Category Archives: States Rights

Dwayne Stovall Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senator from Texas

Dwayne Stovall has entered the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in TX.  Stovall will challenge incumbent John Cornyn and we wish him well!  All [r]epublicans should check out Dwayne’s site and consider lending your suppo[r]t!  A couple of months ago, members of the boards and steering committees of Clear Lake Tea Party, Alvin TEA Party Patriots and Pearland TEA Party had an opportunity to vet this candidate, and I personally believe that in conjunction with Ted Cruz, the senators from Texas will be a force with which to be reckoned!  If you like what you hear, please consider sending a donation and/or volunteering.  It will take boots on the ground to take back our Senate seat from the Establishment who no longer listens to their constituents. — Sheri Edwards Continue reading

Nullification and What They’re Not Telling You

By KrisAnne Hall

I am compelled to share with you a dirty little secret. Continue reading

States Must Unite to Hold the Line on Medicaid Expansion | Texas Public Policy Foundation

A version of this article originally appeared in National Review Online on 2/18/2013.

Many states still hope to escape Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. They can do it — if they work together.As the editors noted recently, a handful of GOP governors have already caved in to Obamacare’s “voluntary” Medicaid expansion requirement — five of 30 at last count. The trend could well continue, and it could soon reach a tipping point, past which virtually all the GOP governors might feel compelled to cave in.

While there is still some prospect of 25 states refusing to expand Medicaid, they must unify and make a stand now. If that many states refuse to expand Medicaid, Congress will have to go back to the drawing board on Obamacare. It can’t very well leave in place a massive insurance subsidy for the whole middle class (everyone between 133 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level), while leaving half of America’s poor people (those under 133 percent of the poverty line but who are not currently eligible for Medicaid) without even one dollar in subsidies.

It’s absolutely vital for states to forge a united front on Medicaid expansion, because otherwise each state will be faced with a prisoner’s dilemma. Under current law, every state that refuses Medicaid expansion will lose its share of tax contributions for the federal subsidies in the expansion — billions yearly that will go to those states that do cave in. Ohio didn’t succumb to the allure of “free money” — there is no such thing. It was seduced by the offer of other states’ money, forcibly transferred to it courtesy of the federal government.

But if each state has to assume that all the others might eventually cave in on Medicaid expansion, then the pressure to go along will become overwhelming. That’s especially true now that studies have come out showing how much local communities stand to gain from Medicaid expansion, which has dramatically increased the pressure from local constituents on each state’s elected officials.

The good news is that Obamacare does not actually create a prisoner’s dilemma. There is no prisoner’s dilemma if the prisoners can coordinate, and here the states can actually coordinate.

This is the last best chance to force a sweeping modification of Obamacare. States need to the hold the line now, and they must do it together, and speak with one voice. Perhaps an emergency summit of conservative governors is in order before anyone else caves in to this abominable launch of yet another ruinous, unsustainable federal entitlement program.

States Must Unite to Hold the Line on Medicaid Expansion | Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Letter To TX AG Greg Abbott

Below is a letter delivered to our Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, by KrisAnne Hall.  Please review the letter.  If you love your liberty, we must fight to protect it.  Please consider using this letter as a basis to write to our Attorney General asking him to help us to nullify the unconstitutional laws and mandates being force-fed to us by our over-reaching federal government.  Write him more than once.  Ask your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Continue reading

Open Letter to the States to Stand Against Obamacare

Below is a letter drafted by KrisAnne Hall.  Please spend some time and use this letter as a basis to write to your State representatives.  If you aren’t familiar with Nullification, please read these two articles. Continue reading