No Water = No NSA Data Center – that, and other ways the 4th Amendment Protection Act can effectively push back against NSA spying.Details
“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
- Mark Twain
Gary Franchi of WHDT-TV interviews Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin on NSA spying and the campaign to resist on a state level.Details
The American doctrine is the logical resultant of the philosophy of the Revolution. If men are all equal in the sense that they have equal rights, if they form governments to protect those rights, then there must be somewhere a fundamental set of rules which delineates those rights and lays down the terms on which…Details
“The laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere, and when they depart from this sphere, they are no longer supreme or binding.”
“There is nothing in the Constitution which says the states are required to enforce or implement federal acts”
“If this be treason, make the most of it.”
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In Utah, the Bluffdale Data Center will require 1.7 million gallons of water every single day to operate – keep computers cool. That water is being provided by the State of Utah.
They can TURN IT OFF!
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by Jon Roland, Constitution Society
There have been a number of Frequently Asked Questions pages posted on the Net concerning the government “shutdown” and debt ceiling, which provide commonly conceived “answers”, but it seems fitting to provide some more constitutionally enlightened answers to some of those questions:
- If there is no congressional appropriation, how can the government keep spending money on “essential” operations? Constitutionally, it can’t. There is no constitutional exception for “essential” operations. If government complied with the Constitution, it would have to shut down all spending and proceed entirely using unpaid volunteers, as it did in the beginning.
- How can some spending be outside the appropriation process? Constitutionally it can’t. It is done on the rationalization that the Constitution does not explicitly forbid setting up “independent” agencies that may be “self-funded” from their own taxes or fees, or forbid multi-year appropriations for other than the Army, but the Constitution doesn’t authorize those things, either, and one cannot logically infer a power from the omission of a prohibition on its exercise. The design established by the Constitution requires all revenues go into the Treasury, and all disbursements to be made under appropriations that may not extend beyond the terms of Congress, which are two year periods.
- Why can’t government workers volunteer? Constitutionally, there is no authority to stop them from doing so, although there is a 19th century criminal statute that forbids it. The statute could constitutionally forbid volunteers to use government-owned assets, but the only authority to forbid voluntary action would be to fire them, and they could then volunteer as non-employees using their own resources. Of course, if government prosecutors are “furloughed” there would be no one to enforce the statute. Somehow, one suspects it is a dead letter.
Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Mike Maharrey spends an hour chatting about the Tenth Amendment, decentralization and nullification with Mike Paczesny and Kristan Harris on The Rundown Live out of Milwaukee.