Is It Time for Civil Disobedience?

Couldn’t think of a better day to revisit Henry David Thoreau’s “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” (h/t Lew Rockwell). Here’s an excerpt: I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to…

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Health Care Nullification: Washington SB6535

Sponsored by State Senators Holmquist, Carrell, Roach, Stevens, Swecker, Hewitt, and Schoesler, the Washington State Health Care Freedom Act (SB6535)¬†¬†states that “A law or rule pertaining to health care shall not directly or indirectly compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system.” With this proposed legislation, Washington joins…

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Alabama Senate to Feds: Back Off!

This week, the Alabama Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27), which was introduced by Alabama State Senator Beason along with nine co-sponsors (h/t Matthew Givens at Politics Alabama): BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That the State of Alabama hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the…

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Pleading the 10th in Mississippi

Introduced in the Mississippi legislature on January 5th, 2010, House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) and Senate Concurrent Resolution 528 (SCR528) both affirm “The fundamental principle and authority of state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and discouraging the federal government from imposing certain restrictive mandates.” HCR2…

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Reagan vs Clinton: 10th Amendment Showdown

Here’s a good article worth resurrecting, written by Tom DeWeese: During his six-year reign of terror, Bill Clinton has signed no less that 254 Executive Orders. To date, not one has been challenged by the United States Congress. Congressional silence has led Clinton to stronger, bolder action in his carefree drive to fulfill his liberal…

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