl”

Are a pen and phone more important than the Constitution? I know many of you still recall the deflated New England Patriots footballs and how important that is to patriotism. When Barack Obama was asked if it was cheating, the president said, “If you break the rules then you break the rules.” Apparently our current Executive Branch and concurring Congress take this same mentality. Congress are the ones who write the check to underwrite executive policies. And what exactly are Read more […]