A simple question each of us needs to learn. As Ken Ivory (UT-HD47) has stated, “I don’t have all the answers but I have a really good question, where’s the line?” We just came from a presentation by Mr. Ivory and he is creating a ground swell of excitement here in Utah that will be [...]
When you change your constitution you are altering your form of government.
The Congressional 10th Amendment Task Force today introduced a House Resolution, reaffirming Congress’ commitment to the principle of federalism and the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Pres. Harry Truman made the phrase, “the buck stops here” famous. Pres. Obama has embraced a similar stance with his often used “the buck stops with me” line. Every president between Truman and Obama have told the people the POTUS (President of the United States) is where the buck stops when it comes to many situations such as natural disasters, man created disasters, economic challenges, environmental concerns, and more.
Sen. Bob Bennett did not receive the delegate votes necessary to appear on the ballot.
Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC, and those citizens who are a part of the nearly 30,000 strong Downsize DC Army are gaining candidate support for the Downsize DC Agenda. The agenda is based on six of the 24 excellent campaigns thoughtfully developed and promoted by the organization.
Many wonder how it is we can have political factions seemingly different while obtaining the same results no matter which party is in office. It is fairly clear if we look at the nuance comments presented by leadership from the supposed conservative side of the aisle. It is a business of who has the biggest gang numbers according to RNC leadership.
Most school kids learn that the “separation of powers” refers to a “horizontal” balance of power between the three branches of government. This horizontal separation of powers ensures that each branch of the national government checks the other branches.
This should give everyone a very clear idea of what we are up against when it comes to educating people on the original meaning of the 10th Amendment. I had to read this ‘myth buster’ explanation from Pelosi’s website several times to really grasp the fact she either truly believes this or truly hopes we [...]
In light of the wave of extra-constitutional actions taken by both parties in Washington over the past few years (e.g. Bush years: individual stimulus checks, Medicare Part D, Bear Stearns pseudo bailout, Fannie/Freddie bailout, TARP; Obama years: Stimulus, Cap and Trade, unlimited Fannie/Freddie bailout, GM nationalization, Bank nationalizations, residential real estate nationalization, healthcare bill with [...]
An effort seen as fundamental to funding of public education was taken to the next level by Gov. Gary Herbert. Saturday he signed the legislation authorizing Utah to use eminent domain to seize federal lands. In an update the Wall Street Journal has written a solid article on the action which sets the pace for [...]
When our foundation was set in the United States there were expectations by the framers. Among those expectations was governing at the lowest level with each person holding responsibility for themselves. Following original meaning, the path toward securing freedom and daily rights for future generations (a goal written into the Constitution Preamble) led from the [...]
Obama’s administration has created a new game for states to play and today the Sweet ’16′ finalists were named. One of the saddest things I have seen in recent memory was an announcement of the 16 ‘finalists’ in the Obama Administration’s ‘Race to the Top’ competition for federal education dollars. Our country has sunk to [...]
Chuck Bateman is a friend of the 10th Amendment and our U.S. Constitution. He is stepping into the political fray as a candidate in Utah House District 5. Hearing him announce his candidacy last month in Logan moved me deeply. Knowing the sacrifices he and his wife and family are willingly making in time and [...]
It is a question all those supporting states’ rights initiatives need to ask themselves. Once answered affirmatively the struggle for educating others truly begins. It is easy to claim we support our sovereignty, to lend our voice to state resolutions, perhaps even support legislation with some teeth, yet how will we withstand the opponents who [...]
The Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition just released the following, great information from this morning’s committee hearing on SJR-6, the citizen’s drafted resolution before the Utah Legislature this year. ———————— GREAT NEWS! The Utah States’ Rights Resolution, SJR6, passed the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee this morning with a unanimous vote! It will go to the [...]
Update on 7 Utah Legislative actions impacting States’ Rights Here is a brief update on some of the legislative actions involving 10th Amendment issues. You can click on the bill name to find details on each bill. You can click on the status to see a running update on the status of each bill. Please [...]
(Thank you Douglas Farrell for the update. Also, Bryce Shonka has created a new tri-fold for talking points! Post to follow.) Feds Respond to Firearms Freedom Act Lawsuit January 21, 2010 Motion to Dismiss “Expected” MISSOULA – The United States has made its first response to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Missoula [...]
It seems everyone has been consumed with the Massachusetts race for the senate seat held by a Kennedy since 1952. During the assent of Senator-elect Scott Brown people from across the country contributed to his campaign with money and hours of phone bank work. In this modern world disenfranchised voters from across the country felt [...]
SJR-6; State Sovereignty and Tenth Amendment is set to be introduced by Sen. Howard Stephenson (R-SD11). This is one of several resolutions referencing states’ rights yet this is directly from the citizens. Sen. Stephenson worked with the Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition. Members of the coalition crafted the original draft of the resolution. According to [...]
A story today in USA Today begins, “Another congressional delegation went to the White House today to talk with President Obama about a health care bill — and another congressional delegation left without talking to reporters.” This is now the standard operating procedure for this administration’s efforts to force a form of health care insurance [...]
Carl Wimmer appeared on a report on Fox News today in conjunction with a poll that shows, clearly, many conservatives support states’ rights and want our state representatives to stand up to our duties under the Tenth Amendment. Not surprisingly, all the Democratic insiders polled by Fox think Rep. Wimmer, the Patrick Henry Caucus and [...]
There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the growing efforts in the State of Utah to stand with other states in declaring 10th Amendment rights. With at least two resolutions and several legislative efforts taking shape for the 2010 legislative session many feel a patriotic spirit as the principles of our Federalist Republic [...]
This is a call to action from the Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition in support of the Patrick Henry Caucus and the Utah States’ Rights Coalition. A special thanks to them for getting the petition drive started. Please visit often so we can send many completed petitions to the Patrick Henry Caucus by January 25th. [...]