A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. -Greek proverb One thing that’s certain about this movement to save the republic from our own centralized state, is that the fruits of our labor are far, far off. You cannot reverse decades of centralization in one…Details
I’m no degreed scholar- I don’t even have a 4 year education, so why is it that I can dive into the ‘murky waters’ of the constitution and feel confident about what I find? Because the Constitution was crafted to be understood by AVERAGE people- not to be the exclusive territory of academia. Many times…Details
Or, at least, we think alike. The junior Senator from Kentucky recently said that to believe in a ”right” to health care one must support slavery: I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. He’s right of course. As I pointed out nearly two…Details
Some guy named Doug Thompson took a cheap shot at Ron Paul recently in an incoherent article titled “The Constitutional hypocrisy of Ron Paul.” From what I could gather, Thompson’s claim is that Ron Paul supports nullification and the 10th Amendment, therefore Ron Paul is a racist because a document published in 1956 called the Southern Manifesto once alluded to nullification.
No mention of the Virginia or Kentucky Resolutions, or of Thomas Jefferson.Details
Though many living in New England today might be loathe to admit it, there is a long history of nullification being used in the region to defy unconstitutional federal edicts. This week, the town of Sedgwick, Maine voted to carry on that proud tradition by nullifying certain federal agricultural regulations.
They did so through what might be the most legitimate form of democratic expression left in America: the New England town meeting. (Which have been held in the Sedgwick town hall since 1794.)
“Sedgwick citizens…to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing,”
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In an overwhelming 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the odious Westboro Baptist Church and the First Amendment. That is, the amendment which protects ALL speech, not just politically-correct, state-approved speech. Bravo. The nine highest-paid federal judges in the land have proved themselves capable of comprehending the plain language of the Constitution. Why then, we…Details
By Robert Higgs: Great Leader, who art in Washington, Hallowed be thy name. Thy empire come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in the Oval Office. Give us this day our daily dole. And forgive us our late tax filings, as we forgive the IRS for refunding our overpayments without interest. And lead…Details
Dan Casey of the Roanoke Times recently embarrassed himself with a juvenile, ad hominem attack on the Tenth Amendment movement titled “The Whole Tenth Amendment Business is Dumb and Crazy.”
While it’s unclear whether Casey actually expected his “arguments” to be taken seriously, it is clear that he cannot make his point through the use of logic or fact. Therefore, Casey’s piece is chock full of historical inaccuracies, mis-characterizations and outright falsehoods regarding the original intent and meaning of the Constitution.
So many, actually, that I cannot list them all here. However, I did respond point by point in a piece of my own to be published soon.
Here is a sample:Details
If we choose to exercise it, the Tenth Amendment explicitly gives us the power to enforce the Constitution’s letter and spirit through political action, regardless of the opinions and preferences of the ruling class.Details
They set up the giant Christmas tree in my city’s downtown this weekend.
That wasn’t the first premature dose of holiday spirit I’ve endured over the last couple of weeks. Last Thursday, one of our local radio stations began its 24/7 rotation of Christmas music. A nearby mall hung up decorations in the parking lot almost two weeks ago, preparing for a pre-Black Friday sale. And a couple of neighbors lit up their houses over the weekend.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a Grinch and my friends don’t call me Ebeneezer. In fact, I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday.Details