Archives for January 2010

Protecting Health Freedom

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law drafted petition language aimed a fighting pending national health care regulations. Read the amendment news release and watch the news conference here. Download the petition here.  Visit the Ohio Liberty Council for more information on this effort here.

The proposed federal health care bills are problematic from a utilitarian, moral, and constitutional perspective. On the following videos, Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center explains how Ohio can fight unconstitutional health care mandates using the Ohio constitution.

Read the Health Care Freedom Amendment FAQs here.

Moto Verde and the Village of Fairfax

In July 2009, the 1851 Center advised the Village of Fairfax, an enclave in the city of Cincinnati, that it had violated the constitutional rights of Moto Verde. Moto Verde is a motor scooter shop, but the village had classified it as an automobile dealership, refused it the right to operate, and denied it a hearing.  Fairfax reconsidered and today Moto Verde is open for business.

 

June 29, 2009: 1851 Center’s Letter to City of Fairfax

A challenge to Ohio’s Mortgage Modification Bill


In March 2009, the 1851 Center submitted written and oral testimony to the Ohio General Assembly on House Bill 3, a bill that would allow Ohio’s trial judges to rewrite the terms of mortgage contracts.  The Center’s testimony made it clear that HB 3 was an unconstitutional abridgment of written contracts, and that, if passed in its then-current form, the 1851 Center would immediately pursue legal action. After the 1851 Center’s testimony and threat of litigation, the Housing Subcommittee removed the provision.

House Bill 3 Testimony