‘Resisting’ Is Defined as Violence. Not the ‘Taking’

Newsweek has put together a “Tax Attacks” propaganda piece. The gist of this piece is that Joseph Stack was one of many violent protesters who “believed taxes are unjustified,” and thus reacted with violent actions. Of course, anyone who believes that taxes are unjustified necessarily gets lumped in with all of the mad bombers, shooters,…

Details

Tenther Homework

Professor Krey has an assignment for you tenthers out there. Please check out this video from the Federalist Society regarding “trying suspected terrorists in federal court” and summarize their arguments for me. The Federalist Society, much like the rest of the Beltway Right, is far too cozy with unconstitutional, warmongering neocons for me to ever…

Details

Public Education and the 10th Amendment

A local (really good) blog, Holly on the Hill, ran a piece two days ago about Utah’s 10th Amendment rights.  Among the replies were some progressive thinkers not entirely enthusiastic about the efforts under way to restore Utah sovereignty (shock).  One, who goes by initials JBT, asked the following; I am asking the conservative readers of this…

Details

Wallbuilders Selective Originalism

David Barton of the organization Wallbuilders takes a firm stance against nullification. How could this be? Does he not profess to believe in the original intent of the U.S. Constitution? I guess that depends on whose intent. Barton, much like others, prefers to focus on the intent of a small faction which favored a super-powerful centralized…

Details

The Year of State Sovereignty?

At a press conference last October Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” She replied with that wild-eyed self-assurance that drew more shrill and extreme as we got to Christmas: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”…

Details

NCLB – Federal Overreach in Education

Americans for Limited Government writes about No Child Left Behind.  Another example of the states being bribed, with our money, to ignore the Constitution.  Another opportunity for a strongly enforced Tenth Amendment to make a difference. By Chris Slavens The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), signed into law by Bush in 2002, relied on…

Details

Are Same Sex Marriage Advocates Actually Tenthers?

They are if they oppose the federal Defense of Marriage Act on constitutional grounds. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what supporters of same sex marriage are doing in Massachusetts. From the Wall Street Journal: Last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley moved for summary judgment in a lawsuit, filed last July, brought by…

Details