Dick Armey Praises Hamilton, Inserts Foot in Mouth

In its ongoing attempt to take over the “tea party” movement the Republican Party recently dragged out Dick Armey, who promptly placed his right foot directly into his mouth by claiming that all those statist liberals out there do not support the ideas in The Federalist Papers. A member of the audience who I suspect…

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Constitutional Confusion: The 2nd, the Guard and the Militia

Two of the most common constitutional misunderstandings we receive by email here at the Tenth Amendment Center are: 1. The General Welfare clause of the preamble authorizes the federal government to enact all kinds of programs – including health care, environmental controls, and the like. 2. The National Guard is not the militia. The militia…

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Idaho Governor Signs Health Care Freedom Act into Law

Today, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter welcomed legislative sponsors to his office at the Capitol today for the signing of House Bill 391 – the Idaho Health Freedom Act. “Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare ‘reform’ bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words.…

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Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment website launched!

A new web site has been created to educate Kansans about the proposed Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment. This Constitutional Amendment would preserve certain existing rights regarding health care. Aside from reading the amendment and learning more about its intent, you can also sign an online petition supporting the effort. The purpose of the Amendment…

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Tenthers are Obstructionists!

First we were called racists, now we’re something else because we demand that the government follow the constitution – every issue, every time. No exceptions, no excuses. Brian Melendez, head of the DFL party in Minnesota, has this to say in a recent interview with MN public radio: “The tea party tends to identify themselves…

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State measures quickly crafted as end runs around legislation

Mimi Hall reports on state-level resistance to national health care in the USA Today: In a backlash against President Obama’s health care legislation that stretches from Virginia to California, lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are scrambling to undercut the bill before it even passes Congress. Earlier this month, Virginia became the first…

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Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

And you thought you had to pay them? Ridiculous! Senator Harry Reid says, “the government doesn’t force you to pay taxes.” Reid says that he “doesn’t accept the phraseology” that the government “forcefully takes money from you.” Really, I am not joking. Oh … and he says that the reason our system is called a…

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