Alabama: We Dare Defend Our Rights

I am certainly pleased that the Alabama Legislature has passed a resolution affirming the sovereignty of our state under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Alabama now joins many other states which have passed such resolutions as a principled response to unprecedented threats to our liberties by the bloated and ever-expanding federal government.…

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Reagan vs Clinton: 10th Amendment Showdown

Here’s a good article worth resurrecting, written by Tom DeWeese: During his six-year reign of terror, Bill Clinton has signed no less that 254 Executive Orders. To date, not one has been challenged by the United States Congress. Congressional silence has led Clinton to stronger, bolder action in his carefree drive to fulfill his liberal…

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Stephan Kinsella on Nullification and Secession

Every weekday morning I stop by Mises.org (after first going to LewRockwell.com) to read, learn something new, and share info with others. Today, to my surprise, what I consider to be one of the best writers anywhere, Stephan Kinsella, has written a blog post discussing an article that I wrote earlier this year. “Randy Barnett…

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Jonathan Bean on Lysander Spooner

Recently, I wrote about Lysander Spooner’s dubious argument that the unamended Constitution as originally ratified prohibited slavery in a book review I did for The New American. Jonathan Bean, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and professor of history at Southern Illinois University, commented on my review of his book “Race & Liberty in America”…

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A Look at the Heritage Guide to the U.S. Constitution

Here is my latest book review from THE NEW AMERICAN. The Federalist Society has compiled a “Conservative & Libertarian Legal Scholarship: Annotated Bibliography” to collect what they deem to be the best legal analysis of every aspect of American law. Their recommended reading for constitutional law contains the following advice: “The Heritage Foundation has published…

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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…

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