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.
The mainstream media and the Left are unfairly blaming the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the February 14 Parkland, Florida shooting, and corporations are kowtowing to demands that they cut ties with the gun lobby group. Delta Airlines and United Airlines are two of those companies, both which just ended their NRA discount policies, and now Georgia Republicans are retaliating by pledging to kill the airline tax-cut bill.
President Trump called for bump fire stock regualtion and considers calling for confiscating firearms from the "dangerous."
Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a former student of Columbine High School during the 1999 mass shooting, has once again introduced legislation to remove limitations on concealed carry in K-12 schools.
Is simply handling out leaflets on the sidewalks in front of an abortion clinic comparable to the actions of the Taliban, or is it simply an exercise of free speech, specifically protected under the U.S. Constitution?
To paraphrase George Orwell, some parts of the Bill of Rights are apparently more equal than others, to the present Supreme Court, at least in the opinion of Justice Clarence Thomas.
Kitty Werthmann, a woman who escaped the tyranny of National Socialism and Communism in Austria, understands why we need to defeat the call for a Constitutional Convention.