David Ratowitz, candidate for U.S. Congress to represent Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, today signed the Tenth Amendment Center‘s 10-4 Pledge for prospective and current federal officeholders. The pledge aims to bolster support for the 1791 Bill of Rights component that affirms the U.S. Constitution’s principle of federalism, stating that, “The powers not delegated to the…Details
Casey Anderson is running for the US House of Representatives in Utah’s 2nd District. He’s also just signed the 10-4 Pledge…10 affirmations and 10 promises on the 10th Amendment. Here’s what he has to say about his campaign, the 10th, and the Constitution: Growing up as a student in public education, I remember always hearing…Details
Are You Finally Ready To Trust Your Conscience?
Most politicians are not bad people, but the system has a way of chewing them up and spitting them out. Once in the system, they learn to play the game and almost always compromise their integrity when it can be justified and even sometimes when it cannot. This is done while we look the other way if it’s “our guy” and/or they give us something we want. That’s the insidiousness of democracy and these “representatives” continue to do anything to stay in power.
Many of the problems that we face today can mostly be chalked up to our divisions fueled by our two beloved major parties. While we’re fighting each other and pinning down scapegoats, the hotshot politicians are laughing all the way to the bank (you know…Citi, Goldman, so on and so forth).
I don’t believe citizens who still identify themselves as Republicans and Democrats are happy with the destination that either of our parties is taking us; they simply don’t know how to address mess they find themselves in. My gut tells me that the majority my fellow citizens want a representative to rely on defined accountability, common sense, and a set of principles that value the unalienable rights and responsibilities of the individual.Details
The Virginia elections are mere weeks away, and few things have warmed my heart recently quite so much as this ringing-yet-unintentional endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general. From a blog post at the James River Maven titled Ken Cuccinelli: You Better Believe Him: Ken Cuccinelli… intends to use the [attorney general's] office to turn…Details
John Dennis is running for the US House of Representatives in California’s 8th District. Yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi’s seat. Mr Dennis takes a strong stand in support of the limits on government that the Constitution stands for. In this spirit, he’s signed on to our 10-4 Pledge.
The pledge affirms, in part, that:
When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in Pursuance of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, the People are not bound to obey them.
It’s also a promise to do many things, including:Details
In a display of arrogance and racial bigotry shocking even for this administration, President Obama’s Justice Department recently invalidated the will of an overwhelming majority of voters in Kinston, NC, who desired to make local elections non-partisan.
From the Washington Times:
The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their “candidates of choice” – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.
The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters’ right to elect the candidates they want.
In other words, black voters are too stupid to figure out who represents their values, and white voters are too racist to vote for a black candidate (regardless of values) unless he or she is a Democrat.Details
Many times in the world of political struggle, promises are made without disclosure of an ulterior motive. Not so with the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge and many are already picking up on what this new tool means for the republic. Last week, Rusty Richter, a state candidate in Michigan, became one of the latest…Details
Scott Yardley is the latest candidate to sign on to the 10-4 Pledge for the 10th Amendment. He’s running for the Florida House of Representatives in the 95th District. From his website, here’s a little of what Scott has to say about the 10th: Florida did not create this recession. This recession is the result…Details