Mark Meckler

Mark Meckler is the president of Citizens for Self Governance, which created the Convention of States Project.

Speaker Ryan’s Opportunity to Reflect the Will of the People

 

It’s good to see Republicans in Washington just might be finally wising up to what grassroots Americans have been shouting from the heartland for years: our nation is off its Constitutional mooring, adrift in a land of corrupt bureaucracies and power-hungry politicians seeking more power instead of solutions to our nation’s greatest problems. Now, Rep. […]

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Time to Get to Work

 

To echo President Obama, we are indeed experiencing a time of “fundamental transformation” in America. Yet the vast majority in this country is not happy with the transformation and the growth of government into every aspect of our lives.  Last month, the Supreme Court made same sex marriage the law of the land, and put […]

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Hollywood Against Big Government: Vince Vaughn’s Prescient Words About Gun Ownership

 

Hollywood has long had a hypocritical relationship with guns. While strutting around with armed bodyguards, they staunchly oppose the right for ordinary Americans to enjoy the same security guns provide. While starring in blow-’em-up action movies and flashing guns in every scene, they speak out against the glorification of firearms. Vince Vaughn isn’t buying it. […]

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There Is a Better Way

 

On Thursday, a 31-year-old woman and a young child were shot in Baltimore, making May the bloodiest month in fifteen years. However, the city’s police have responded by arresting fewer people. The number of people booked has plummeted, now that Freddie Gray’s death — and consequent street riots — have created more scrutiny for the […]

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Left to Rot by Government Employees

 

It’s hard to live in America and ignore the stories of police brutality… some undoubtedly exaggerated, some tragically true. But here’s what’s undeniable: government employees enjoy immunity from gross and tragic incompetence in ways never would be allowed in the private sector. Meet UC San Diego student Daniel Chong. Three years ago he was at […]

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Has a Happy Ending

 

Legal battles against the government don’t often have a happy ending — but we’re so glad that in Carole Hinders’ case, it did! In 2013, IRS agents showed up at Carole’s door and told her they had seized all the money in the bank account for her business, Mrs. Lady’s Mexican Food. But they didn’t […]

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What If Obamacare Subsidies Disappear?

 

Does the Affordable Care Act really mean what it says? The Supreme Court will be answering that question in King v. Burwell in the coming months. The question, which surfaced in the public awareness with the Gruber videos, emanates from one line in the Affordable Care Act which says that premium tax credits will be […]

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The Real ‘Dirty Dozen’ at the IRS

 

The IRS just released its “dirty dozen” list of tax scams and schemes for the American people to avoid. In addition to normal phishing and identity theft, a slew of new phone scams around the nation has caught many taxpayers off guard. Plus, unscrupulous return preparers take advantage of confused Americans, especially given that 60 […]

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Big Government Restrictions on Religious Freedom Keep Losing in Supreme Court

 

The Supreme Court has decided in favor of religious liberty in several headliner cases in recent months — starting with Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and other challenges to Obamacare regulations. Last week, the Court ruled that a Muslim inmate in Arkansas can keep his beard. As I’ve said before, any triumph of liberty is reason […]

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Reagan’s Inaugural Words: An Inspiration and Warning for Today

 

It doesn’t seem like it’s been thirty-four years. But on January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th President of the United States as the new First Lady and millions of Americans looked on. The words of his inaugural address are full of timeless truth… and perhaps are even more powerful today […]

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