FIRST, A RIGHTFUL CHEAP SHOT
We rightfully lambaste Governor Otter for cowering to the coercion of pressure brought about by the withholding of federal funds unless compliance is met for such as the destructive Common Core program and the harmful ObamaCare debacle because he isn’t pressing to have our Idaho lands returned for our management and ownership rendering Idaho citizens the beneficiaries of needed commerce from timber, mining, recreation and investment. So we are financially forced to be subservient to the Feds’ manipulations that are by design. This lack of leadership is telling and sad.
Idaho should not be a puppet state, but a sovereign state, part of a union that created the federal government, not the other way around and we gave that federal government limited, enumerated powers,… not the power to orchestrate how our state is run and not to force us to do anything outside its authority. So we need to continue the process the governor embarked upon in March 2014 to rightfully nullify wrongful and unconstitutional abuses of that power by the Feds.
A LOOMING THREAT: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN. PLANS TO DISARM ITS BENEFICIARIES
Bob Adelmann of The New American magazine and .com just wrote an article ‘Final Rules Disclosed for How Social Security Admin. Plans to Disarm Its Beneficiaries’ which should be of great concern for all Americans.
Quoting Adelmann: “The Social Security Administration has indicated that it will begin the rule-making process to ensure that appropriate information in its records is reported to NICS [which] will cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment, or who have been found by a state or federal court to be legally incompetent.
“It should be noted further that the rules are written in such a way as to include anyone receiving benefits from SSA, not just disability benefits. That would include a vast swath of seniors who may, for the sake of convenience, have named a fiduciary or “representative payer” to manage their checkbooks.
“When the National Rifle Association (NRA) uncovered the plot, it published its warning: ‘Financial acumen, even if related to an underlying issue with sleep disturbances or inflated self-esteem, has no necessary relationship to a propensity for violence, and it’s not a sufficient basis to strip persons of their inalienable right to self-defense.’”
“At present, best estimates are that, under these rules, 177,000 veterans have already had their rights violated by having their names appear on the NICS watch list. Once Social Security’s new rules are implemented (the comment period closes on July 5), the total under the “other” category is likely to jump into the millions. After all, what is to keep an agency from making its own rules without congressional interference or concerns about constitutional abrogation?
“The Founders were right: The very definition of tyranny is the combining of the executive, legislative, and judicial functions into a single agency.”
GOVERNOR OTTER TO THE RESCUE: NULLIFICATION, A BEGINNING
Quoting Michael Lofti from Truth in Media.com, “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, firearm accessories or ammunition.”
Governor Otter hardly had any choice in the matter, since he was pressured with a unanimous vote of both houses of the legislature. S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. At that time, Alaska and Kansas had also passed similar laws. But the point is that Governor Otter did the right thing and should be appreciated for it. Thank you Governor Otter.
Lofti reported that “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 of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ — especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements.’”
Read Lofti’s to the point brief article here: “BREAKING: Idaho governor signs emergency legislation nullifying all future federal gun laws”
Now Governor, since you know how to nullify, get to work. There is a whole lot more of it to be done.