Federalism – who knew before the election Trump was a fan???

by Skip February 27, 2017

“…the main emphasis of NH Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien, that his main role was to devolve power from Concord and send it back to the citizens and next level down of government and to individual citizens:” Now, President Trump is sympatico with Bill?  Liberal heads are exploding (and then immediately self-composting) as Trump said […]

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CloseUP – Jeanne Shaheen and WMUR’s crappy transcript

by Skip April 3, 2016

Yup, another Sunday, another CloseUP and this week, Josh McElven had US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (or better described as the Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire) and perhaps Candidate-To-Be Rich Ashooh for US Congress in CD-1 (he formally announces tomorrow).  She said a couple of things that caught my ear so I figured, per normal, […]

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Could We Try Running The Place Like a Federal Republic?

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2016
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Here’s and idea. How about we try running this country like a Federal Republic? That would solve some problems. That’s the focus as we talk Federalism, Ruling class disdain for voters, the fusion that is Conservatarianism, with a quick shout out for the next Defending Freedom Tour BBQ, and why Scott Brown should not be […]

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Who Gets Us Closer to Being a Constitutional Republic Again?

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2016
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As Conservatives, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, and Conservatarians, the Republican nominee must be the person most likely to work the hardest at getting the Federal government out of our way. Someone who will try to return power and property back to the states and the people. Someone committed to turning the train around to point it back […]

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February 20th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2016
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This week we discuss government intrusions versus free market solutions, problems with the Trump populism and Trump populists, the best reason to vote for Ted Cruz (and why no one else still in the race should matter), Apple’s privacy stand, and more.  

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Gun Bans, Vote Buying, Shutdowns, Federalism, And Other Assorted Minutia

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2016
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A gun ban bill gets shot down, marijuana legalization goes up in smoke, no such thing as a government shutdown, Federalism to the rescue, the BLM (Bad Land Management), and other minutia. 2016-02-13 S2a  (Full podcast here)

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Rick Perry’s Parting Words On Conservatism, Federalism, And Listening To The Grassroots

by Mike September 12, 2015

Rick Perry’s parting words to conservatives and a warning that the party should listen to its conservative grassroots, as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign at the Eagle Forum in St Louis, MO, yesterday – an excerpt from KTVI Fox 2:

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Read the First Amendment much, Democrats?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Freedom of Speech, Right of conscious – two pillars of American Exceptionalism that ideas matter and that the Federal Government was PROHIBITED from restricting individuals from their God given and natural law rights.  Yet, it looks like the Democrats in California have both forgotten that little aspect and are all too willing to trample it […]

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Concord Monitor bias in abortion reporting? No mention of the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH Jeanne Shaheen?

by Skip January 1, 2015

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Thom­as Ken, 1674)     You betcha – the Concord Monitor (aka “Pravda on the Merrimack” for its support of just about all things Leftist and little on the Right) ran a […]

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Practical Federalism – Arizona Pleads The Tenth!

by Mike November 8, 2014

The Tenth Amendment, that is – see the results of practical efforts to push back the Federal Government’s overreach. Listen to founder and Executive Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, Michael Boldin, on GrokTALK! today, as we discuss the efforts of the TAC to preserve your constitutional freedoms, as well as the impact of this […]

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Defund the Federal Highway Fund and return the responsibility (and costs) back to the States.

by Skip July 13, 2014

From Weekend Pundit: David Starr comments on the Federal Highway Trust Fund, its original purpose, and how it is now being used for anything but maintaining our highways. He also has some suggestions about dealing with it now that the money is running dry. Better, would be to shut down the Highway Trust Fund altogether.  Lay […]

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The Failure of Veteran Senate Republicans

by Tom March 4, 2014

I’m wondering why some of our veteran Senate Republicans are jumping on the easy track to fixing the so-called Medicaid expansion “problem”. Republicans are supposed to lean toward market based, economic oriented solutions and away from entitlement-based fixes, which ultimately our grandchildren, not us, nor the aging Republican Senators (who feel the need to “do something“), will pay for. […]

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You Handed them the Hammer, And Now You Complain That They’re Hitting You With It?

by Scott Morales October 3, 2013
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If you’re upset that a service or function that you depend on is not available because of the shutdown, then do the right thing: work to privatize it, or move it local and free yourself from the whims of temporary, remote politicians. Why on earth would you subject the delivery of an essential need to […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Four – Chasing Squirrels: Poland, Debt Crisis, Cloward Piven, Federalism and More…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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In the final Segment Skip, Mike, Ed and Steve set the squirrels loose in an open format discussion that touches on Poland’s debt crisis and their decision to confiscate pensions so they can buy more debt; how the US is likley to play a similar hand to deal with its likely fiscal collapse; Cloward Piven; […]

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Defining Victory on Marriage

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2013

Here is a brief summation of the real impact of the Supreme Courts decision on DOMA..so far. 50        The number of states whose marriage laws remain the same after the Court’s marriage decisions. 38        The number of states with laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That includes […]

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What if we DIDN’T have the genius of Federalism? Magpul is an object lesson

by Skip February 18, 2013

Grokster Steve just put this post up concerning Colorado based Magpul, one of the premier gun magazine manufacturers in the country (along with lots of other accessories – and yes, I have a few of their mags).  Right at the end is this announcement from the CEO, warning Colorado legislators they are not bluffing (emphasis […]

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State marijuana legalization votes: Good for the U.S. Constitution!

by Tim Condon December 8, 2012

Who’d a thunk it? The recent marijuana legalization victories in Washington state and Colorado are outstandingly good news for the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because they underline the facts that James Madison stated in 1788: “”The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined […]

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Skip Murphy, the Free State Project, and President Obama. Well damn….

by Tim Condon April 4, 2012

Skip Murphy just asked me this: “Well, it seems that Obama is coming out swinging against the Supremes. Blogosphere is all atwitter about it. Mr. Lawyer, Tim – what’s your take on his baiting the Supremes to declare it unconsitutional?” Dammit. I foolishly rose to the bait. Here’s what I said in response:

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