Secession, Civil Disobedience, or Nullification

Secession, Civil Disobedience, or Nullification

WHICH CAN “RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC?” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2015, blogging at Order of the Ephors (Dec. 26, 2015) — On October 30, 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama stood on a platform in Carnahan Quadrangle at the University of Missouri. Speaking to a crowd of several thousand starry-eyed students and Democrat Party faithful, Obama said, “After […]

Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas

Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas

LEGISLATION WOULD TURN OFF WATER AND ELECTRIC TO SAN ANTONIO FACILITY by Mike Maharrey, OffNow Coalition, ©2015 (Mar. 17, 2015) — AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas legislator introduced a bill that would stop the independent Texas power grid from being used to power mass, warrantless surveillance by the NSA last week. Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) […]

Four and Counting: States Consider Bill to Turn Off Resources to the NSA pb

Four and Counting:  States Consider Bill to Turn Off Resources to the NSA pb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JAN. 20, 2015 by Michael Maharrey, OffNow Coalition (Jan. 20, 2015) — State efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session. Just two weeks into this year’s legislative season, and with many legislatures not even in session yet, legislators in four states have […]

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

“FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVERREACH” ON THE BALLOT by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Nov. 6, 2014) — Tuesday wasn’t just a big day at the ballot box for Republicans. It also featured significant victories for advocates of decentralized governance. The people of several states flexed their muscles at the ballot box, directing their states […]

Fifteen and Counting: Iowa to Consider Legislation Against NSA Spying

Fifteen and Counting: Iowa to Consider Legislation Against NSA Spying

“THE MOVEMENT HAS GAINED MOMENTUM” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 13, 2014) — The movement to thwart NSA spying at the state level continues to grow, with Iowa becoming the 15th state to consider legislation denying support to the spy agency. On Wednesday, Iowa state Senator Jake Chapman introduced the Fourth […]

Utah Bill Could Shut Off Water to NSA Data Center

Utah Bill Could Shut Off Water to NSA Data Center

“WE’RE NOT STOPPING UNTIL WE WIN” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 12, 2014) — Can Utah shut down the new NSA data center by turning off the water? A bill proposed by state Rep. Marc Roberts seeks to do just that. Based on model legislation drafted by a transpartisan coalition organized […]

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

A RENEWAL OF STATES’ RIGHTS? by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 3, 2014) — The campaign to stop federal violations of the Second Amendment at the state and local level got two big boosts late last week with the introduction of the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona and an important endorsement […]