On January 16, 1995, the Utah legislature became the first in the nation to pass a Resolution of Participation in the Conference of the States proposed by Utah Governor Mike Leavitt. Representative J. Reese Hunter, a fifth-term Republican, voted for the resolution, but is now urging lawmakers in other states to oppose it. Dr. Hunter was interviewed for The New American by Robert W. Lee.
Utah Governor Mike Leavitt is subtly calling for a constitutional convention by using the deceptive moniker "Conference of the States."
Once again, the federal government is assuming unconstitutional authority over the citizens of Arizona involving an issue of purely state interest.
In an essay published by Cato, Roger Pilon questions Congress's commitment to constitutional limits on its power.
A Mennonite couple in Iowa may be forced to choose between financial penalties or disregarding their own principles after the Iowa Civil Rights Commission filed suit against them for refusing to host a same-sex wedding. Dick and Betty Odgaard, who operate The Gortz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, has filed a counter-lawsuit against the state’s Civil Rights Commission in the hopes that they may be able to maintain their own convictions without penalty.
Citizens across the country are fighting seemingly erroneous rules regarding their American flag displays, and some are refusing to give up.