I rarely find anything worth my time in the mainstream press, but this letter to the editor in the Washington Times is not just good, but worthy of repetition. I hope that more people will follow James Vetter’s example, and write their own paper with a similar sentiment. Here’s an excerpt: The first order of…Details
Some nice coverage in The New American: “Push back! Push back! Push back!” the crowd of more than 350 shouted at the first Nullify Now! rally held in Ft. Worth, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 4th. They were responding to GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden of Texas as he urged the nullification of Obamacare in his…Details
If at First You Don’t Secede
Meet the legalization-loving, Iraq-War-hating Californian who’s become a guru to the state sovereignty movement.
This February, around 300 conservative activists and candidates gathered at the Atlanta airport Hilton to celebrate the Tenth Amendment, the oft-overlooked constitutional provision that’s become the philosophical underpinning of opposition to everything—from bank bailouts to federal gun laws to the new health care bill. Among the speakers were the author of The South Was Right; a man who’d done time for evading taxes while running a gold and silver “bank”; and Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court justice who lost his robes after refusing to remove a giant Ten Commandments from his courthouse.
The odd man out was Michael Boldin, the founder of the Tenth Amendment CenterDetails
This weekend I had another chance to appear on Freedom Watch on the FOX Business Network (which you may get without realizing it, so check) for a brief segment on nullification. I appeared immediately after Karl Rove [!], who said state resistance to the federal government was fine by him as long as it was…Details
Tenth Amendment Center, Firedoglake Publisher Join Drug Policy Organizations’ Condemnation of Recent Raids
WASHINGTON — Two ideologically diverse advocates last week echoed an earlier call by a coalition of drug-policy reform groups by condemning a series of recent raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration on medical marijuana collectives that were operating legally under state law. The Tenth Amendment Center, a group that advocates on behalf of states’ rights, and Jane Hamsher, the publisher of Firedoglake.com, called on the DEA to respect duly adopted state medical marijuana laws and immediately end these raids.
“The federal government is only authorized to exercise those powers that ‘We the People’ delegated to it in the Constitution. Included among the myriad of constitutional violations from D.C. are federal laws that ban the use of cannabis,” said Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center. “It is especially egregious when these laws are used to justify raids in states where the use and distribution of cannabis is expressly allowed by law. How many hundreds of thousands of people are going to be arrested before We the People say ‘enough is enough’? The time to end this unconstitutional, immoral, and costly federal war on people is now.”Details
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Janet Mefferd interviews Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center on the 10th, Nullification and Nullify Now! See Michael in person in Ft Worth, Orlando, and Chattanooga. “It doesn’t matter what political party is in power, or what person occupies the White House – federal power continues to…Details
A couple of days ago I appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Nullification, my new book. Although the conversation was probably more civil than what would have unfolded had I been a leftist on many right-wing programs, I had my share of shocked and appalled callers. I think I handled them pretty well. WPR wrote to…Details
Lesley Swann, State Coordinator for the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, was the featured guest on Knoxville’s WIVK “Sound Off” radio show on July 4. Host Josh Blanchard and Lesley discussed the Tea Party movement and the Tenth Amendment during the show.
cross-posted from the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center
Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Nullification is Jefferson’s remedy for a government that acts as if it has no limits. It’s an answer to the question – what do you do when the federal government exceeds its constitutional powers.” See Tom in person in Ft Worth and Orlando. See Jack in person in…Details
Podcast: Play in new window | Download “When states pass laws to nullify unconstitutional mandates, it’s not rebellion, it’s duty.” Michael Boldin interviewed by Phil Russo and Jason Hoyt of Tea Party Patriots Live – 660AM WORL in Orlando – on July 24, 2010. See Michael in person in Ft Worth, Orlando, and Chattanooga. Phil…Details