Is retaking the GOP the real goal of the Tea Party Movement?

The two-party system has failed miserably as sadly, both parties support the status quo…BIG GOVERNMENT and therein lies the problem. The fundamental question is whether this is what the Founders desired? If we believe the Founders wanted a HUGE bloated ever-encroaching federal bureaucracy, the current two-party system fits the bill.  However, there’s one problem with this scenario,…

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Health Care Freedom in Virginia

The Campaign for Liberty has stepped to the plate big time in Virginia, getting out ahead of the feds and finding a sponsor for the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, to be introduced in 2010.

The Act reads, in part:

Neither the Governor nor the Department of Health, the Department of Public Welfare or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance with any Federal law, regulation or policy that would compromise the freedom of choice in health care of any resident of this Commonwealth.

Man, just copying and pasting that feels great.

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Race and Liberty in America

My latest book review in THE NEW AMERICAN (of the Independent Institutes Jonathan Bean’s Race & Liberty in America) is online. I’d like to get feedback from you Tenthers out there on my discussion of the great Lysander Spooner’s questional constitutionalism. Here’s an excerpt: In the first area, the book includes writings of Lysander Spooner,…

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The Commune: Contrary to Obama’s Ideology

Ideals are the basis of much seen in the political world, though ironically ideology rarely is realized in a pure manifestation – this is a basic fact of nature. Black Bear Ranch, a commune in Northern California is an iconic example of the ideas of collective effort, concepts cherished by those who support the Obama…

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Scott Yardley, Tenther, for Florida House

Scott Yardley, who is running for State House in Florida’s 95th District, has signed the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge. Here’s what he has to say about government, from his website: Our Constitution strictly limits the powers of the federal government. Its primary function is to provide for the national defense and secure our national…

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The Tenth Amendment and the Supreme Court

As the Tenth Amendment becomes the platform to stop an over reaching federal government, do we trust the Supreme Court to be a fair arbiter?

The Supreme Court, according to many constitutionalists, has been delinquent in its responsibility to protect the intention of the U.S. Constitution. Many past Supreme Court decisions have become bad precedent, and that bad precedent continues to be the bases for big government advocates to site as a justification for a continued trampling of state, and individual rights.

People that believe the constitution is a “living document” historically have utilized the commerce clause to feed their insatiable quest to trample individual and state’s rights. The constitutional clause under section 8 of the powers delegated to Congress simply states; “To regulate commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.”

The intention was not to be a conduit to suppress the rights and freedoms of the fifty states and their citizens. But that is exactly how the federal government gets its tentacles into places it has no right to be. If there was an intention to regulate internal state activity the word “among” would have been “within” the several states.

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