Drones: Privacy Protection

At this stage in the ‘drone game,’ the feds are working hard behind the scenes to get states to operate the drones for them. In fact, the primary engine behind the expansion of drone surveillance being carried out by states and local communities is the Federal government itself. Department of Homeland Security issues large grants…

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State Marijuana Laws

Constitutionally, the federal government doesn’t have the authority to ban the production and sale of a plant. (learn more here)  States resisting federal “laws” banning marijuana (cannabis is the correct term, rather than the popular one), are affirming the proper view of Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution – the commerce clause.…

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Nullify Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) relies heavily on state-level participation and material support to function. From operation of exchanges and the expansion of medicaid to enforcement by state insurance commissioners, major pillars of the federal act need positive state action to function well. By utilizing the legal doctrine of anti-commandeering (a refusal to cooperate), states…

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NDAA: Indefinite Detention

The federal government, under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), claims the power to arrest and detain people within the US and deny them access to courts, attorneys and more.  In short, this is little more than government-sanctioned kidnapping. The Liberty Preservation Act – and…

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NSA Spying: 4th Amendment Protection

NSA and other federal agencies rely on material support, cooperation and resources from state and local governments to carry out their mass surveillance programs. By utilizing the legal doctrine of anti-commandeering (a refusal to cooperate), states can have a serious impact on the ability to carry out such surveillance or put it into practical effect.…

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