From time to time, people ask me to share my guiding principles.
I can explain the foundational philosophy of the Tenth Amendment Center in a single sentence:
Follow the Constitution, every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.
But some even deeper fundamental ideas led me to my involvement in TAC and drive my basic political ideology.
The first is the concept of self-ownership.
I own me.
I should maybe back up and explain that I actually believe God to be the ultimate sovereign. But He gave me free will and granted me sovereignty over myself – self ownership. I choose to submit to His will and place Him back on the throne as a follower, but that isn’t relevant politically speaking, and the concept of self ownership works regardless of your religious belief.
John Locke summed it up nicely:Details