John Dennis: Challenging Nancy Pelosi

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:


North Carolina Voters Just Don’t Know What’s Good for Them

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.


The 10-4 Pledge: Scraping Away Political Teflon

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…


Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli Will Be a Much-Needed Friend of the Tenth Amendment

After attending a meeting where he spoke in Richmond recently, I was very impressed by Virginia state senator, candidate for attorney general, and self-described “strict constructionist,” Ken Cuccinelli. Specifically, I was impressed by his willingness to invoke the Constitution early and often as his personal political compass. But don’t take my word for it. Check…


Adnan Shahab: Simplicity and the Constitution

Kudos to Adnan. Shahab for being one of the latest to sign on to our 10-4 pledge for the Constitution! Adnan is running for State Assembly in California’s 20th district. With his signed pledge, he’s promised to not only vote for the Constitution – “very issue. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses.” – but, he’s…


Ron Paul on Campaign Finance

As a companion to Rob Natelson’s fantastic introduction to the (un)Constitutionality of Campaign finance laws, I thought Ron Paul’s 2002 article on the subject was an excellent read.  Here’s an excerpt: The so-called reform legislation being proposed is clearly unconstitutional. The First amendment unquestionably grants individuals and businesses the free and unfettered right to advertise,…


1st in Georgia: Michael Frisbee for Congress

Michael Frisbee is the first candidate or legislator in the State of Georgia to have signed on to the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 pledge.   Click here to view all signers. Kudos to Mr. Frisbee for taking a strong, public stand in support of the Constitution! He is running as an independent for US House in…