Once upon a time, the ideals behind the idea of locally-controlled state militias offered an important check against centralized executive power.Details
That states may not unilaterally secede from the Union, however, does not mean there is no route by which a state might secede peacefully, and even legally.Details
As It Stands by Dave Stancliff/For the Eureka Times-Standard
A landmark decision for all Californian’s quietly made history on August 20th in a Santa Cruz courtroom.
For the first time since 1996, when the Compassionate Use Act was passed, the federal authorities have been charged with violating the 10th Amendment for harassing medical marijuana patients and state authorities.
The case of Santa Cruz vs. Mukasey, was heard by U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel, who said the Bush Administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by Santa Cruz city and county officials, and the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM), wasn’t going to happen.
In a recent telephone interview with Alan Hopper, an ACLU counsel familiar with the case, I asked him what came next?Details
For many years, presidents have been assuming more and more power for themselves and for the federal government, but California has been taking the lead recently in the battle for States Rights against this growth Federal power.
Thomas Elias notes this trend in his recent Pasadena Star-News article, “California a key states’ rights battleground.”ÂDetails
John McCain is developing a bad case of selective respect.Â For the Constitution, that is.
Recently, he called upon the principle of States Rights in advocating drilling for oil off the coasts of California and Florida.
But, isn’t he violating this principle at the same time he’s invoking it?Details
The unconstitutional drug war rages on – and on, and on.Â Recently, Federal Agents raided a California small business and arrested three people for running a marijuana candy factory.
States rights have no bearing when thugs shut down businesses, destroy families, and throw people in jail.Details