Handouts vs Earning it

I personally address every envelope by hand. I personally write a name at the beginning of every letter by hand. I personally sign every letter by hand. And by doing that, I feel at least a small connection in knowing and personally communicating with the people who put their money on the line to support our work. It might not seem like much, but to me, even after my wrist feels like falling off after writing thousands of envelopes over 2 weeks – it’s extremely fulfilling.

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Black Friday for Tenthers

Leading and growing this national nullification movement takes a significant amount of money. One of the top ways we raise this money is by selling products and memberships. Every year during the Christmas shopping season, we offer some big discounts on all our products, and this year will be pushing even harder.

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Update: New TAC commenting via Google+

Just a minor website update – for our internal comments system. If you have a Google+ account, you can now log in and comment with it, as you can already with Facebook, Twitter and WordPress.com accounts. It’s a nice expansion, as G+ is going to be integrated with YouTube comments soon and should be expanding…

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Celebrating Constitution Day

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…

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See Dr. Tom Woods in Wisconsin Sept 21st !

Should Wisconsin Help Stop An Out-of-Control Federal Government ?

Dr. Tom Woods and other featured speakers and panel experts will answer that question and provide Wisconsinites nullification tools at Reclaiming the Republic: The Case for Nullification.   Join us Saturday, September 21st at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, WI, and learn how states’ rights can be asserted in Wisconsin ! Woods

State nullification is happening across our country.  State legislatures in other states are working to block unconstitutional federal interference in healthcare, firearms, marijuana, airport security, spying on and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, etc.  Why hasn’t Wisconsin government yet acted ?

Event speakers include Tom Woods, author of Nullification: How to Resist Tyranny in the 21st Century, is recognized as the foremost authority on state nullification.  Hear Dr. Woods lay out the historical basis and strategies for checking federal power.

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Pennsylvania Town Makes First Move To Preserve The Second Amendment

Local resistance to unconstitutional violations of the Second Amendment continues to grow with the Mt. Holly Springs, Pa. council passing a resolution declaring that its citizens have the right to own firearms “free of unreasonable restraint and regulation.”

Council members voted unanimously May 14 to pass a resolution affirming the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms.

The Second Amendment Preservation Resolution was based upon the Tenth Amendment Center’s model legislation and was proposed by resident Chris Rietmann. As reported in an article the Cumberland Sentinel, Reitmann explained why he proposed the bill saying, “I believe that the Framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully and, for the most part, it has worked very well for us for the last 200-plus years. I don’t believe you can legislate natural rights.”

The resolution is non-binding, and the city council chose to set aside a proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance that would have nullified any federal gun control laws within city limits. The council sent the ordinance its legislative council for review.

Rietmann said the goal of the ordinance was to forbid borough officials, including the police, from assisting the federal government in carrying out what he called “acts that deny local residents their Second Amendment rights.”

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Missouri Looking To Amend State Constitution To Bolster the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The State of Missouri is getting serious when it comes to protecting the gun rights of its citizens, and the legislature has proposed amending their State Constitution to show they that mean business.

Senate Joint Resolution 14 was passed by a landslide 29 to 2 vote on Apr. 4, and this proposed State Constitutional Amendment would provide ‘that a citizen has the right to keep and bear arms in defense of their family, in addition to the current rights in defense of home, person and property.’

The bill gets even better from there as it would not just re-affirm gun ownership rights for individuals but it would also remove ‘language stating that the right to keep and bear arms did not justify the wearing of concealed weapons’ and provide ‘that the rights guaranteed under this provision of the Constitution are unalienable. The State of Missouri is obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.’

The language in this proposed amendment is clear that the State of Missouri must act decisively in protecting the God-given right to bear arms. It is unclear how this would exactly take shape during a full-scale federal ban and seizure of firearms, but this type of action is a decisive rebuke of the would-be gun grabbers and creates the legal requirement that the State defend against such acts. The message is being sent loud and clear to the federal usurpers that at least one state will be firmly on the side of the people should they overstep their bounds on this important issue.

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North Dakota Bill Would Protect People from Drone Spying

A bill introduced in the North Dakota State House of Representatives looks to protect the privacy of its residents from the police state by making a set of guidelines for the use of unmanned drones in surveillance by law enforcement.

House Bill 1373 was introduced by Reps. Becker, Anderson, Beadle, Heilman, Hofstad, Monson, Rohr, Toman, Hanson and Sen. Sitte. It was first read on Jan. 21 and referred to the Judiciary Committee where no action has presently been taken.

The bill comes in response to the growing national concern over predator drones, the controversial machines used to drop bombs onto people in foreign lands, coming to American skies en masse. Public safety concerns abound after repeated instances of crashes both domestic and abroad. Another troubling bit of information is that the Air Force maintains the right to spy on and collect data from drone missions about American citizens without so much as a warrant for up to 90 days as long as they claim it wasn’t intentional.

The text of HB 1373 states that “except as provided in section 4 of this Act, a law enforcement agency may not use an unmanned aircraft for surveillance of a person within the state or for the surveillance of personal or business property located within the borders of the state to gather evidence or other information pertaining to criminal conduct.” Section 4 of the Act gives law enforcement the right to use drones for weather-related catastrophes, exigent circumstances requiring reasonable suspecion to prevent immediate danger to life or bodily harm and national border patrol.

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