When we allow the federal government to exercise undelegated powers for “good things,” it also opens the door for it to do “bad things.” James Madison warned us about this. The issue was federal authority to build roads and canals, or more generally to fund “internal improvements.” Madison insisted the federal government lacked the constitutional…Details
An open letter to Pres. Trump The bureaucracy is out of control enlarging itself at every turn. Every political science Intro to Government text has a chapter addressing this problem convincingly showing why the government is unable to stop or even significantly slow this expansion and Ronald Reagan was the only president before you that…Details
If your favorite sports team was really awful, and you knew that they’d likely lose a vast majority of their games, would you be disappointed at the end of the season to learn that they did just what you expected them to do?
No, of course not.Details
This brave new world we are living in is getting very wild and crazy during this election season. Although the Tenth Amendment Center primarily focuses on political reform at the state and local levels, it is impossible to ignore the impact that Julian Assange and Wikileaks are having on federal politics.Details
For decades now, the Chief Executive, the Supreme Court, and the mammoth unaccountable federal bureaucracy have been operating FAR, FAR outside the Constitution, and too many folks just don’t seem to get it. Or worse, they don’t care. By our silence and routine submission to this endless stream of lawlessness we, in effect, further weaken the Constitution and jeopardize those safeguards that it embodies.Details
AUGUSTA, Maine (Apr. 7, 2016) – In February, the Maine Dept. of Agriculture issued rules for hemp farming as required by a law passed last year. This means that the industrial hemp program is very close to being established in the Pine Tree State.Details
Most people today have no sense of how small the federal government is actually supposed to be. But a 19th century veto from President James Madison helps explain.Details