With its decision in Nordyke v. King last week, in which the recent Supreme Court Heller decision was applied to state law, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took another step down the long road of â€œincorporatingâ€ the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendmentâ€™s Due Process Clause. In doing so, it continued down the path toward completely inverting the model of government to which The People agreed when they ratified the Constitution.Details
by Anthony Gregory, LewRockwell.com
The following is based on a talk given at the Free State Projectâ€™s Liberty Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Friday, March 6, 2009.
The Tenth Amendment says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This effectively means that if the Constitution does not grant the power to the federal government over something, then it is for the states and people to decide. Some people here would say this is the most important amendment. If the federal government obeyed it, the entire drug war as we know it would be impossible.Details
by Ellemay, Reaching Sunward
- I believe that no one â€” including the President â€” is above the law.
- I oppose all forms of torture, and I support both closing the GuantÃ¡namo Bay prison and ending indefinite detention.
- I oppose warrantless spying.
- I believe that government officials, no matter how high-ranking, should be held accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution.
- I believe that the Constitution protects every personâ€™s rights equally â€” no matter what they believe, how they live, where or if they worship, and whom they love.
- I reject the notion that we have to tolerate violations of our most fundamental rights in the name of fighting terrorism.
- I am deeply committed to the Constitution and expect our countryâ€™s leaders to share and act on that commitment â€” every day, without fail.
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Take a refreshing look at the Constitution here.Details
Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, is petitioning Congress to STOP abusing the Bill of Rights.Â Here’s the text: Petition to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Congressman Conyers, Chairman Whereas, the basis for the laws of this great Republic is the Constitution, adopted September 17th, 1789; and, Whereas, that Constitution…Details
September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that appears to be nearly forgotten in America.Details
State resistance to REAL ID is growing. The Associated Press reports from New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Legislature took a baby step Tuesday toward rejecting what they say amounts to the creation of a national ID card. The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously to recommend barring the state from complying with the federal REAL ID…Details
As usual, our liberty is under attack by the federal government. An appeals court has just upheld a ruling that prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay are not entitled to habeas corpus, and thus, cannot challenge their detention in court. So, once again, the federal government, through its court system, has overstepped the restrictions of the…Details
AOL News Reports: Despite a veto threat from President Bush, the House is approving another key measure the Democrats want. It’s a bill that would force the government to negotiate with drug companies to get lower prices for Medicare patients. Supporters say the government has more muscle than private insurance plans. And many Democrats complain…Details
The New York Times Reports: The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to broaden federal support for embryonic stem cell research, stepping up a confrontation with President Bush over a thorny scientific and ethical issue that Democrats hope to capitalize on in the next election. The vote, 253 to 174, was not enough to overturn a likely…Details