As the implementation deadline looms large for a deeply controversial new tax regime adopted largely by congressional Democrats and the Obama administration, critics of the measure are mounting a constitutional challenge, saying the scheme is wildly unconstitutional and must be struck down. Opponents of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, have now brought on one of America’s top constitutional lawyers, Jim Bopp, to lead the fight. In his initial analysis, the heavyweight attorney concluded that the sprawling addition to the U.S. tax code violates multiple provisions of the Constitution and, as such, must come down.
In a move that critics have called bizarre, deranged, arrogant, and more, the White House released a photograph last week of Obama depicted as a monarch — complete with a crown and a hellish-looking throne. It was apparently supposed to be some sort of attempt at humor based on a sex- and murder-packed HBO show called Game of Thrones. However, other than members of the establishment press, few Americans seem to have thought the photo of King Obama was funny. The picture was especially troubling to critics considering Obama’s increasing reliance on unconstitutional “executive actions” to advance his anti-constitutional agenda.
The Missouri state legislature has voted to send a proposed amendment protecting gun rights to the ballot.
The state legislature of Vermont has approved a call for a constitutional convention. Mark Levin has been noticeably silent on this “success.”
Delegates to the Wisconsin state Republican Party annual convention rejected a proposal to support the power to nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) claims in an op-ed that the UN Arms Trade Treaty poses no threat to the right to keep and bear arms.
By a vote of 120-0, the Minnesota state House of Representatives approved a bill banning warrantless cellphone tracking.
The Job Corps wasted $5.1 million in taxpayer dollars on questionable debit and government purchase card expenditures, including purchases for personal gain, according to an inspector general's report.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the indefinite detention of Americans as authorized by the NDAA.