Here’s a guy who many consider to be a pretty sound thinker on the Founders view of the constitution – Judge Andrew Napolitano. What did he have to say about states-resisting federal power with nullification? They are on firm historical ground, and firm constitutional ground as the Constitution was understood by those who wrote it.…Details
If Mark doesn’t consider this reasonable, deletes our post on facebook, or attacks us as pseudo-anything, that should speak volumes.
Here’s what we had to say, on my personal approval, on his facebook page today:
And for posterity, since we know his staff is prone to delete posts that disagree with him, here’s the full text:Details
Sometimes I enjoy re-reading old blog posts from the early days of the Tenth Amendment Center, which in our first year or so was little more than a quickly-growing blog.
The principles seem quite similar to what they are today, as evidenced by this Constitution-day post from 09-17-07:
Today is a day that’s not celebrated like many other “holidays” in American society. You see, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that appears to be nearly forgotten in America.
Sadly, over the years, people have stopped paying attention to the Constitution. It’s rare to hear people talking about the rules for government when discussing current events. And, it’s even more rare to hear politicians refusing to pass legislation because it’s not authorized by the Constitution.
Today is the government-mandated day to celebrate the document which is the set of rules for the federal government. A bit of an odd situation, but the day exists, nonetheless. Here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we consider every day a “Constitution Day.” And every day is a day which provides countless reasons to resist…Details
The organization known as being the most consistent supporter of the 2nd Amendment is Gun Owners of America. They’re generally referred to as “no compromise.” From my experience, I can’t find a thing to disagree with there.
I like that, since our organization is no compromise on the Constitution as well. We regularly repeat our goal, The Constitution. Every issue, every time. No exceptions, no excuses.
TAC and GOA would make great partners in support of the right to keep and bear arms. That’s why it was really good to see them tweet out a link to our 2nd Amendment Preservation Act today.
— GunOwnersofAmerica (@GunOwners) September 16, 2013
It’s a powerful piece of legislation which would require a state – and its political subdivisions – to stop enforcing federal laws regarding firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition. It would also ban the same from even assisting or participating in any way in those enforcement measures.Details
ROUND 2 STARTS TODAY
The Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act sailed through the legislature this year, but was vetoed by Jay Nixon. The House override vote squeezed through, and the senate override failed by one vote.
Why did it fail? Some of it was technical, some political and some strategic.
1. The Bill Itself
FACT: The more a bill tries to accomplish, the less of a chance it has at becoming law.
HB436 tried to accomplish far too much and became susceptible to weakness. Conceal-carry, free speech issues, and the like should not be in a bill with a goal of nullifying FEDERAL violations of the 2nd Amendment. Why? Because it won’t become law.
STRATEGY: Keep it short and simple. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Mom was right.Details
And while you’re at it, please consider getting involved in the effort to nullify federal gun “laws” -
Just a quick update from our Facebook page – we just hit 100,000 likes this afternoon. This is a huge milestone and shows that no matter how stacked the odds are against us winning for liberty, people keep coming to our aid. Thank you for being here, and for supporting our work. Post by Tenth…Details