So, by the name of our center everyone can tell we emphasize the Tenth Amendment, but why? The Ninth Amendment is a much more powerful statement (in support of liberty) in the Constitution: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” That’s Natural Rights!!!…Details
The following video is an interview by radio talk show host Sue Jeffers of KTLK 100.3 in the Twin Cities. She is talking with MN State Senate candidate Krysia Weidell. What a blessing to have a candidate of this caliber stepping up! We the People need more candidates of this caliber if we ever hope…Details
cross-posted from The Beacon
It goes without saying that if Bush had presided over a phony end to the Iraq war, expanded the Afghanistan war, extended its reach into Pakistan, solidified the state secrets doctrine and claimed in no uncertain terms the right to assassinate American citizens without due process, the left would be up in arms. The partisan hypocrisy concerning war-related issues is clear.
But what about economic and domestic policy? What if the Bush administration had sunk the country another trillion dollars into debt with the explicit promise that his plan was all that could prevent a 9% unemployment rate – only to then stumble for a year with an unemployment rate closer to 10%? What if the Bush administration had imposed a mandate forcing Americans to patronize the health insurance industry? What if the Bush administration had been in place for these two years since the financial collapse, overseeing an obviously sheepish economy whose only signs of recovery are transparently superficial and temporary bumps in consumption and the employment for census workers? And speaking of “transparency,” what if Bush had vowed to have his deliberations with the medical industry out in the open, to put every major bill on the web before it was voted on, and to have the health care debate on C-Span for all the world to see, only to renege totally on these assurances and every other promise of transparency? What if the Bush administration had simultaneously designated carbon to be a “pollutant” while proposing to create a market in the right to pollute, with credits given to big firms to be bought and sold on Wall Street? What if the Bush administration had overseen the BP oil spill, with regulatory agents asleep at the wheel and had decided, unilaterally, to cap the company’s liability? What if the Bush administration had won an election on one major domestic promise – to take the corruption and chaos out of the financial markets and steady the economy back on track – only to preside over an expansion of the power of the very same agencies that led the markets astray, all the while those markets showed little sign of improving? What if the Bush administration had established such a flurry of ad hoc interventions as to frighten investors away from wanting to invest in the private economy?Details
I’m not sure how you can have a Tenth Amendment web site without linking to the Tenth Amendment Center, but there it is. The videos are interesting, anyway. A couple Beltway insiders talking about the Tenth Amendment.
cross-posted from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center
The House Republicans’ release of its “Pledge to America” has been met with criticism from across the ideological spectrum. While excoriation from the left was inevitable, those who were hoping that the GOP would set out a detailed agenda for limiting government were also not satisfied.
The 48-page document contains more pictures of Republican members of Congress than it does evidence that the GOP is seriously prepared to cut spending. While the introductory commentary is designed to appeal to the tea party movement, the actual “plan” to return budgetary sanity to Washington is both timid and incomplete.
The following are some thoughts on the pledge’s “plan to stop out of control spending and reduce the size of government”:Details
Tom Woods interviewed by Phil Russo and Jason Hoyt of Tea Party Patriots Live – 660AM WORL in Orlando – on September 25, 2010. Tom Woods will be the keynote speaker at Nullify Now! in Orlando on 10-10-10. Click here to get tickets – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ – or call 888-71-TICKETS “The establishment does not want you…Details
On Saturday, Sept. 25, Kentucky 10th Amendment Center chapter coordinator Mike Maharrey spoke at a freedom rally on the steps of the state capitol building in Frankfort. He discussed the Kentucky Resolution of 1798, emphasizing that states pushing back against overreaching federal power is not some radical or extremist idea, but the very remedy the…Details
On Independence Day weekend just a couple months ago, I was reading Tom Woods’ new book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. As I was reading through the excellent book, I had a realization: if the subject matter was to have any impact on our current political landscape, it needs to get into the hands of the state legislators who can immediately do something about it.
Thus, the Utah Nullification Project was born.Details
Be sure to attend the great Nullify Now event scheduled for October 10 in Orlando. I’ll be speaking, as will Gary Johnson (former governor of New Mexico), and many others. Will be a great time — well, for people with open minds, that is. The “shut up and obey” crowd won’t like it much.Details