Recently two important and very different pieces of state legislation were introduced, one in Arizona and the other in Delaware, both concerning the constitutional authority of county sheriffs. The first, HB 2434, was passed by Arizona lawmakers in an attempt to affirm the county sheriffs' authority as sovereign, requiring federal law enforcement officers to notify a sheriff of any action to be carried out in his county.
Several Internet news sources are reporting that President Obama has sold the right to count the votes in the November 2012 election to a Spanish tabulation company (Scytl) with ties to George Soros.
At a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida, on April 10, Tea Party favorite Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) informed the audience that there are Communists in Congress. In response to the question “What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists, Internationalists, or Socialists?”
On Friday, April 13, apparent Republican front-runner Mitt Romney will address the national convention of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in St. Louis where a nervous audience will seek “reassurance” on his stand on the Second Amendment. Said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam, “I think what the members are looking for is reassurance. I think they are looking for a statement of support for the Second Amendment from Gov. Romney and we are confident that is what we will get.” Words of such support from Romney may be enough to persuade doubters to vote from him if he gets the Republican Party’s nomination.
After inexplicably allowing it to languish on his desk for over a month, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has finally joined the fight against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by agreeing to sign the bill prohibiting Virginia’s military or law enforcement from assisting in the detention of American citizens.
Vice President Joe Biden Thursday repeated one of the controversial statements he made in the 2008 campaign. Speaking in Exeter, New Hampshire, Biden said it is patriotic for rich people to pay more in taxes than they do now, and the wealthy know it.
This bill would require parental notification for minors crossing state lines to obtain abortions.
A coalition of Tea Party groups has decided that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is making it too difficult for start-up Tea Party groups to qualify for tax exempt status and so is creating one to fight back. The group is complaining about IRS requests for thousands of pages of documentation required to obtain or to keep their exempt status under Section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code. Eric Wilson, director of Kentucky’s 9/12 Project accused the IRS of “targeting local Tea Party, liberty groups and ordinary citizens” with an 88-question IRS questionnaire and demands that it be completed and returned within two weeks.
On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling permitting the United Kingdom to extradite to the United States six men suspected by the U.S. of committing acts of terrorism.
When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Chairman of the House Budget Committee, summarized his tax and spend plan, he used standard Republican rhetoric in explaining it.