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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

More New Year's Resolutions for States

Yesterday, I gave you six suggestions of laws I hope the newly elected members of state legislatures will pass this year. Today, I have six more to add to the list.

First, Eminent domain shall not be used against private property for another private use. We want to stop the abusive use of eminent domain for private interests.

Second, To protect the integrity of elections, voting should be on Election Day with Photo ID required, and early voting or mail-in voting should be allowed only for good cause. This reform is needed because early voting undermines Election Day, makes Picture ID irrelevant, and encourages voter fraud.

Third, in order to stop anti-father abuses by family courts, the law should state that a restraining order for domestic violence shall issue only on proof of clear and convincing evidence, and divorced parents should have joint (50-50) legal and physical custody of their children unless proof shows a parent to be unfit.

Fourth, Any organization that conducts more than $1 million in annual business with the State, shall certify annually that none of the organizations participating in its charitable giving program discriminates against the Boy Scouts. States should not do business with companies that discriminate against the Boy Scouts.

Fifth, Here is a law that has worked very well in Missouri: Any physician performing an abortion must have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed.
Sixth, No publicly funded school should cancel a boys sports team, for which there is sufficient demand, in order to meet a numeric quota of participation by gender in sports.

Bad proposals, such as resolutions to call a national convention under Article V or the National Popular Vote project, must be rejected. Those schemes would undermine our U.S. Constitution.

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