Understanding the Constitution part II As a Constitutional reawakening takes place across the nation renewing the debate of it’s meaning and intent, it is important that we try to understand not only the document, but the ideas behind it, so we can make better sense of the arguments on both sides. Did you know that…Details
At the Woodbridge Tea Party, Virginia State Delegate Richard Anderson talks about the state legislature’s “Sovereignty Letter” to the U.S. Congress, reminding lawmakers of the 10th Amendment.
A good introduction to the Principles of 98 from Keith Broaders at the California Tenth Amendment Center. Here’s an excerpt: In 1798 when the Federalist Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Act, the Anti-Federalist led by Thomas Jefferson were outraged. The law passed by Congress made in a criminal offense for newspaper editors and onyone…Details
The Classical Liberal States’ Rights Tradition
The fourth of ten lectures from the 2006 Steven Berger Seminar: Thomas DiLorenzo on Liberty and American Civilization, recorded at the Mises Institute, 06-06-2006.
A key factor in successfully defending our American heritage and Constitution is discussion. We can study, we can fight, we can argue yet nothing will move forward without people willingly listening to one another and growing their mutual understanding through discussion and debate. Those opposing federalism and a free will approach to government fear people…Details
In its ongoing attempt to take over the “tea party” movement the Republican Party recently dragged out Dick Armey, who promptly placed his right foot directly into his mouth by claiming that all those statist liberals out there do not support the ideas in The Federalist Papers. A member of the audience who I suspect…Details
What is the purpose of a state government? Historically, and even in modern times, countries with states or provinces we’re ruled by a strong central government. Any rules that were passed by the central government applied to each state. So, do we really need states? The Founders intended to make American states completely different than…Details