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A Progressive Perverts the Commerce Clause; but O’Reilly Gets it Right!

A Progressive Perverts the Commerce Clause; but O’Reilly Gets it Right!

Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) made our Framers proud when, on March 26, 2012, he correctly explained [probably for the first time ever on TV] the genuine meaning of the interstate commerce clause. O’Reilly’s guest was Big Government Progressive Caroline Fredrickson, Esq., of the inaptly named “American Constitution Society”. In trying to defend Obamacare, she said that our Framers intended to grant to Congress extensive powers over the “national economy”–even though founding documents clearly contradict her.

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Model Nullification Resolutions for State Legislatures

Model Nullification Resolutions for State Legislatures

A proposed resolution for use by the various states to bring an end to federal usurpation of the U.S. Constitution and reassert their own God-given and Constitution-backed powers under Article 1 Section 8 and the Tenth Amendment. The states have become little more than butlers and maids for the federal government, handling the menial tasks the Washington elites consider beneath their important attention. For the sake of federalism, for the sake of liberty, it’s time the states took back the authority that is rightfully theirs and forced the federal government to abide by the Constitution.

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Why We Must Maintain the Electoral College System

Why We Must Maintain the Electoral College System

There is a move afoot in this country to get rid of the electoral college system our founders set up for presidential elections. The move to replace the electoral college with the National Popular Vote is moving across America, having been adopted in a number of states already. The electoral college not only protects smaller states from losing their voice to the bigger ones, it helps maintain the principle of federalism.

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SCOTUS to Hear 26-State Challenge to ObamaCare

SCOTUS to Hear 26-State Challenge to ObamaCare

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley releases further detail on U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in the Federal Healthcare Reform Act case. Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments against ObamaCare. On Monday, March 5, Jackley will speak at a press event in Washington D.C. to address he States’ position in the Federal Health Care Legislation that Congress exceeded its enumerated powers and violated basic principles of federalism by coercing states into expanding Medicaid.

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National Popular Vote: Goodbye, Sweet America

National Popular Vote: Goodbye, Sweet America

Our Constitution is under constant attack. One of the most pernicious attacks is being waged by those who seek to override the constitutional provisions under which The States, as political entities, elect the President; and to replace it with a national popular vote (NPV) under which inhabitants of major metropolitan areas will choose the President.

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ALERT: Health Care Compact Bill Hearing Tomorrow

ALERT: Health Care Compact Bill Hearing Tomorrow

The South Dakota Health Care Compact bill is to be in the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday. Put simply, a health care compact is, as the Health Care Compact website states “an interstate compact – which is simply an agreement between two or more states that is consented to by Congress – that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to the member states (except for military health care, which will remain federal), and provides the funds to the states to fulfill that responsibility.”

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South Dakota Legislative Update, Feb. 2, 2012

South Dakota Legislative Update, Feb. 2, 2012

A new bill introduced to the South Dakota House of Representatives deals with our nation’s energy needs and state’s rights.  HCR 1005 is titled: Urging Congress to clearly delegate responsibility for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing to the states. Several of the bills American Clarion is watching have activity scheduled for the next few days, including pregnancy centers, Second Amendment rights, Shariah law, health care and ObamaCare. Get caught up, and let your elected representatives know how they can best represent you.

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