Isn’t it About Time?

Our Framers of the Constitution knew that the government that they had just created could be a blessing or a curse depending on how well oue elected officials would honor their covenant with the people.

They believed that all men had been endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. They also knew that throughout the history of mankind there has always been individuals in society that have sought to use their wealth and power to enslave their fellow man.

They knew that if the Consitution was strictly obeyed it would be the source of peace, prosperity and freedom. They also knew that if the rich and powerful were waiting in the wings to take over, if the people were not ever vigilant. They understood that the government they created to protect us would one day become the source of our enslavement.

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Tenth Amendment Center Position Available

The Tenth Amendment Center is currently seeking to fill the position of National Tour Development Coordinator. This is a part-time, commission-based, contract position.

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A Tenther. You proudly recognize that the constitution isn’t about political parties or political ideologies – it’s about limiting federal power – and this allows both “liberal” and “conservative” programs to flourish in their own areas as the people of the states determine. You’re an advocate of nullification. You might not be an expert, but you at least know a little about the following – the Principles of ’98, Joshua Glover, the Real ID act of 2005, Thomas E Woods, Jr, Sheriff Mack, Gonzales v Raich, and the Alien and Sedition Acts. You equally oppose Obamacare, the Patriot Act, the federal war on drugs, the department of education, wars without congressional declaration, and TARP – recognizing they are all violations of the constitution.

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TSA Highway Searches: Nail in the Coffin of the 4th Amendment?

by Ron Paul

If you thought the “Transportation Security Administration” would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well. TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete with a sinister military-style acronym–VIP(E)R—as a name for the program.

As with TSA’s random searches at airports, these roadside searches are not based on any actual suspicion of criminal activity or any factual evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever by those detained. They are, in effect, completely random. So first we are told by the U.S. Supreme Court that American citizens have no 4th amendment protections at border crossings, even when standing on U.S. soil. Now TSA takes the next logical step and simply detains and searches U.S. citizens at wholly internal checkpoints.

The slippery slope is here. When does it end? How many more infringements on our liberties, our property, and our basic human rights to travel freely will it take before people become fed up enough to demand respect from their government? When will we demand that the government heed obvious constitutional limitations, and stop treating ordinary Americans as criminal suspects in the absence of probable cause?

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It’s Not Just What You Pack, It’s How You Pack It

by Becky Akers, LewRockwell.com blog The TSA’s dimwits deemed a carry-on bag “suspicious … at the Newport News-Williamsburg [VA] International Airport Thursday[, which] led agents to find a ‘gold-colored brick with a stamp indicating a value of $10 million’” when they unconstitutionally searched it. Naturally, the government’s goldbricks then ran their victim’s ID  through a “database.…

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