This is one for my Big Brother category but as a reblog I can not assign it. It is nice to see some states begin to realize that their Constitutional responsibilities go far beyond being rubber stamps for unelected bureaucrats. Let’s pray this is a trend.
State nullification efforts chip away at the monster government
by MICHAEL BOLDIN | MARCH 31, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service gives subsidies when it wants. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Environmental Protection Agency redefine words on a whim in an effort to give themselves more power and more control over your life. “Legislating from the bench” has been superseded by this even more dangerous “lawmaking” by unelected, unaccountable federal agencies.
As Chapman law professor Ronald Rotunda noted recently, we “have come a long way towards governance by bureaucrats.” Some states, however, are taking positive steps in 2015 to thwart the effects of these unilateral — and wildly unconstitutional — acts.
The following is an overview of state legislation to thwart federal overreach that’s moving forward right now.
Federal gun control
Even though the ATF has, at least temporarily, backed down on a proposed M855…
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