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Arizona Could Soon Be First State to Check Presidential Eligibility

A year ago this month (and followed up shortly thereafter), Arizona State Representative Judy Burges introduced legislation that essentially would enforce eligibility requirements for presidential candidates to get on that State’s ballot. Then, yesterday, she and approximately 25 other co-sponsors reintroduced the bill. According to WND’s interview with her, the following would indicate the bill’s […]

The Second Amendment: Montana Gun Law Sparks First Shot Against Feds

I had originally reported back in April — here and here — that Montana Governor Bill Schweitzer, a Democrat, had signed into law a bill that would do the following: AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM FEDERAL REGULATION UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES A FIREARM, A FIREARM ACCESSORY, OR AMMUNITION MANUFACTURED […]

States’ Rights Update: Second Amendment: Montana May Soon Go to Court; Texas Bill in Committee

Montana The Kansas City Star is reporting that the State could be setting itself up for a court battle after Governor Bill Schweitzer, a Democrat, signed HB246 into law: Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control – and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard […]

States’ Rights: Montana Sovereignty Resolution Dies; Governor Signs 2nd Amendment Bill

The last couple of weeks have proven lively for the great State of Montana. On the one hand, HR3 effectively died in the State House: A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA ARTICULATING THE RIGHTS OF THE STATE OF MONTANA AND OF THE SEVERAL STATES OF THE UNITED STATES. Action […]

States’ Rights Update: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana

Alaska Via TenthAmendmentCenter.com: On April 6, 2009, the Alaska House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Joint Resolution 27 [HJR27] [status page] which “claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the […]

MT State Rep Joins Other States in Introducing Bill Allowing State Transactions Based on Electronic Commodity Currency

As a follow up to a recent posting on State-based monetary initiatives, Montana State Rep. Bob Wagner introduced HB639 (status page): A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT ALLOWING THE STATE OF MONTANA AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO CONDUCT VARIOUS FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS IN GOLD, GOLD AND SILVER COIN, ELECTRONIC GOLD CURRENCY, OR LEGAL TENDER OF THE […]

MT Candidate Eligibility Bill Tabled

Per Ballot-Access.org: On February 19, the Montana Senate Administration Committee table SB 474, which would have required all presidential candidates to submit a copy of a birth certificate, in order to be on either the primary or general election ballot, or even to qualify as a declared write-in candidate. The bill was by Senator Aubyn […]

Tenth Amendment: More State-Specific Sites, Commentary and Media Coverage

From the top: Pennsylvania State Rep. Sam Rohrer does an excellent job of explaining some of the reasoning behind why several States are pushing for Tenth Amendment resolutions. Taking a trip around the blogosphere, here are more links to sites that are helping to push the States’ rights movement forward: MRStep.com is aggregating a number […]

MT State Rep Introduces Bill to Exempt Firearms from Federal Regulation (2nd and 10th Amendments)

Here is a completely different take on States’ rights, brought about by Montana State Rep. Boniek (HB 246). A current listing of State-based initiatives can be found here. Update: Here’s an update from BozemanDailyChronicle.com via the StatesRightsReview blog. 2009 Montana Legislature Additional Bill Links     PDF (with line numbers) HOUSE BILL NO. 246 INTRODUCED BY J. BONIEK  A […]