The Property Rights Newsletter

September 4, 2009 - Issue #538

"Whenever the government assumes undelegated powers,
its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force."
- Thomas Jefferson
USA Legal Challenge to FDA. Commonwealth Brands, Inc. has today joined with a number of other companies including the R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Company, Lorillard, Inc. and Conwood Company in filing an action in Federal Court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the recently enacted Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This action is designed to protect the plaintiffs' First Amendment right to free speech.

USA: Don't Tread On Me Flag Sales Up 400%. Using the Gadsden flag to voice one's attitude about the government is an example of our first amendment rights and how we live in a country where we are free to voice our opinions which is what our founding fathers created this flag for in the first place.

Don't Exhale: EPA Expected to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Dangerous Pollutant. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the next few weeks to declare that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are pollutants, a move that would require the federal government to regulate them -- even without legislation. That's just the start, however. Aides say later rules will extend to other sources and require a permit from the EPA to build anything that emits more than 25,000 tons of these pollutants. That could include schools, nursing homes or a Walmart.
From The Mailbag
KS: ALERT: Gov. Mark Parkinson said he will push next year for a statewide ban on smoking indoors in public places, and he may work to raise the state's tax on cigarettes...
SC: Freedom organizations in Lexington County plan on dethroning Council Members who voted for ban. The five who voted for the ban are chairman Debbie Summers and council members Bill Banning, John Carrigg, Smokey Davis and Johnny Jeffcoat.
Scotland: No 'same again'... it's water for you! The move, which was today branded "ludicrous", has been introduced as part of the Licensing Act which comes into force next week, aimed at tackling binge drinking.

Tim Hawkins
funny video, "The Government Can."

A chilling video from puppetgovcom.
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