Pro-gun Rights and Fear

My passion has always been how the law looks at inalienable rights and I have directed my efforts primarily toward reviewing proposed bills and laws. For years Indiana has had in various forms proposals for what is now commonly referred to as Constitutional Carry. Most recently HB 1159 “Regulation of firearms” was proposed. While one […]

Indiana SB 15: Government registration required for quality of Life

WE DECLARE, That all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  How often we have heard these words yet few of us comprehend to what extent they fundamentally impact our very existence.  To an individual besieged […]

The Right to Life as defined by The Department of Marijuana Enforcement

“Section 1. WE DECLARE, That all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that all power is inherent in the people; and that all free governments are, and of right ought to be, founded on their authority, […]

You Thought HB 1066 Bias Crimes was Unique?

You are not less valuable than any other individual Unless Indiana passes a law which states you are.  Laws continue to be discussed and implemented which determine some individuals are entitled to have enhanced punishment executed on those who do them harm.  HB 1066 which I reviewed shortly after it was posted received only a […]

Bill of Rights Privacy vs. legislated DNA collection

For several sessions the Indiana General Assembly Members have introduced bills requiring DNA collection upon arrest. SB 565 and HB 1015 in 2015 required every person arrested for a felony or as in the Senate bill  “ for burglary, residential entry, a crime of violence, or a sex offense; and (2) a child found to […]

State Cooperation in Federal Gun Control determines Right to Bear Arms

What defines the individual right to self-protection? That would depend upon what an individual believes.  Some believe a constitutional right to be absolute with no government ability to legislate terms.  Others believe the government has the authority to determine the extent to which any individual right may be executed because of compelling government interest. Today […]

Klosinski: Religion Removed from Indiana Government Marriage Contract

What is marriage in Indiana?  This sounds simple, and it is, but there is great misunderstanding about what exactly government marriage means.  Today the meaning of marriage to the state has evolved into nothing more than a contract between two individuals with the contents of that contract controlled by Indiana to provide privileges, exemptions, immunities […]

Hoosiers: There Is a Constitutional Vote on your Ballot – Right to Hunt and Fish

On November 8, Hoosiers will find on their ballot Public Question 1. It is a constitutional amendment to alter the Indiana Bill of Rights. Question 1 is described as adding a constitutional right to the Indiana Constitution to permit hunting, fishing, and trapping “subject only to the laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules […]

Klosinski: Medical Records Disclosure & The Right to Bear Arms

HB 1494 Going nowhere?  Why?   Bill HB 1494 has been proposed to address the relationship between individuals and their medical providers, prohibiting the disclosure to government entities of certain information, relating to a patient’s ownership of a firearm. HB 1494 appears to be of minimal concern to elected Members, and of even less concern […]

What Is A Chairperson?

Indiana Constitution “Article 8 Section 8. There shall be a State Superintendent of Public Instruction, whose method of selection, tenure, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law.” When I examine proposed legislation my first stop is the Indiana Constitution because the whole of the contract between State government and the individual rests within the […]

Right To Life

The sovereign individual’s right to Life is being held hostage by the federal “big boys,” as well as by state of Indiana. When abortion is a right (even though it disposes of another person’s life), why does the government at both the federal and state levels believe the power exists for “laws” prohibiting the Liberty […]

Do You Require Permission to Exercise Your Rights?

RESTORATION OF LIMITING POWERS OF THE INDIANA CONSTITUTION HB 1143 HB 1144 By Phyllis Klosinski, Brown County, IN In 2011 Indiana residents were presented with a baby step in the measured restoration of Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution: “The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the […]