There are no teachers in the Federal Department of Education. This bureaucracy only takes resources from the education process. In Oregon, as a state we spend $9257/year per student on education. In addition, the Federal Govt. taxes the citizens of Oregon $1500/year, per student, of which it returns $1000 in the form of block grants.…Details
Bob Vander Plaats, candidate for Governor of Iowa, on invoking the 10th.
And here’s a short follow up article on this in the DesMoines Register. It includes TAC’s entire model 10th Amendment resolution, which lays out the proper role of the federal government under the constitution.
Will Cardoza and Jim Costa were opposed to the national health care plan last week, but oh how quickly things can change in Washington DC. This week, after Federal agencies lifted a controversial ban that had deprived Central Valley farmers of their essential water supply, Cardoza and Costa were suddenly found amongst the ‘yes’ voters…Details
CNN reports on the state-level resistance to national health care: Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to pass a law saying no thanks to part of President Obama’s health care proposal. The Idaho Health Care Freedom Act says in part, “every person within the state of Idaho is and shall be free to choose…Details
Reuters follows the lead of the New York Times, and others, who have been giving the 10th Amendment movement some fair reporting and coverage of late. Here’s the latest: As the Congress once again rallies to pass healthcare reform legislation, momentum is growing in many states to pass laws to block the changes — a…Details
A fair reference to Tom Woods in the NY Times? And on states rights and nullification? Amazing: “Everything we’ve tried to keep the federal government confined to rational limits has been a failure, an utter, unrelenting failure — so why not try something else?” said Thomas E. Woods Jr., a senior fellow at the Ludwig…Details
Podcast: Play in new window | Download I had the honor and pleasure of spending a few minutes on the Dori Monson show today, which is broadcast on KIRO, 97.3-FM in Seattle, Washington. The obvious topic – are health care mandates constitutional? As readers of the Tenth Amendment Center are likely to know already, no.…Details
I get angry every time I hear the word entitlement. I have to ask; how am I entitled to anything but my own labor? We have this unhealthy attitude in America that seems to be growing that just because we want it, we should get it. We have politicians feeding this selfish sentiment, and the…Details
Campaign for Liberty’s Kevin Brett interviews historian and author Tom Woods during CPAC 2010.
The interview covers topics such as the tea parties, the political climate, the nullification movement, how Tom came to hold his beliefs, and the Ron Paul effect.
From the Associated Press: South Dakotans will be asked to vote on legalizing marijuana for use in treating pain, nausea and other health problems. The secretary of state’s office has approved a petition seeking a statewide vote on the proposal in November. A similar measure narrowly failed in the 2006 election, when it received 48…Details