“A free people claim their rights, as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”Details
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
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