Freedom to Withdraw Your Consent

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A tyranny begins when power is unchecked.

The federal government is becoming more tyrannical everyday that the people and the states don’t defend their rights. The shift has occurred because the check on federal power, largely responsible by state governments; has been trampled, bribed, threatened, or manipulated by those in power.

One should never forget it is the people that created the states, and the states created the federal government. ‘Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’

The federal government is not the all powerful monopoly entity it thinks it is. Sure, the statists and elitists would like you to believe it is. All they care about is more power and wealth for themselves, by taking more control over you.

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John Dennis: Challenging Nancy Pelosi

John Dennis is running for the US House of Representatives in California’s 8th District.  Yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi’s seat.    Mr Dennis takes a strong stand in support of the limits on government that the Constitution stands for.   In this spirit, he’s signed on to our 10-4 Pledge.

The pledge affirms, in part, that:

When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in Pursuance of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, the People are not bound to obey them.

It’s also a promise to do many things, including:

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North Carolina Voters Just Don’t Know What’s Good for Them

In a display of arrogance and racial bigotry shocking even for this administration, President Obama’s Justice Department recently invalidated the will of an overwhelming majority of voters in Kinston, NC, who desired to make local elections non-partisan.

From the Washington Times:

The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their “candidates of choice” – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.

The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters’ right to elect the candidates they want.

In other words, black voters are too stupid to figure out who represents their values, and white voters are too racist to vote for a black candidate (regardless of values) unless he or she is a Democrat.

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Going the Way of Rome

Yesterday’s article by Ron Paul was so good I felt it deserved another look. Here’s an excerpt: Today, Washington politicians can busily “solve” one problem, knowing that unintended consequences from that “solution” will keep them and their friends all very busy tomorrow. The people are ultimately left suffocating under the burden of Washington’s helping hands.…

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The Battle To Restore Sovereignty To Colorado

The Bill of Rights of The Constitution protects your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by telling the government what they can’t do. There is one amendment that specifically limits the powers of the federal government over your life. This amendment keeps the federal government confined to the Constitution of the United…

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The 10-4 Pledge: Scraping Away Political Teflon

Many times in the world of political struggle, promises are made without disclosure of an ulterior motive.  Not so with the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge and many are already picking up on what this new tool means for the republic. Last week, Rusty Richter, a state candidate in Michigan, became one of the latest…

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Another Victory for the States

Skeptical statists will tell you that the 10th Amendment doesn’t have teeth, that is has not been backed by the the Supreme Court, that we who are rallying behind it are a silly novelty.  They are greatly missing the point.

The Tenth Amendment movement does not wait for approval from Federal lawmakers or courts to be validated, nor does it need to.  The first example in the past decade of state sovereignty scoring a victory without official acknowledgement from DC came when the REAL ID program (Papers please…) came to a grinding halt after multiple states simply said they wouldn’t do it.

What was the response of all powerful Federal behemoth to such insolence?  Not much at all really.

There were no tanks rolling down the streets, no court decisions, no legislative debate- REAL ID simply went away quietly once the states asserted their rightful position under the 10th Amendment to nullify an unconstitutional Federal move.

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