South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley releases further details on the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in the Federal Health Care Reform Act case. The Court has allotted five-and-a-half hours for oral arguments expected to be heard by this February or March, with a decision potentially by late June 2012.
Once American said things like, “Millions for defense but not one cent for tribute!” Once we said, “Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead!” And “I have not yet begun to fight!” Today the whine seems to be, “Where’s my share?” “How about me?” and “Don’t touch my entitlement. Cut someone else.” This isn’t what we inherited from our parents and it isn’t what we should leave for our children.
From the day the Constitution was signed to the day it was ratified this country rang with the impassioned speeches and stirring essays of the opponents and the proponents of our founding document. Today is the day and now is the time for the debate to once again stir the hearts of the nation, will we have a limited government, personal liberty and free enterprise or are we going to have something else?
After years of activist judges stretching our tortured Constitution from limiting the government to limiting the citizen it’s refreshing to see an American jurist proclaiming that the corruption of our fundamental charter is leading us towards the creation of an unlimited central government usurping the powers expressly reserved to the States and the people.
The South Dakota Family Policy Council’s 2010 voter guide is now available online and possibly coming to a church near you. The guide asked several questions of South Dakota state candidates and SD federal candidates. This article looks at the answers to 16 questions from South Dakota gubernatorial and legislative candidates.
As our socialist lords and masters in Washington D.C. become increasingly open about their true attitudes, the gulf between the American people and their “betters” has never been wider. A new poll finds just 9% of the serfs believe, as our rulers do, that the federal government should be able to do pretty much whatever it wants.
Voters in Missouri’s primary yesterday resoundingly smacked President Obama’s socialized health care initiative and made it clear they value freedom over bloated unconstitutional government handout programs. By a vote of 71% to 29% Missouri rejected ObamaCare. Between this and the lawsuit by the states which is moving forward, we are seeing a resurgence of freedom not felt in America for a long, long time. The socialists in Washington counted on America to be passive; they counted wrong.
Tennessee and five other states are moving to protect their citizens from having to contribute tax dollars at a state level to pay for abortions under the new unconstitutional federal government health care plan. The federal government is a creation of and servant to the states, yet like a Frankenstein’s Monster it has become a dangerous terror to those it was created to serve.
South Dakota and other states are joining Montana in a lawsuit against the federal government for intruding on their sovereignty in relation to firearms manufactured and sold within the respective states. South Dakota passed our Firearms Freedom Act into law just last month. The Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution only comes into play when regulating, well, as it says, commerce between the states. If guns and ammunition manufactured in a certain state are sold and kept within that state, they do not fall under federal authority.
About 14 states have already filed a lawsuit to stop the federal government’s unconstitutional government health care plan, but a new lawsuit with a fresh angle may soon come out of Utah. In that state, they already have a health insurance exchange that is lean and seems to be working for them…and they don’t want the federal government to come along and mess up what they’ve done.
At this sadly historic time when the United States Congress has chosen to completely turn its back on the United States Constitution and force unprecedented levels of socialism on the American people, we need to be looking ahead to what is coming. One vision of the future is very dark and unpleasant, with all the freedom and prosperity we have known being extinguished. The other isn’t full of pleasant things either, but does offer some hope.
Attorney Generals from Florida and South Carolina are joining the Virginia AG (and the Landmark Legal Foundation) in warning congress not to proceed with this unconstitutional plan to ram through this unconstitutional government health care bill. Most of the 50 states are already moving to protect their citizens from this unconstitutional bill, even as socialists in congress grit their teeth and prepare to ram it down America’s throat.
The Attorney General of Virginia is the latest state official to warn congress not to pull yet another fast one in their attempt to ram government health care down the throats of the American people. AG Kenneth Cuccinelli has sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, warning her there would be a constitutional challenge if she attempted to ram through government health care without a vote of the people’s representatives.
Idaho became the first state to fully pass a measure protecting its citizens from the unconstitutional government health care plan Democrats in congress are hell-bent on passing. Some 37 other states are also working on similar legislation. One has to wonder if the rogue socialists in Washington D.C. give a whit about what the American people think anymore.
The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Global Warming in Historical Perspective; Obama and NOAA may soon abolish recreational fishing; State’s Rights Can Live Again; Climate Confusion at the National Association of Evangelicals; Tea Party Danger: Mediocrity; Public Education: The Indoctrination Factory; Open wide: Dems plan to ram it down whole; and more!
A bill that declares “exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota” passed in the South Dakota House of Representatives today. SB 89 was approved by a 49-19 vote. The bill had already passed the state Senate on Feb. 18 with a 29-4 vote.
With the opening of the 2010 legislative session in South Dakota, South Dakota has become the latest to join the Firearms Freedom movement which reasserts state jurisdiction over firearms manufactured and sold within the state. A host of South Dakota legislators have already signed onto SB 89 as sponsors, including some liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans.
The Heritage Foundation has an analysis of how Obamacare would hit federalism and state’s rights hard. Congress’ plans would essentially make the states mere administrative arms of federal policy.
The Ohio Senate has passed a resolution to “claim sovereignty over certain powers pursuant to the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to notify Congress to limit and end certain mandates, and to insist that federal legislation contravening the Tenth Amendment be prohibited or repealed.”