With Divided Power Comes Great Responsibility

When one examines the mindset of those who support a centralized government structure, there is one common element that is found in both the Neo-Conservative model and the current socialist regime- fear.

During the W Bush years, many who sought protection from what they feared were willing to cede liberty and freedom in exchange for a perceived protection from bad things.  Fearful Americans abided as wonton attacks on our constitutional rights were made right out in the open


The 10-4 Pledge: Scraping Away Political Teflon

Many times in the world of political struggle, promises are made without disclosure of an ulterior motive.  Not so with the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge and many are already picking up on what this new tool means for the republic. Last week, Rusty Richter, a state candidate in Michigan, became one of the latest…


Another Victory for the States

Skeptical statists will tell you that the 10th Amendment doesn’t have teeth, that is has not been backed by the the Supreme Court, that we who are rallying behind it are a silly novelty.  They are greatly missing the point.

The Tenth Amendment movement does not wait for approval from Federal lawmakers or courts to be validated, nor does it need to.  The first example in the past decade of state sovereignty scoring a victory without official acknowledgement from DC came when the REAL ID program (Papers please…) came to a grinding halt after multiple states simply said they wouldn’t do it.

What was the response of all powerful Federal behemoth to such insolence?  Not much at all really.

There were no tanks rolling down the streets, no court decisions, no legislative debate- REAL ID simply went away quietly once the states asserted their rightful position under the 10th Amendment to nullify an unconstitutional Federal move.


Sovereignty Resolutions: A Message to the UNITED STATES

Time after time I see this: “Sovereignty resolutions are a pointless waste of time.  The Federal Government has yet to acknowledge one and they aren’t even legally binding.” Such a statement can only come from a very narrow view of our current reality. Sovereignty, above all else legal and otherwise, is a state of mind. …


We ARE Mainstream

Every attempt is being made by the corporate media to peg the 10th Amendment movement as just another incarnation of the Republican party.  Attacks on liberty minded folks blindly color us with the same contempt previously directed at the Neo-Conservatives and other right wing groups. There’s just one problem with their strategy- this movement is…


Obama: Establishment Pawn

When I first heard about Mr. Obama, upstart Senator from Illinois I liked the story.  An American tale indeed, immigrant father meets American mother.  Even the bloodline connection to Dick Cheney was a part of the improbable saga.  Way before the presidential primary campaign I decided to subscribe to his podcast, but after listening something…