On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Roger K. Vinson of the Northern District of Florida ruled that the ObamaCare scheme is unconstitutional. In a departure from a similar ruling in a complaint filed in a Virginia federal court, Judge Vinson, a Reagan appointee, declined to sever the individual mandate from the rest of the legislation’s provision, opting instead to declare that the entirety of the law violates the Constitution.
As of January 30, at least one dozen states had introduced bills to nullify the entire ObamaCare law. The twelve states with their corresponding bill numbers are: Texas (HB297), Montana (SB161), New Hampshire (HB26), South Dakota (HB1165), North Dakota (SB2309), Wyoming (HB0035), Oregon (SB498), Indiana (SB505), Maine (LD58), Nebraska (LB515), Oklahoma (HB1276), and Idaho (HB59).
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
— U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3
Two Arizona lawmakers have begun the battle against birthright citizenship.
State Rep. Joe Kavanaugh (left) and Sen. Ron Gould, Republicans who supported Arizona’s law that permits police to question persons about their immigration status in the course of an otherwise lawful contact, have introduced four bills in the state legislature that dney birthright citizenship to the children of illegal aliens.
At first the question sounds like the start of a really bad riddle: When will the government refuse to take your cash? Under normal circumstances, it is hard to even imagine this question ever actually being raised — especially in California, where it appears that almost every level of government is desperate for greenbacks.