Recent presidents have usurped all of the military powers of Congress unto themselves and Trump is doing the same. It is a dangerous slippery slope and clearly exceeds constitutional authority regardless of who inhabits the White House.Details
It seems like a lot of people are really only interested in limiting the feds when the “other guys” are in power. When their people get elected, they’re just fine with all kinds of overreach in the name of “getting stuff done. I call these people “foul weather tenthers.”Details
Tenth Amendment Center Responds to White House Press Secretary’s Comments About Federal Marijuana Enforcement
Shortly after claiming that Pres. Trump is a “firm believer in states’ rights,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today said it’s likely the Justice Department will try to ramp up federal enforcement efforts against recreational marijuana states.Details
It is not often the Tenth Amendment gets mention during a legislative committee meeting. Even less often is it referred to accurately or in a positive way.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to see this occur at a Washington House Education Committee meeting discussing the role of the federal government in education during a presentation by Lee Posey, federal affairs counsel for National Conference of State Legislatures.Details
What Wells Fargo employees did in opening bank accounts without customers’ authorization was obviously wrong, but in true Washington fashion the scandal is being used to deflect attention away from larger, more enduring, and more important scandals.Details
by Tho Bishop, Mises Institute Just days after Donald Trump accused the Federal Reserve of playing politics with low interest rates during the first presidential debate,Congressman Scott Garrett challenged Chairman Janet Yellen today on whether Fed officials were guilty of playing politics this campaign season. In particular, Garrett questioned the actions of Fed Governor Lael…Details