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…)
In 2016, the world will witness a Civil War. However, it will not on be fought on the streets of America, but on the big screen. Marvel’s Civil War is destined to draw huge money all over the world – and I do not think its theme could be timelier. This movie is based off…Details
One of the most common complaints of constitutionalists against the conduct of our federal government is that the judiciary at all levels routinely oversteps its boundaries, intruding into those areas that are beyond its constitutional reach.Details
Speaking in Forth Worth, Texas on Sept 4, 2010, Tom Woods explains Jefferson’s view of the courts.
“The federal government IS the problem …and last I checked, the federal courts are part of the federal government.”Details
Sometimes it comes down to the question of what is more important, the rights of individuals or the existence of the nation state? In this case, in the face of serious difficulties faced by the colonists in their war against the British Empire, Jefferson came down on the side of individual liberty.Details
Written May 4, 1801 The Writings of James Monroe. Edited by Stanislaus Murray Hamilton. 7 vols. New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1898–1903. There is a subject to which I wish to engage yr. particular attention. Before I came into this office I was of opinion that the correspondence between the Executive of…Details
NOTE: In this letter to Albert Gallatin dated June 16, 1817, Thomas Jefferson discussed the General Welfare Clause after President Monroe had vetoed a bill for the improvement of the Cumberland Road. Monroe did not believe the work fell within the scope of the Clause.Details
Hamilton justified the bank by broadly construing the constitutional powers of Congress. Jefferson, however, rejected Hamilton’s argument by claiming that the ratified Constitution created a federal government that was strictly limited in its political and financial power.Details