States Were Expected to Keep Federal Power in Check

As Thomas E. Woods, Jr. points out in his book Nullification and his website Nullification: Answering the Objections : “If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in 1798 on government powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”

The Virginia Resolutions of 1798 were drafted by James Madison and agreed to by the legislature of Virginia, James Madison referred to it as the “Duty” of the state to interpose between and federal government and the citizens of the state.

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A Question for Limited Government Centralizers

The phenomenon that continues to amaze me is how we who believe in decentralization often find ourselves in political agreement with people who hold completely different conceptions about the correct role of government. Conversely, those who agree with us politically are often the harshest critics of our insistence on decentralization.

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Leftist Hacks Spread More Disinfo About 10th Amendment

The logic behind this article is that since Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lost an extremely close Virginia governor’s race, the 10th Amendment is dead. This is mainly because Cuccinelli showed opposition to ObamaCare and sympathy toward it being nullified. He also said some words about charity not being the function of government. Therefore, Tenthers are evil and over.

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