Down with the DOE!

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.…

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California’s Leash: It’s Own Water Supply

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…

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States take aim to block healthcare plan

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…

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Nullification in the NY Times

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…

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It’s True: Health Care Mandates are Unconstitutional

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.…

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South Dakotans to vote on legalizing medical marijuana

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…

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