Tag Archives: Second Amendment

Guns against government?

Do people have a right to resist officers with arms? Of course not, so it is surprising to see frequent claims to the contrary. If there ever was a question, it was settled by the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791 when … Continue reading

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Running against Washington

Join with us to defeat the Washington machine & unleash the American dream.–Sen. Rand Paul Most Americans’ foreign policy judgments are sound and realistic; it’s Washington that tends toward extremism in one direction or another.–Rep. Justin Amash 5-19-15 We stand … Continue reading

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Tom Reed for Governor?

I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to reverse his ill-conceived fracking ban that infringes on constitutionally protected property rights. If the Obama administration and even California Gov. Jerry Brown can side with farmers and landowners, now is the time to … Continue reading

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Martha Robertson Opposes the SAFE Act

Martha Robertson opposes the NYS SAFE Act. After listening to more than 10 hours of public opinion at two Tompkins County Legislature Meeting and two Public Safety Committee Meetings, she voted AGAINST a Resolution that supported the Act. In an article published … Continue reading

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Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states? Probably.

Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states? Probably, but only when the Supreme Court says it does. Before 1920, mostly it didn’t. It all depends on the Fourteenth Amendment which reads in part: “… nor shall any state deprive any … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment

Let it be, let it be Let it be, let it be Whisper words of wisdom, let it be Paul McCartney, John Lennon. Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC   Should the NYS or the Federal Constitution be amended? The idea has merit … Continue reading

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Are Republicans their own worst enemies?

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a libertarian, is one of the most conservative members of the House. Nevertheless, Rep. Amash has been criticized for being a supporter of illegal immigration, a charge he denies. The source of the criticism is Americans … Continue reading

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