The Tenth Amendment, from a Progressive

Here is an interesting perspective from an unlikely position on the spectrum. It is not often that the Tenth Amendment is covered in the mainstream, and when it is, it’s often associated with the Tea Party or conservatism (it would be with libertarianism as well, assuming the mainstream media would cover them as well). Here’s…

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Want To Get Involved? Here’s How!

Want to get involved and not know how? The question was asked of me this morning on the Aroostook Watchmen Radio Program with Steve Martin and Jack McCarthy and I immediately thought of putting this out. There are many passionate activists around America today who have been concerned and follow the events with a close eye. There are others who wish to be involved, but they don’t know how.

We all attend rallies, local meetings, and swap perspectives through our political discourse, expressing discontent and debating the truth. But does action ever occur? Many of us fall into the trap of, as I like to put it, showing up to the Pep Rally and not showing up to the big game. This isn’t because we’re not willing, but because we don’t know how. I’m confronted with the question often and help get people up to speed. But there may be more people out there, like you and I, who wish to help in bettering the world around us.

Nullification is the rising solution to the unconstitutional actions of the Federal Government, as people are becoming aware. It is not the final solution, but it’s the major first step in returning the powers back to where they belong, in the States. Advancing nullification will result in restoring the balance of government and ensuring that our processes become more accessible to everyday citizens, as opposed to being available to only career politicians and lawyers.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Nullification On The Table in Maine

In Maine, a bill submitted by Rep. Richard Cebra (R-Naples) would nullify the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act of 2010 if passed. LD 58 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary today and is the first of several submitted Tenth Amendment-related pieces of legislation to move forward.

Titled “An Act To Prohibit Enforcement of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, the bill would make it a Class C crime in the State of Maine for attempted enforcement of this law by any member of the Federal Government. Punishment under the bill for attempted enforcement has a maximum of up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Attempted enforcement by any State official would be a Class D crime, punishable with up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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