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SCOTUS Preview: Obamacare’s Subsidies at Risk, Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld

Back in July, I had reported on Halbig v. Burwell — a case at the DC Circuit Court that challenged the use of Obamacare’s subsidies outside of State-based healthcare exchanges. Now, the Supreme Court has decided they’re going to take on the case. At the end of the day, if the Supremes decide that only State-based […]

TN County Official Stands By Controversial Image…

“I’m prejudiced against anyone who’s trying to tear down this country, Muslims, Mexicans, anybody”… “If you come into this country illegally or harm us or take away benefits, I’m against it”…

Tullahoma, TN Gets 1Gbps Internet Access…

The Battle of Athens (August 2, 1946)

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (United States Constitution, Second Amendment) Have you ever wanted to better understand what it means to be a well-armed citizenry? What happened in the great State of Tennessee on […]

States’ Rights Update: Health Care, 2nd Amendment, Immigration

Lots of activity has been happening at the State level since the re-launch of The Right Side of concerning push-backs on health care, the Second Amendment, and illegal immigration (most updates via the blog): Firearms Freedom Act Eight and Counting: Parnell Signs Alaska Firearms Freedom Act Full legislative tracking page here Healthcare Oklahoma […]

States’ Rights Update: AZ on Nationalized Healthcare; TN, LA on 10th

I wanted to take a moment to once again publicly thank Michael Boldin at for the great work he’s been putting forth in helping all of us keep up to date on State-based initiatives occurring across America. While I have been focusing predominantly on the 1st, 2nd, and 10th Amendment initiatives at the State […]

States’ Rights Update: TX, TN, AZ, NY on 10th; TN Gov Calls Firearm Supporters “Fringe;” MA on Term Limits provides the following 10th Amendment resolution updates; full text of bills can be found at each referenced link. At the end of May, the Texas State House kept HCR50 alive by a solid majority: After being nearly derailed on a technicality earlier this month, Texas House Concurrent Resolution 50 (HCR50) was brought back for […]

KY Prefiles 10th for 2010; Pastor Invites Guns to Church; Napolitano, Gutzman on TN Firearms Bill

The reports: On 06/02/09, Kentucky State Representative Stan Lee prefiled House Concurrent Resolution 10 (HCR10) for the 2010 legislative session. The purpose of the resolution is to claim “sovereignty over powers not granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution; serve notice to the federal government to cease mandates beyond its authority; […]

TN Passes Firearms Act; WI and Feds on National Guard; Tiananmen 20th

First, Montana fired a proverbial shot across the bow of the federal government in challenging Second Amendment regulations. Then, Utah followed suit with their own State-based law. Not to be out-done, entities who opposed these measures fired back with a promise to follow up in Court, where Nordyke v. King‘s precedent currently reigns supreme. And […]

States’ Rights Update: OK Declares Sovereignty!; LA, OH, SC, TN; In the Media

Oklahoma Just in from The Oklahoma State Senate has passed Charles Key’s House Concurrent Resolution 1028 (HCR1028) today. Introduced on April 29, 2009, HCR1028 is “A Concurrent Resolution claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers; serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist […]

States Formally Declare: Don’t Tread On Us!

With Matt Drudge having drawn red-highlight attention to Oklahoma’s State House having passed their chamber’s version of a Tenth Amendment resolution (a feat big enough of a deal to warrant Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s inviting State Senator Charles Key to his Saturday night FoxNews show) and the Politico similarly mentioning a brief overview of these bills […]

States’ Rights Update: Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee; Montana Commentary; Abolish State Government?

Ohio TheOhioRepublic blog is reporting: Senators Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Timothy Grendell (R-Chesterland) will introduce a State sovereignty resolution Wednesday. While modeled on Oklahoma’s, it contains language that has never appeared in another State. One of the most interesting paragraphs effectively addresses the media assertion that the resolution is “secessionist”: “… We believe in the […]

TN State Rep Introduces State Sovereignty Resolution

According to Dr. Taitz, Tennessee State Rep. Susan Lynn introduced HJR1008 (status page). As a correction to Dr. Taitz’ posting, it wasn’t “passed,” but rather “introduced:” Urges Congress to recognize Tennessee’s sovereignty under the tenth amendment to the Constitution. Further, commenter “Sasquatch in TN” reports the following: Phil, I’d like to point out another bill introduced […]

WND: More TN Lawmakers Sign Up for Eligibility Lawsuit

In a previous post, we found out that Tennessee Rep. Eric Swafford (R) signed a consent form that he’d be party to a lawsuit over demanding to see the President’s vital documentation to confirm his eligibility for the presidency. Yesterday, WorldNetDaily followed up on this development by reporting that three more TN State Reps have similarly […]

TN Representative Agrees to be Plaintiff on Eligibility, Proposes Sovereignty Bill

According to Dr. Taitz’ site, Tennessee Rep. Eric Swafford (R) has agreed to be a Plaintiff in a legal action demanding that the President proves his eligibility. It is also being reported that yesterday Mr. Swafford introduced a State sovereignty bill in the Tennessee legislature. A current listing of eligibility lawsuits can be found here. […]