Health care freedom on Buckeye ballot

The Tenth Amendment declares emphatically that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution are reserved to the States, or to the people.

In Ohio, the people will have the opportunity to speak.

On Tuesday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted certified 426,998 petition signatures, more than enough to place a state constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot. If passed, the amendment will make it illegal for any local, state or federal law to require Ohio residents to purchase health insurance, effectively nullifying a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.

“This puts the decision making right where it belongs, in the hands of Ohioans,” Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said. “The entire health care bill is unconstitutional, but not even the most twisted constitutional reading can wring out a federal power to require Americans to buy health insurance. Hopefully, the people of Ohio will take this opportunity to tell the feds to take a long hike off a short bridge.”

Polling seems to indicate they will. A March 2011 survey by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati indicated that 57 percent of Ohioans hold an unfavorable view of the health care act.


Tenther Radio 07-27-11. Guests, Sheriff Mack, Mary Pilcher-Cook

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Has It Really Come To This?

cross-posted from the Rhode Island Tenth Amendment Center

How is it that there even exists a Food Freedom Ordinance ( anywhere in the United States? With many of our liberties being seemingly taken away by bogus legislation, this one goes to the heart of the matter. Our way of life in America is under attack, starting with the dismantling of our Constitution. There has been so much focus on the Constitution being outdated and no longer applicable in our present day lives. WHAT? People, this is simple. If you live (legally) in the U.S., you agree to live by our U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the state in which you reside. In fact, it is your duty as a citizen to do so (

Since we are natural beings, we are designed to be outdoors and working the land as part of our natural makeup. So the applicable analogy here is: If one has the unalienable right to plant a garden, then ignores it (by choice), one does not eat. If one has the unalienable right to be free, then does not practice (by choice), that which extends ones’ freedom, then that person is enslaved. Much of mankind has ignored that which keeps him free, evidenced throughout much of the Middle East, much of Asia and Africa for so long; and which therefore, now becomes the encroaching enslavement of the West. Further, it could be contended that focus on the erosion of our U.S. Constitution is an intentional diversion away from what people really should be focusing on to maintain many of their freedoms. The unalienable rights referred to of course are found in the Declaration Of Independence. These unalienable rights preceed (In Congress, July 4, 1776) the Constitution (September 17, 1787) itself, just as mans’ desire to be free has preceeded every document or declaration of law as far back as Adam.