Local interposition

Please thank this man! St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis shows Gov. Jindal and a host of other state and local officials how the Principals of ’98 (interposition) can be implemented if only they can find the courage to challenge the perceived omnipotence of the federal government. “Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled…

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Civil disobedience on the Gulf Coast

Deroy Murdock had a devastating piece July 9th on the federal government’s unconscionable response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (http://article.nationalreview.com/437803/gulf-state-officials-should-defy-obstructionist-feds/deroy-murdock). The catalogue he provides of federal ineptitude and interference is worthy of reading in and of itself, but it is his advice at the end that I wish to draw your…

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Supreme Court ruling on firearms…and nullification

I generally take a dim view of gun-control laws, believing they do more harm than good (i.e., making the law-abiding more vulnerable to criminals). That said, today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in McDonald vs. City of Chicago does not have me rejoicing. The further expansion of the SCOTUS’s 14th…

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No State Legislator Left Behind.

Just as Sheriff Mack of Arizona launched a campaign to deliver copies of his book The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope (see www.sheriffmack.com for more information) to every county sheriff in the United States, I would like to recommend that we launch a similar campaign to deliver copies of Dr. Thomas Woods’s latest book Nullification:…

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Disposing the Doctrine of Judicial Supremacy

In addition to Robert Nagel’s column on rejecting judicial remedies for our political disagreements (posted earlier on the Tenther blog), National Review Online has also treated us to two columns by Prof. Robert Lowry Clinton. The first, “Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution,” disposes of the doctrine of judicial supremacy by looking at the Supreme Court’s…

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Against Judicial Supremacy

Much has been made of the coalition of state attorneys-general suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the recently enacted health care bill. But while many of us are happy to see the state governments taking some form of action to preserve their powers and to protect the liberties of their citizens from federal…

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Refreshing the Spirit of Liberty

It is remarkable just how much the situation of the states today resembles the situation of the colonies prior to the War for Independence with Great Britain. As our Patriot forefathers before us, we are met with a corrupt, distant government – theirs in London, ours in Washington, D. C. – intent on concentrating all…

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They’ve Been Trampling Our Rights for Decades!

The following letter is from Louisiana State Senator, A.G. Crowe to all the other legislators in that state. He’s a 10th Amendment Pledge signer and author of SCR2, Louisiana’s State Sovereignty Resolution, which passed both houses in 2009. Linda and I want to take a moment to let you know that it is an honor…

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