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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Colorado is the first state to vote down FFA

I got an e-mail from Michael Boldin on Friday with the news that Colorado’s Fire Arms Freedom  Act was killed in committee, with a link to this article.  Something struck me as odd, when I read it.  The article lists the bills sponsor, Senator Schultheis, and has quotes from gun control advocate Tom Mauser who lost…

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Firearms Freedom Passes VA House

In what must be an unprecedented string of victories for advocates of state sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment in Virginia, HB 69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, passed the House of Delegates today with a bi-partisan vote of 70-29. HB 69: Declares that firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition made in Virginia and retained within the…

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Virginia Sovereignty Resolution Passes the House

When it rains, it pours. After stalling in committee last year, HJ 125, the Virginia Sovereignty Resolution, has passed the House by a vote of 76-20. The Resolution: Urges Congress to honor state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and claims sovereignty for the Commonwealth under the Tenth Amendment…

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Constitutional County Sheriffs in TN

Rep. Eddie Bass, a retired county sheriff, has introduced a resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly affirming the role of the constitutional sheriff in Tennessee counties.  HJR771 proposes an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would define the county sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.  The proposed amendment states: The…

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