Hawaii Moves One Step Closer to Declaring Sovereignty from U.S. Government

Honolulu, HI — This week, Native Hawaiians initiated an historical election that may grant them sovereignty from the United States and the state of Hawaii, itself, after well over a century of colonial rule. More than 95,000 indigenous people will elect delegates to a constitutional convention, scheduled for this winter, when they will work to create a government that serves and represents Native Hawaiians — the only group of indigenous people in the United States currently restricted from forming their own government. In the 19th century, European and American missionaries and traders began settling in Hawaii. They quickly formed a political movement and succeeded in transferring power from the king to his cabinet and the legislature. Though they drafted a new constitution limiting the king’s control, they also limited the voting rights of Asians and Native Hawaiians while granting that right to wealthy non-citizens. When the king died and his […] Read More

Government is Named as the Owner of ALL the Water

Water Rights on the Ropes: The Last Round for Free Montanans vs. the Federal Government By Jeremiah Johnson This is a “rush” article submitted at the 11th hour of the battle Montanans are fighting to keep their water rights intact.  The average citizen is trying to defend against the onslaughts of the Agenda 21-funded, oligarch-driven EPA (pushing the CSKT water compact) and the Federal Government.  The battle is almost over and it doesn’t look good about one minute to midnight.  This battle is Montana’s “Alamo” of water rights and it is very important for all of us: a loss for Montanans and a win for the Federal Government will set a nationwide precedent. If the Federal Government and its lackeys win, the Iron Bell of tyranny will ring, and those reverberations will be felt throughout the U.S.  The feds will have established through state legislation an EPA measure as […] Read More

FedGov Moves To Seize Water Rights From 100,000 Montanans: “All Surface Water And Wells”

Greetings and Salutations, readers!  My Nome de Guerre in the battle for truth and objective journalism is Jeremiah Johnson.  I hope to pique your interest with a Montana issue that, regardless of the outcome, will have severe ramifications and set a precedent nationwide.  This article covers the CSKT (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) proposed water-rights compact that threatens to take away the private ownership of water for roughly 100,000 Montanans.  Should this measure pass, it can set a precedent for the courts throughout the United States by the Federal Government to deprive us of our water rights. The tale of woe begins with the Hellgate Treaty of 1855 that created the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Article III of the Treaty is the point of contention, as it states the Indian tribes have an established “right of taking fish” in waters not on the reservation.  The article has been selectively interpreted […] Read More

Tennessee Bill Takes On NSA Code-Breaking Facility, Bans Material Support and Resources

By Michael Boldin NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2015) – On Wednesday, Tennessee legislators filed legislation to directly take on NSA spying by withholding vital state resources and material support from any federal agency engaged in warrantless surveillance. Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) introduced SB782 in the Tennessee Senate and Rep. James Van Huss (R-Jonesborough) and Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) introduced an identical companion bill (HB679) in the House. The legislation would ban “material support or resources” from the state to warrantless federal spy programs. This state and its political subdivisions shall not assist, participate with, or provide material support or resources to enable or facilitate a federal agency in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data or metadata, without: (1) The person’s informed consent; (2) A search warrant issued by a duly authorized court upon probable cause that particularly describes the person, place, or thing to be […] Read More

West Virginia Bill Would Block Unconstitutional National Guard Deployments

A bill introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates this week would block unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s national guard troops, effectively restoring the Founders’ framework for state-federal balance on the Guard. House Bill 2168 (HB2168), the Defend the Guard Act, was introduced by Del. Pat McGeehan (R-Hancock, 1), a former Air Force intelligence officer who did tours in Afghanistan and the Middle East, and cosponsored by ten other delegates. If passed, the bill would block the federal government from deploying West Virginia Guard troops overseas unless there is a declaration of war from Congress, as required by the Constitution. “This bill essentially says, ‘If you don’t follow the highest law of the land, then we will withhold our Guard troops.’ The language and intent of the Constitution is so clear on this one issue,” McGeehan told the Wheeling News-Register. Guard troops have played significant roles in […] Read More

Four and Counting: States Consider Bill to Turn Off Resources to the NSA

Activist Post State efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session. Just two weeks into this year’s legislative season, and with many legislatures not even in session yet, legislators in four states have already introduced bills to ban material support or resources to any federal agency engaged in warrantless spying. These bills not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in Utah, but would also have practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed. Legislators in South Carolina, Missouri, Alaska and Indiana have all filed versions of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, and representatives in eight other states have committed to introduce similar bills this year. Sources close to OffNow suggest even more bills will get introduced before the legislative season ends in spring. “To have four bills already filed, and commitments from eight more legislators – on top […] Read More

2009: INDIVIDUAL STATES DECLARING SOVEREIGNTY

By NWV News writer Jim Kouri Posted 1:00 AM Eastern February 23, 2009 © NewsWithViews.com While the mainstream news media are hyping President Barack Obama’s election and the dismal economic downturn in the United States, more and more states are declaring — or have already declared — sovereignty. According to political experts such as strategist Mike Baker, Americans are becoming disenchanted with the federal government’s lack of perspective on issues of great concern — illegal aliens, crime, economic turmoil — while intruding into the private lives of citizens with gun-control laws and other intrusions. “Many [citizens] are angry at federal government intrusion into their lives and into matters that were intended by our Founding Fathers to be relegated to the individual states,” said Baker. “Take, for instance, the police power. Since the beginning of our republic, police and law enforcement was considered a function of each state in the […] Read More