Milestones in TAC history: Rachel Maddow attacks

Over the years, the Tenth Amendment Center has absorbed its share of attacks. Criticism comes from both the left and the right.  Groups spanning the political spectrum from the Heritage Foundation to the Southern Poverty Law Center have fired at TAC with both barrels. We’ve been accused of fear mongering by the right and racism…

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About the Tenth Amendment Center

Starting in 1767, in response to the Townshend Acts, John Dickinson, often referred to as “the Penman of the Revolution” wrote a series of 12 essays known as “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania.” In his first, he spent time discussing the last of the acts, the New York Restraining Act, which was punishment for…

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Milestones in TAC history: breaking the Susie Castillo TSA story

Last spring,  we got a little taste of  just how much influence the Tenth Amendment Center can potentially wield. In April 2011, I was poking around the Internet when I stumbled across a video made by former Miss USA Susie Castillo moments after an invasive TSA patdown in the Dallas airport.  In it, she tearfully…

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The 10th Amendment

“The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States were reserved to the States or to the people. It added nothing to the instrument as originally ratified.” – United States v. Sprague, 282 U.S. 716, 733 (1931). The founding fathers…

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