Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey will appear on the Baldy and Blonde show on WGSO 990AM New Orleans on Wednesday evening at 5:18 CST. You can tune in online at www.baldyandtheblonde.com Maharrey will discuss the constitutional ramifications of the U.S. military actions in Libya and the planned 10th Amendment Center silver coin.Details
On July 26, 2010, Rob Pepe wrote on our facebook page,
On November 9, 2010, every legislator in the state of Utah received a copy of Nullification courtesy of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center.
Following the lead of these forward thinkers and borrowing our project name from Sheriff Mack’s, “No Sheriff Left Behind“ project, the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center is happy to report a large stride toward fulfilling Rob’s idea.Details
AUSTIN — A bill which aims to prohibit “enhanced pat-downs” in Texas airports is being supported by an ever-growing coalition, including Texans for Accountable Government (TAG), an Austin-based activist group.
The bill, HB 1937 authored by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), is supported by a broad, trans-partisan coalition of nearly 40 Republican and Democratic Legislators, as well as a number of other groups concerned with individual liberty and privacy rights including TAG the Travis County Republican Party, the Travis County Libertarian Party, the Central Texas Republican Liberty Caucus. Simpson also has the backing of U.S. Congressman John Carter of Texas.
“Rep. Simpson’s bill is a prime example of the Texas Legislature fulfilling its duty to protect its constituents and both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions,” said Heather Fazio of TAG. “When our own federal government is overseeing such an intrusion of personal rights, it becomes the responsibility of the states to keep that power in check — which is exactly what this bill does.”
A bill has been introduced by Representative Mel Newendyke (R-Litchfield) that, if passed, would nullify all Federal laws that violate the Constitution by regulating intrastate commerce laws. The Tenth Amendment states that all laws not specifically given to the Federal Government or prohibited to the States, are then left to the States and the people.…Details
On January 27th, Missouri State Representative Mike Leara introduced House Bill 361 (HB361), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” Last Thursday, the Missouri House passed it by a vote of 118-37. It now goes on to the state senate for further consideration.
If passed into law, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Missouri and that remains within the borders of Missouri is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.”
So far, 8 states have passed a version of the Firearms Freedom Act into law – Montana and Tennessee in 2009, and Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, and South Dakota last year. More than a dozen other states are also considering the act as well.Details
The Nullify Now event at Southern New Hampshire University was, as expected, a big success. This was the first time protesters showed up to one of our events. They thought we were funded by Koch money or something. (That’s typical of how tone-deaf I generally find the Left to be: the Kochs would not touch…Details
Before the ink used to draft the new Constitution was even dry, the plot subvert it had already been hatched…Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo introduces you to the the primary conspirators.
On Friday, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act (SB0079), making health care freedom the law of the land in Tennessee. The Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act is a direct response to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by Congress last year.
While SB0079 does not seek to nullify the federal law in its entirety, the goal of the new law is to ensure that Tennesseans are free to choose whether to participate in the federal plan, choose another plan, or not participate in any plan at all.Details
In a recent post, I explained that Congress obtains authority to spend money from its enumerated powers. All of those powers inherently require some expenditures—at least to buy the pen and ink needed to write the laws. Some powers, such as the power to “maintain a Navy” (Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 13) require expenditure of great deal of money.
In addition, the Necessary and Proper Clause (I-8-18) enables Congress to spend funds to carry out a power in ways customary at the Founding or reasonably necessary. For instance, Congress may hire revenue officers to collect the taxes authorized by I-8-1 because such was Founding Era custom, and it may maintain IRS websites because such has become reasonably necessary for efficient tax collection.
The Constitution imposed several limits on taxes, of which two are important here. First, Congress could tax only to raise funds to be spent “to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.” (I-8-1). During the Confederation era, there had been many cases of states discriminating against other states, even in conduct of the Revolutionary War. As explained during the ratification debates, the General Welfare Clause was designed to ensure that taxes could not be imposed purely to benefit particular sections of the country or particular special interests. The goal was to ensure that government spent money impartially—a goal inherent in the Founders’ belief that government was a public trust, subject to fiduciary standards.Details
I find very few government agencies to be worse than the TSA. The violate people’s rights with impunity every day. They aren’t good at what they do, and well – read this, from Wired: The TSA, which has deployed at least 500 body scanners to at least 78 airports, said Tuesday the machines meet all…Details