Texas Holds $140B in Petro-Wealth

From Breitbart: There is a newer economic indicator for Texans to brag about thanks to Austin-based Black Beard Data—and do not expect Lone Star pride to subside soon. Texas leads the rest of the nation in “petro-wealth” to the tune of $140 billion–otherwise known as the value of varying interests in proven energy reserves, according to the March 2014 report. Texans now claim up to 80 percent of all “petro-wealth” in the United States and Territories. As seen in previous oil boom cycles throughout the state, two cities—Houston and Midland—boast the largest shares per municipality. According to the report, Houston … Continue reading

Sharia Law Coming to UK and US

From Breitbart: Want to know what our Islamist enemies have in mind for America? Take a look at Europe. Virtually every country there has found itself under siege from Muslims seeking to impose the supremacist Islamic doctrine they call sharia on everyone else. The preeminent organization promoting this agenda is the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist group in its home country of Egypt but prospering in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in what has been known as the Free World. In fact, as Egyptian courts hand down death sentences to those engaged with the Brotherhood’s violent efforts to … Continue reading

Minnesota Bill Seeks to Nullify EPA Regs

From Tenth Amendment Center: A bill recently introduced in Minnesota would nullify federal Environmental Protection Agency regulation and overreach within the state. HF3094, introduced by Representative Mary Franson, is Minnesota’s latest reaction toward federal encroachment of state and local authority. The bill’s text indicates: “The legislature declares that the regulation authority of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates the true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and is hereby declared to be invalid in the state, shall not be recognized by the state, is … Continue reading

BREAKING: Idaho governor signs emergency legislation nullifying all future federal gun laws

Source: Ben Swann TV Mar 22, 2014 BOISE, March 21, 2014 – On Thursday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed a bill, which would effectively nullify future federal gun laws, by prohibiting state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, a firearm accessories or ammunition. S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. Alaska and Kansas have also passed similar laws. Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. “By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class … Continue reading

Proof of Citizenship Requirement Upheld

In a decision sure to make progressives’ heads explode, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren sided with Kansas and Arizona, ruling against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).  The states sued the EAC over its refusal to add special instructions to a national voter registration form concerning those states’ requirements to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Talking Points Memo’s Eric Lach reports: A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday ruled that the federal agency which oversees the federal voter registration form must include the state-specific proof-of-citizenship requirements requested by both Kansas and Arizona. The ruling was hailed by … Continue reading

CT Governor to Gun Owner: ‘You Lost’

From Breitbart: During a March 13 town hall meeting at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D) told a gun owner that gun control proponents won and “you lost.”  Malloy made this statement in response to questions about the constitutionality of the gun laws he signed into law in 2013. Malloy said: “We have courts in this country. We have a legislative branch, we have an executive branch, and we have courts. Courts are where the constitutionality of things are decided.” He looked at the gun owner and added: “You’ve thrown that term, constitutionality, around a little … Continue reading

Courageous States Fighting Back

From the Common Constitutionalist: For years we conservatives have been frustrated, and that’s putting it mildly, by the ever-growing size and reach of the federal government. We’ve all asked, both ourselves and each other; what can be done? What can we do to fight back? Can anything be done to beat back the onslaught of the feds – to somehow limit their power over us? Well, until recently we’ve all felt pretty helpless. Then, it seems something happened – as if a light came on or a voice from above exclaimed, “You know… you don’t have to take it. You … Continue reading

Chicago Mayor Emmanuel Needs to Double Property Taxes

From Breitbart: Chicago Needs to Double Property Taxes to Fund Pensions   Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments into bankruptcy crises all across the state. No place has more trouble than Chicago, prompting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to warn that property taxes will have to double to serve that spiraling debt. In 2015 Chicago faces a looming financial disaster with a municipal pension system that is in worse shape than that of any other major U.S. city. Chicago is under the gun … Continue reading

SC Sheriff Says Not on My Watch

From Breitbart: Reacting to a Democrat-led proposal to repeal “stand your ground” in South Carolina, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said it won’t happen on his watch. According to GoUpstate.com, the repeal was introduced by state representative Harold Mitchell (D-Spartanburg), chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus. Mitchell’s bill “would limit the ability to use deadly force against someone illegally and forcibly entering a home, business, or occupied vehicle.” He said such a change is necessary because, “we were taught in Sunday School to retreat.” Sheriff Wright said the idea of taking away or limiting self-defense is “absolutely ridiculous” and he … Continue reading

Michele Bachmann Says Gays Bully Americans

From HuffPo: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still not pleased with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) decision to veto SB 1062 late last month. In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said the downfall of the bill, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay individuals on religious grounds, illustrated how LGBT activists have “bullied” voters and politicians. “There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay … Continue reading

Hoax? Conn. Police Refuse to Enforce New Gun Law

From the Examiner: A showdown is developing between a sizable number of Connecticut state police officers and the politicians who passed into law highly restrictive gun control, gun bans, and bans on high capacity magazines. Gun rights legal expert and activist David Hardy reported Friday that 250 law enforcement officers in Connecticut have signed an open letter stating that they will not enforce the new anti-gun and magazine laws, which they consider to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A major news story on these developments is due to be published soon, but Hardy received … Continue reading

New Hampshire Passes House Bill 1533 to Ban Use of Warrantless Data Collection

Friday, March 7, 2014 Yesterday, the New Hampshire house passed a bill to thwart some of the actions of the growing surveillance state. House Bill 1533 (HB1533), which bans the use of any information obtained from a “portable electronic device” such as mobile phone in “a criminal, civil, administrative, or other proceeding,” passed by a voice vote and now moves on to the senate for further consideration. Also this week, a house committee gave final approval to HB1567, which bans the state from obtaining “location information of an electronic device without a warrant issued by a judge based on probable … Continue reading

Connecticut May Curb Loud Movies

From Fox News: Yes folks, the same state that wants to confiscate guns from its citizens, now wants to legislate the volume on movies and trailers. Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that’s drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America. The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theaters from showing a film or preview that exceeded 85 decibels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends noise should be kept below 85 decibels for workers for eight hours to minimize hearing loss. “Hopefully this … Continue reading

Rick Perry: CPAC Speech

  My favorite governor the Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas speaks at CPAC 2014 on March 6th, 2014. Recorded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014, March 6-8, 2014, Washington, D.C. I hope he runs in 2016. ~ Hardnox

STAND UP, STATES, AND TAKE YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACE !

Hardnox Posted,  “Zero To Governors: “I Do Not Trust You”  I recommend viewing ths post if you have not had the opportunity to do so. This piece from Sheriff Mack was penned during the legislative phase of ACA (Obamacare).  The principles still apply.  Emphases within the text are added by yours truly.  I also took the liberty of breaking up some of the paragraphs for ease of reading.     The States Can Stop Obama By Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.) 2009 By now we have all heard the clichés and seen the posters from the “Tea Parties” espousing freedom, less government, and perhaps … Continue reading

Zero To Governors: “I Do Not Trust You”

  Texas Governor Rick Perry presented a chilling summary of Obama’s meeting with a group of governors at the White House on Monday. Perry says Obama made it clear that he doesn’t trust governors to make decisions about their respective states on a variety of issues.   Perry said, “I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. When you have governors, and we all compete against each other – we are the laboratories of innovation – and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in … Continue reading

Connecticut Patriots Fight Confiscation Order

From Joe for America: The war on liberty is coming to a head in Connecticut, where tens of thousands of gun owners have refused to comply with their state government’s gun registration laws. Officials have literally ordered those who failed to meet the registration deadline to surrender their firearms or face arrest. The State of Connecticut is now demanding that gun owners across the state turn in all newly-banned, unregistered firearms and magazines or face felony arrest. The State Police Special Licensing & Firearms Unit began mailing out notices to gun owners who attempted to register their firearms and accessories with the state … Continue reading

Holder to State AGs: Enforce What You Want

  Eric Holder, US Attorney General tells the State’s Attorney generals that they don’t need to enforce laws that they don’t like.   (in case the video doesn’t start properly fast forward to the 1 minute mark) This is bullshit.  We are a nation of laws.  Our laws are not a menu. When the hell are we going to kick these crooks to the curb? ~ Hardnox