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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What is America’s View of Socialism?

A recent Gallup Poll suggests 36% of Americans have a “positive image of Socialism.” It is telling when the results are broken into groups. 53% of Democrats have a positive attitude compared to 17% of Republicans. Here is my analysis after reviewing the poll results. The poll respondents were asked “Just off the top of…

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John Dickinson: The Penman of the Revolution

The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. They centered primarily on the raising of revenue for the crown and asserting central authority over governors and judges in the colonies. They were widely hated and met with…

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Protecting Rights: D.C. is the Worst Choice for the Job

Yesterday, in response to the Kansas Senate passing SCR1615 (Sovereignty Resolution) a Kansas reporter asked me the following question: the kansas senate has adopted a resolution affirming the state’s 10th amendment rights. the amendment supports the repeal of all federal laws that compel the state to do something. some legislators here say that means the…

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NY Times Dislikes Anti-Government Movement

The serfs pause in picking the regime’s crops. They raise their heads, and look piercingly at the handsome tax-eater castle on the hill, and wonder about the justice of their plight. The tax-eaters, always unsure of their control over the serfs anyway, grow more nervous, and one of their house organs, the NY Times, expresses…

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