Tag Archives: States’ rights

Rep. Reed Admits His “Property Rights Act” is Unconstitutional!

Rep. Tom Reed’s Big Flats Town Hall Meeting was promoted to be a discussion on his proposed “Defense of Property Rights Act”, as well as other topics.  Rep. Reed started explaining it right after the pledge to the flag, There … Continue reading

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Safe Act, Fracking Ban, and now Common Core

Remember the SAFE Act? In one context it can be seen as the controversial New York State law that unified many Upstaters to protect their rights to own a firearm. Many angry New Yorkers were convinced that the State Government overstepped … Continue reading

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Are we a nation or a confederation?

Advocates of State’s Rights and small government urge that as much as possible be left to the States.  A popular slogan is “Big government needs to get out of the way, give Americans chance to rise.” However, proponents of small … Continue reading

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Reed: Congress May Override State Fracking Ban

This article was written by Nick Reisman and originally posted on the State of Politics blog, on the  Time Warner Cable News Website. GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Friday raised the possibility of the federal government exploring ways of superseding … Continue reading

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The Constitution

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. — Lincoln (Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856) Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI) cited Lincoln in support of the proposed STOP … Continue reading

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Are States of the Union states?

The idea that States of the Union are independent states goes back to colonial times when each colony had a royal governor. When the Union was formed, the states were protective of their prerogatives which gave rise to the idea … Continue reading

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