Nebraska Legislature Affirms 10th Amendment

This week, the Nebraska legislature voted to approve LR539, a memorial in support of the “principles of federalism in accord with the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.” Nebraska is now the 13th state – joining Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, South Carolina and Tennessee –…

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10th Amendment at Work: Will Ohio Legalize Medical Marijuana?

The Tenth Amendment codifies in law that “We the People” of the several states created the federal government to be our agent for certain enumerated purposes only – those powers delegated to the federal government in the Constitution. An honest reading of the Constitution with an original understanding of the Founders and Ratifiers makes it…

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ObamaCare or Federalism: There Can Be Only One

Being the statists that they are, it’s only natural Congress and the president should think simply passing and signing a bill makes it reality. But, in reality, a law with implications as vast as ObamaCare requires wholehearted state cooperation to implement. Cooperation unlikely to be soon forthcoming. Upwards of 30 states currently have plans to oppose…

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Utah Governor Signs Law Nullifying Real ID

In 2005, the Republican-controlled Congress passed the “Real-ID Act” – which created national standards for driver’s license and identification cards. Opponents across the political spectrum have been resisting it for various reasons – it’s a privacy risk, is yet another unfunded mandate, and most importantly, the exercise of such federal power is not authorized by…

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