Idaho to Consider Constitutional Tender Legislation

Introduced by Rep. Lenore Barrett in the Idaho State House yesterday is House Bill 622 (H0622), the Constitutional Tender Act. If passed, the act would make law that: the state shall neither compel nor require any person to recognize, receive, pay out, deliver, promise to pay or otherwise use or employ any thing but gold…

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The Tenthers

Nolan Finley is a very conventional columnist for the Detroit News. Nolan has just published a very good column (for the most part) on the Tenth Amendment movement. However, he just has to get in that one little comment that separates him from the radical states’ rights movement (radical … meaning scholarly and “no surrender”):…

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Wyoming Legislature Passes the Firearms Freedom Act

Today, on its 3rd reading, the Wyoming Senate passed HB95, the Firearms Freedom Act, by a vote of 30-0. (h/t Kristy Tyrney, Wyoming10A.org) The bill states: A personal firearm, a firearm action or receiver, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state to be used or sold within the…

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Wyoming Affirms Sovereignty

Yesterday, the Wyoming Legislature voted to approve House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2) which “claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” The resolution originally passed the House on 02-17-10. Yesterday the…

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Selective Reading Of The Constitution

One favored method of dismissing the sovereignty of state governments is to quote the Supremacy Clause, saying that since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land that state laws are necessarily subordinate to federal law. The only problem with this reading is that they fail to read the entire Supremacy Clause. To remedy…

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Wyoming House Passes Firearms Freedom Act

Last week, the Wyoming house overwhelmingly passed House Bill 95 (HB95), the Firearms Freedom Act. The bill states: “that specified firearms that are manufactured, sold, purchased, possessed and used exclusively within Wyoming shall be exempt from federal regulation, including registration requirements” In 2009, both Tennessee and Montana passed the Act into state law. Last week,…

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Chuck Norris: Obama vs. the 10th Amendment

Chuck Norris has delivered a roundhouse kick to national health care “reform” at World Net Daily; noting for the umpteenth time that there is in fact no constitutional authority whatsoever for the ongoing federal efforts. He said As I watched the C-SPAN health-care summit charade Thursday, what disturbed me most was not the typical partisan…

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The Tenth Amendment Summit Recap

Atlanta, Georgia (TAC) March 1, 2010 For two days last week, candidates for both state and federal offices in the 2010 elections gathered together to discuss strategies for upholding a strict interpretation of the 10th Amendment, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the…

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Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Passes the House!

The Ayes have it: AYES: 35 NAYS: 23 NOT VOTING: 2 The first reading already took place in the Arizona Senate on the February 25th. The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article I, Section 8, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, gives them nearly…

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