While one can certainly sympathize with Sen. Tom Coburn and other "conservative" proponents of a constitutional convention who are sincerely concerned with any infringement on the rights of the states by the expanding federal government, what the nation needs now is not a new Constitution, or a multitude of amendments. Federal government officials simply need to follow our present Constitution.
Just in the last few weeks, the Obama administration has proposed or imposed over 1,200 new regulations on the American people that will add even more to the already crushing $2 trillion per year cost burden of the federal regulatory machine.
On Christmas Eve, December 24, the United Nations' global gun-grabbing effort, the Arms Trade Treaty, entered into force.
Judge David Tatel of the District of Columbia’s Circuit Court of Appeals rejected another attempt to force the EPA to regulate bullets and shotgun shells out of existence.
The NSA has been forced to admit it has violated Americans' personal privacy thousands of times — and even transgressed its own insanely loose rules — with warrantless surveillance, thanks to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. The NSA released a series of quarterly reports from 2001 through 2013 revealing many ongoing privacy violations against Americans on its website in a document dump just before the Christmas holiday.
In a bid to impose unconstitutional federal statutes and United Nations schemes on the people of a neighboring state, top officials in Oklahoma and Nebraska launched a federal lawsuit last week against Colorado. They argued in court that nullifying UN and U.S. government mandates purporting to require the criminalization of marijuana was unacceptable and should be quashed. The two conservative-leaning states, both of which have nullified or sought to nullify multiple unconstitutional federal usurpations of power, are asking the Supreme Court to declare the decision of Colorado voters “unconstitutional.”
“We’ve got a lot of constitutionalists and a lot of people that stockpile weapons.” So said a Washington state sheriff's deputy, explaining why his department needed military-grade equipment.
A Census Bureau report released in the past week indicated that 65 percent of American children lived in households receiving aid from one or more federal programs, as of the fall of 2011. However, an earlier census report released in September showed that the poverty rate for children under 18 declined last year for the first time since 2000.