In Texas, we’ve affectionately dubbed the state’s biennial legislative meeting the “Lege.” But by Lege’s end, one group wasn’t feeling the love. A highly contentious issue over, of all things, the U.S. Constitution was responsible.
In Texas, the campus carry bill passed the Senate and is now on Governor Abbott’s desk; he promised he would “sign any bill that expands gun rights on campus.”
The Obama administration is proposing regulations that could “censor online speech related to firearms” and subject violators to “severe” penalties, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warns.
Senator Sessions notes TPP creates a new transnational governance structure known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, similar to the sovereignty-destroying European Union, and Fast Track violates the required two-thirds vote in the Senate.
Giving the president “Fast Track” authority would be a dangerous abdication of congressional responsibility and open the door for unconstitutional trade agreements.
Here comes another secret ObamaTrade treaty with enormous ramifications for every American. Wikileaks has released 17 documents related to a mammoth trade agreement the Obama administration has been negotiating.
A bill sponsored by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) would require gun buyers to purchase liability insurance.
The county commission of Lane County, Oregon, voted to nullify a state law it believes infringes on the right of residents to keep and bear arms.
The USA Freedom Act, passed in the Senate yesterday by a 67-32 vote and quickly signed by the president, purports to “reform the authorities of the Federal Government” to (among other things) conduct electronic surveillance for “foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes.”
Much of the complaining about federal overreach in relation to new gun restrictions misses the main point: Neither Congress nor the executive branch has authority in this area.