Following the recent grand juryâ€™s announcement that more than 45 people have been charged with issuing fraudulent driversâ€™ licenses, Representative Sam Rohrer, prime sponsor of legislation to outlaw Real ID in Pennsylvania, issued the following statementDetails
Rick Malone, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia, said few prosecutors would oppose decriminalization but suspected few legislators would want to take on the issue.
You’re not going to get anyone to repeal the marijuana laws because they don’t want the political heat but if you got them in a back room and asked about their use in their youth, you might be surprised at the result,” Malone said.Details
â€œFor far too long elected officials and unelected bureaucrats at the federal level have passively forgotten or actively neglected the Tenth Amendment that guarantees rights not enumerated in the Constitution be left to the individual states,â€ said Rep. Emmer. â€œThe willful disregard of the Tenth Amendment in relation to a citizenâ€™s right to bear arms isnâ€™t the only constitutional infringement that we should be worried about, but it is one that has been singled out by the new administration.â€Details
â€œHCR 1028 will not have to go to the governorâ€”and with its passage today, it will go straight to President Obama and Congress. We are telling them loud and clear to end all federal mandates that are beyond the scope of powers specifically outlined in the Constitution,â€ said Brogdon, R-Owasso.Details
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America invokes the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that governments are formed to protect these rights and gain their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that when a government becomes abusive of these rights, it is the right â€” no, it is the duty â€” of the people to alter or abolish that government.Details
The New York State Assembly has asserted State Sovereignty by approving measure (A07732) to allow same-sex marriages.
The measure, from Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, passed by a margin of 89 to 52, including the backing of five Republicans. in the state’s lower house, where Democrats have a comfortable majority. A similar bill passed in the same assembly by an 85-61 vote in 2007.Details
On May 11, 2009, the Louisiana State Senate voted unanimously in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 (SCR2), which “Memorializes Congress to affirm Louisiana’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and to demand that the federal government halt its practices of assuming powers and imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States of America.”Details