Massachusetts Says Federal Marriage Law Unconstitutional

From the Associated Press: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman interferes with her state’s right to regulate the institution. Coakley’s office filed a lawsuit in July challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In papers filed late Thursday, Coakley asks…

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Intellectual Consistency on the Left? Now That’s What I Call Progress

Even before recent health care nullification efforts, writers at the Tenth Amendment Center were calling for a federalism-driven debate on standard liberal issues like gay marriage, REAL ID, and medical marijuana. Finally, it seems, someone on the Left has recognized the wisdom of that strategy. I almost fell out of my chair this morning upon…

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Nullification in a Nutshell

The “Principles of 98,” as they came to be known, are rarely discussed in modern history lectures even though these are integral to understanding how our federal Constitution was intended to function. These are the principles of state interposition or nullification that assert that if the federal government fails to check itself through one of…

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Obama to California: “Water is Not a Right, It’s a Privilege”

The Central Valley’s water dilemma puts our food supply in jeopardy, not to mention the constitutional relationship between State and Federal government. The big question here- Who gets to make decisions about California’s water and on what grounds?  Read the article HERE Consider that the judicial solution holds that if the fish population is declining, we…

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Eeek, a Dissident Idea

The most important job of regime intellectuals of all stripes, besides promoting wars past, present, and future, and anything else that enhances the glory, power, and centralization of the state, is to smear opponents. Here Salon attacks Tom DiLorenzo and Tom Woods for dissenting from official history. Of course, mullification orginates with Jefferson and Madison…

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South Carolina to Ban Federal Currency?

Imagine my shock upon opening the Drudge Report this morning and seeing this article from CBSNews.com: South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state. In an interview, Pitts told Hotsheet that he believes that “if the federal government…

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Lady Liberty, Defiled by Uncle Sam

In the two score and seven years following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. federal government rapidly transmogrified into a national wrecking crew, bankrupting and otherwise devouring the Republic and its founding principles of personal liberty and protection from government intrusiveness. If Uncle Sam were ever a lean, fair-minded, slow-to-anger yeoman, see…

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