Today, you have all kinds of original sources just a mouse-click away. You can read the ratification debates. You have the Federalist Papers in support of the Constitution. You have essays written by opponents. With just a little effort, you can get a very clear understanding of the Constitution – right from the source.Details
Did you know that before the Constitution was ever ratified, Alexander Hamilton told us states could effectively nullify federal actions by simply refusing to cooperate with them?Details
“Here’s the short version. Constitutions don’t enforce themselves. And governments will never limit their own power.”Details
During the Massachusetts ratifying convention, a little known founding father made the case that the combined tools of resistance and jury nullification can protect liberty even in the face of a government that won’t follow the constitution.Details
If George Washington were alive today, the federal government would consider him a criminal. Why? Because he cultivated industrial hemp for commercial purposes, something that’s currently banned by an unconstitutional federal law.Details
TAC memberships help us produce more educational tools like this. Members can download this video and get the full transcript at this link. Effective strategy is essential when it comes to the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson had some important advice on what to do about politicians giving us bad policy – and politicians who “assume undelegated powers…”Details
Thomas Jefferson used hemp and grew hemp. He advocated for it as well.
Today’s federal government has a near ban on growing this important crop, and has maintained that unconstitutional ban for decades. States, however, are slowly moving to legalize the crop with or without federal permission. (more…)