No unconstitutional law. No excuses.

..We the people are finally figuring it out. We will have to help ourselves! – “Donna,” protesting an appeal for donations by Tenth Amendment Center founder Michael Boldin

On January 10, The Tenth Amendment Center is advocating a “money bomb” to raise funds in support of a strict adherence to constitutional principles in the United States of America.

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One day later, the Congress will convene, as will the legislatures tasked with redistricting the Congress of the United States of America.

Texas will gain 4 new Representative seats.

No doubt, these will be the times that will try men’s souls. The sunshine soldiers and the summer patriots will enter the time of the Ram as we transit the heavens toward the path of the Crab. By the time the course of the ram hath half yronne, We The People shall know the truth of how things will be done during this new Congress.

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will have become winter soldiers, in spite of their proclivities for fair weather.

God save the United States of America!

No unconstitutional law. No excuses.

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The Myth of Fed Independence

Writes Doug French: The notion of central-bank independence is one of the great myths of the modern age. The perception is constantly floated and the words mouthed. Every president and potential presidential candidate swears the Fed’s independence is sacrosanct. Even before becoming president, Barack Obama spoke in reverence of Ben Bernanke’s operation. “Senator Obama made…

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Nullifying the FCC

With the recent decision to set the internet free by controlling it more decision by the FCC I wonder if it is time to nullify the FCC. The FCC basically regulates the airwaves by handing out licenses that allow local broadcasters to use certain radio frequencies. This license basically comes with a list of regulation that the licensed broadcast station contractually agreed to when they purchased the license. Failure to comply with the FCC on anything means a possible revocation of that license which keeps any radio station under the thumb of the federal government.

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Don’t surrender to EPA over-reach

An open letter to Rick Scott from the Florida Tenth Amendment Center:
 Don’t surrender to EPA over-reach.

Many Floridians who voted for you believe that Washington DC is out of control in its spending. Your 7-7-7 plan for Florida does a great job of pointing out that Tallahassee is likewise out of control in its spending.  We appreciate your willingness to have the difficult conversations, to not accept band-aid solutions, and to make tough choices. 

We’d like to congratulate you on the transparency of the work being done by your transition team and we’d like to applaud your commitment to refuse Federal money which has strings attached to permanently increase Florida’s spending. It seems that you are indeed ready to ‘get to work’ and we’re glad to see it.

But Floridians are looking to you for leadership not just to remedy Tallahassee’s issues but also to stand up to Washington where they have overstepped their constitutional authority. This brings us to one area in your 7-7-7 plan that we would like to provide some strong feedback: Environmental Protection.

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Firearms Freedom Act Introduced in South Carolina

Prefiled in the South Carolina by State Senators Lee Bright and Danny Verdin is Senate Bill 249 (S0249), the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA). The bill states that:

A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in South Carolina and that remains within the borders of South Carolina is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

Since 2009, 8 states have passed similar legislation as law – Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Alaska and Arizona. And, here at the Tenth Amendment Center we expect to see at least a dozen other states consider Firearms Freedom Acts in 2011.

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A gift from John Adams

For too long our Federal Representatives and Senators have ignored the rules they were given, they have cast aside the Constitution for the United States of America and refused to hold themselves accountable to anyone; this is about to change!

New Hampshire has found an “Easter egg” that was left behind by one of the founders; to be used in a time such as this where the Federal government refuses to control its self. Taken from the Massachusetts State Constitution; and adopted by New Hampshire June 2, 1784.

Part first article 7 of the New Hampshire Constitution reads “The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.”

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What is Political Correctness?

Political correctness is a term thrown around by everyone today when one side insists on having its own opinion on anything. They then accuse the other of being to politically correct which is another way of saying “I’ve failed to convince you of my point of view and you refuse to bend to my way of thinking”. It’s usually a juvenile thing to do and something we pull when we are frustrated by the debate.

This author sees political correctness as something far more insidious that seeks, in an almost cult like way, to convert the entire society to a particular way of thinking. It’s almost totalitarian in some ways since its pressure has the ability to not only force people’s actions but their own internal thoughts.

In order to understand political correctness we must understand the nature of government in that government is the manifestation of the collective force in society. Primitive tribal societies had a government that was usually a chief who directed the tribal impulse in a way the tribe usually wanted. As societies threw off its tribal roots it contained that tribal force to a few areas that were defined as law. This created a public sphere in which our individual lives were directed by the force of law. It also created a private sphere where we were immune from the tribe’s monopoly on violence. It created illegal actions that could be subject to the force of law where the collective could dictate what your behavior was and it also created a free space where we were free to do as we want.

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