Six states defy feds

Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures guaranteeing health care freedom, despite federal mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Massachusetts voters defied federal law and approved a measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. And in Washington and Colorado, they took it a step further, decriminalizing pot completely.

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For Some, It’s Just a Constitution of Convenience

The Tea Party holds up Rep. Allen West as one of its darlings.

But the Florida Republican consistently proves himself just as much an enemy of limited constitutional government as the Obama administration Tea Partiers so despise.

West clings to a Constitution of convenience.

West vocally supports detention provisions written into the National Defense Authorization Act. He supports Patriot Act spying. And now he’s signed on to an unconstitutional piece of legislation dubbed the STANDUP Act, which would create “minimum Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) standards for all young drivers to protect them on America’s highways and roads.”

“As the father of two teenage daughters, I am personally concerned with the dangers of young people on the road,” West said in a press release. “The STANDUP Act will do exactly that- ‘Stand Up’ for our children, by taking a bold approach to strengthening the laws on teens and driving. I encourage my colleagues across both sides of the Congressional aisle to support the STANDUP Act.”

West goes on to list all of the benefits of standardizing licensing requirements across the U.S.

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