Wyoming Liberty Group
Recently, something oddly appropriate occurred – state legislators sued the state over portions of its election law. The litigation is born of noble origin: Four legislators filed suit to preserve the constitutional rights of residents to criticize or applaud them. The cause of controversy is quite simple. In January, the US Supreme Court declared that government could not ban grassroots and corporate organizations from speaking out about political issues and candidates for public office. While other states moved to amend their laws in the wake of the Citizens United opinion, the Wyoming Legislature decided to go it alone – leaving its unconstitutional speech ban in place.
By Charles Ware
The meeting’s content, originally planned for two days, was presented in one day to accommodate a tour. Committee members and guests took a tour the of energy projects in the Campbell County area. The result was a very packed meeting with delays in covering topics and frustrated presenters.
If man ever built a machine that could defy the laws of nature, that machine would be the government. Our politicians and tax-paid bureaucrats are not that far into the skies yet, but they have certainly learned how to defy the laws of logic. The latest evidence comes from Denver, where the city is taxing medical marijuana at 7.72 percent to pay for public preschools and mass transit. Now a councilman wants to add an additional six percent to fund youth drug prevention programs:
One of the last true bastions of true liberty is coming under attack – the Internet.
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules that would give the federal government nearly unlimited power to control the Internet and World Wide Web.
At Wyoming Liberty Group’s June Commonsense Sovereignty Meeting, Senator Cale Case noted a pending federal grant of $1.5 million to fund the alignment of Wyoming’s private insurance regulation with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [Obamacare]. Had Wyoming accepted the federal grant, it would have radically altered Wyoming law in that state government would have been given the power to decide whether health insurance rate changes were “unreasonable” or “excessive.” It is well understood that the government program will compete with private insurance while maintaining an easy position from which to slant rules through potential manipulation of the insurance exchanges that the states now must establish.