As the date for en masse deployment of domestic drones draws near, significant constitutional questions on their use remain.
On March 28, Montana Governor Steve Bullock vetoed a nullification bill protecting the Second Amendment rights of Montanans from infringement by the federal government.
As lawmakers face overwhelming pressure from constituents to uphold the Second Amendment and beat back what even some Democrats have called the “extreme” Obama administration-led assault on gun rights, the White House and its allies are pushing hard to shore up dwindling support. Despite the firm backing of radical groups like the Brady Campaign as well as billionaire anti-freedom zealot and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, however, lawmakers are largely still standing firm against the vicious assault on citizens’ rights.
Responding to a tsunami of outrage across the political spectrum over the Obama administration’s lawless power grabs, a coalition of liberty-minded Republicans introduced a bill in Congress last week that would specifically prohibit the executive branch from using military strikes on U.S. soil to murder American citizens. The lawmakers behind the effort said it was aimed at protecting the Constitution and the unalienable rights of Americans.
The three-page legislation (H.R. 1269), dubbed the “Life, Liberty, and Justice for All Americans Act,” has already attracted broad support among activists opposed to the federal government’s wild claims — especially the notion that the president can unilaterally decide to extra-judicially execute or indefinitely detain anyone in the world without due process, trial, or even formal charges.
Over the next couple of months the Supreme Court will decide whether or not the federal government has the authority to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.