A group of Republican senators are trying to grant the president immense authority to warrantlessly seize and exchange private data of American citizens with foreign governments.
The state legislature of Wyoming has passed an act eliminating tax on the use of gold and silver. The bill became law without the signature of the governor.
The National Rifle Association has sued the state of Florida for enacting a law that violates the rights of law-abiding citizens.
President Trump has stated that he was in favor of allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty for convicted drug dealers — an unconstitutional exercise if done federally.
In announcing his legal crackdown against the rogue state government running California, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew widespread applause — but he also made a huge legal and historical blunder on the topic of nullification. So significant is the falsehood pushed by Sessions that, if the erroneous belief were to become more widely held, it could threaten the very foundation of America's federalist system of constitutional government. Fortunately for liberty and the Tenth Amendment, though, both liberals and conservatives are increasingly recognizing that nullification is as American as apple pie — and using the important constitutional tool to rein in a bloated federal government that countless Americans from across the political spectrum say is “out of control.”
An assortment of new restrictions on the Second Amendment in Florida also launched an attack on the Fourth Amendment, as well.
President Trump’s decision to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has been accurately hailed as a “promise kept.” But is it also an example of a political system broken and a Constitution violated?
In its haste to “do something … anything” in response to the Parkland, Florida, high-school shooting, Florida Republicans gave up any pretense of supporting the Bill of Rights.
VIDEO - In this video, The New American's Alex Newman highlights efforts by Idaho lawmakers to nullify an unconstitutional provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The provision in question, which purports to authorize the indefinite detainment of Americans by the U.S. military without due process or even criminal charges, has become a lightning rod for criticism by people across the political spectrum. A decent number of red, blue, and purple states have already used nullification to prohibit involvement by their state and local officials in such abuses. But Idaho's bill, dubbed the Restoring Constitutional Governance Act, takes it a step further. Among other tools, it provides criminal penalties against anyone involved in trampling on the rights of Americans under NDAA. Alex also explains why nullification is such an important tool in the battle to rein in unconstitutional abuses by the federal government.
The Supreme Court is expected to soon address the issue of civil asset forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on excessive fines.
The Idaho state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill nullifying the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.