I don't know what is happening on the federal level, although I tend to doubt that would come about. Trump isn't exactly a firearms freedom kind of guy, and neither is Ryan or Mitch.
That being said, perhaps Thomas and Justin and Rand can get some stuff done. We'll see.
Actually 14A created dual citizenship... "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States AND of the State wherein they reside."
Of course 14A wasn't actually ratified, so there is that.
Oh yeah, no disagreement there. But a standing law can still be unconstitutional even if it hasn't been ruled as such. And really, it is no law at all and should not be followed. Unfortunately though most government officials are cowards.
If Congress passed a law tomorrow that says "put Jews in concentration camps" and it took a while for a court to get around to deciding it, the law is still unconstitutional.
Most federal laws are in fact unconstitutional whether a court rules them so or not.
And none of it is Presidential worthy. Yeah I would vote for him, but he does not have the capacity to win the Republican nomination. He doesn't have the name recognition, the network, the fundraising contacts, or the gravity. Not to mention that Congressmen don't win Presidential elections, especially new young ones.
And he would risk losing his seat in Congress which would be bad, because he is only 1 of 2 pure liberty minded people in the House.
Absolutely not. This too makes absolutely zero sense.
A lot can happen in 8 years but it is doubtful from the current observations that there will be any liberty person capable of running the Republican nomination or becoming President. Not impossible, but Rand was the best shot we had and he completely blew it (although granted he couldn't have beaten Trump even if he had done everything right)
Only individuals have rights. With rights come responsibilities. Rights are not granted to us by government. Government has power and can dole out privileges. The state governments had power after the Kind of England granted them as official independent and sovereign nations. They came together to give some power to the federal government in various forms but under the Constitution still hold the majority of the power (although they don't exercise it).