Tag Archives: Tenth Amendment

Christianists Turn On Rick Perry

Ever since Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared that gay marriage was a matter of states’ rights, Christianists from Tony Perkins to Porno Pete have issued condemnations of the likely GOP presidential candidate’s position. Today the strongest words yet come from World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah. I admit it. I’ve been intrigued with Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a potential ...

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Perry: Marriage Is A States Rights Issue

Yesterday Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that he considered same-sex marriage to be a states’ right issue and that he has no problem with New York’s move to legalize it. Perry, who has been weighing a presidential run, said he opposes gay marriage — but that he’s also a firm believer of the 10th Amendment. “Our friends in New York ...

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TENTHER: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Says Child Labor Laws Are Unconstitutional

Newly elected GOP Sen. Mike Lee (UT) says that federal child labor laws are unconstitutional because as per the Tenth Amendment, only laws expressly laid out in the Constitution are legal. Lee is part of the new class of “states rights” Congress members intent on overturning all federal legislation not mentioned in the Constitution.

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Teabaggers Mum On DOMA Ruling

Although the Christianist right has been screaming blue bloody murder, we haven’t heard much from the teabaggers about last week’s DOMA ruling. According to the Washington Post, Tea Party libertarians and Tenthers are quietly thrilled with the ruling’s affirmation of states’ rights. The silence is by design, activists with the loosely affiliated movement said, because it is held together by ...

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Capehart

“Let me point out that the Gill case was not the only relevant one decided by Tauro. He also ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional because it trumped states’ rights to set their own marriage laws. It was a satisfying outcome. But his decision has gay legal eagles and federal court tea leaf readers a bit mystified and concerned. ‘Perhaps more ...

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Twelve States Ready HCR Lawsuits

According to World Net Daily, twelve state attorneys general are preparing to sue the federal government to block the health care reform bill. “The health-care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state’s sovereignty,” said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican. “On behalf of the state ...

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Tenthers Advance On Gun Control Laws

The Tenther movement scored another victory today when South Dakota declared that it had exempted itself from federal gun control laws. Via World Net Daily: A fifth state – South Dakota – has decided that guns made, sold and used within its borders no longer are subject to the whims of the federal government through its rule-making arm in the ...

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Oklahoma Senate Votes To Exempt State From Federal Hate Crimes Law

Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell’s bill to exempt his state from complying with the federal hate crimes law has passed overwhelmingly. Under the new provisions of Senate Bill 1965, reports that were collected during investigations of possible hate crime that did not end in a conviction would be destroyed or kept by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Russell said ...

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Oklahoma Legislator Wants Exemption To Hate Crimes Law In Order To End State’s Raging Corpse-Fucking Epidemic

Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell (R) plans to submit a bill that would authorize the state to opt out of the recently passed Matthew Shepard Act. Because it discriminates against the right to hate queers and would hinder the prosecution of corpse fuckers. SRSLY. “The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just ...

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Tenthers: Throw Off The Shackles Of The Federal Goverment

Some outfit called the Tenth Amendment Center used the occasion of Constitution Day yesterday to urge Americans to encourage their states to “opt-out of the shackles of the federal government.” They demand that candidates in the 2010 election sign on to their “10-4 pledge to return sovereignty to the states.” The last line of this clip: “The federal government is ...

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