This is an excerpt of his lecture on “What Ever Happened to the Constitution?”
Recorded 29 July 2010 at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
The short answer to your question is that the Civil War had no effect on state sovereignty and nullification, at least not legally. Some people may point to the Fourteenth Amendment as evidence that the federal government acquired expansive new powers over the states, but that argument doesn’t hold weight when scrutinized closely.Details
How do you honor the veterans and respect the military?
NEVER. EVER. EVER again allow the feds to send the military to risk their lives in an unconstitutional war.Details
In yet another misguided attempt to use the courts to do what the Constitution has already done, a group of plaintiffs will have their challenge to ObamaCare care heard by the Supreme Court.Details
A bill that would set the stage for turning off the water at the NSA datacenter facility in Bluffdale, Utah will get a public hearing this month, and your action can help move the legislation forward.Details
In late September, two generous supporters gave the TAC $5000 to start doing some higher-quality web videos – with a goal of being able to reach new people with our message. Nullification and the Constitution, of course. The results? On this very modest budget, some great return so far – Around 60,000 total views and…Details
What’s more dangerous to the Constitution and liberty –
1. The voter who completely disregards the constitution – only caring about what they want to get done?
2. The voter who actively hates the Constitution?
3. The voter who claims to be a constitutionalist, but really knows almost nothing about the constitution – and supports people who actively violate it?
Personally, I think #3. I run into a significant number of republicans who fit that category, sadly enough. One guy tonight even claimed he had never voted for a person who violated the constitution. When asked for an example of who he supports, the first person he named is someone that is one of the most anti-constitutional state legislators in the country.
I think ignorance is the greatest danger. You?
Tuesday wasn’t just a big day at the ballot box for Republicans. It also featured significant victories for advocates of decentralized governance. The people of several states flexed their muscles at the ballot box, directing their states to essentially ignore federal overreach.Details