If you ever wondered what the other side is saying about you, observe this post from The Elliptical Press. According to the author, states’ rights is: “[R]eally an ideology of convenience; most of these so-called libertarians were not in favor of states’ rights trumping federal law when Bush was President. Rather, its a situation of…Details
They sure are right – says Anthony Gregory in his latest post at CampaignforLiberty.com: Many liberals lambasted the Bush administration on detention policy and warrantless surveillance, often arguing that they violated the Constitution. Now the Obama administration is pushing ahead with plans to require every American to purchase health insurance. Doesn’t that also violate the…Details
Casey Anderson is running for the US House of Representatives in Utah’s 2nd District. He’s also just signed the 10-4 Pledge…10 affirmations and 10 promises on the 10th Amendment. Here’s what he has to say about his campaign, the 10th, and the Constitution: Growing up as a student in public education, I remember always hearing…Details
Although I don’t expect the state sovereignty movement to get a fair hearing over at Daily Kos, the total historical ignorance and vacuous credulity of some liberals never ceases to amaze me.
A recent post, which purports to offer intellectual firepower capable of refuting the arguments of “tenthers,” essentially states that “Everything the federal government does is constitutional because the federal government says so.”
Obviously Medicare, Social Security, and the Air Force (yes, I’ve had tenthers tell me the Air Force is unconstitutional) are legal because we’ve had them for decades without being struck down by the Supreme Court.
Obviously. Except that the Constitution explicitly did not grant the federal government authority to do anything beyond its enumerated powers, and what was necessary and proper to exercise its enumerated powers. That would by definition render both Medicare and Social Security (the Air Force being a red herring) unconstitutional.Details
There’s been more and more garbage coming from the mainstream left as a direct attack on those who believe in limited government under the 10th Amendment. Here on this blog we’ve written about this already here, here and elsewhere.
The latest? This “report” from MediaMatters:
On the September 17 broadcast of his radio show, Lou Dobbs hosted Tenth Amendment Center founder Michael Boldin and repeatedly “urge[d]” his listeners to visit the group’s “very interesting” website. The site, among other things, has published or reprinted several articles advocating secession from the United States.
The idea that this website has opinion pieces from people who believe that secession is a proper course is in an effort to discuss the principles of decentralization. From our “about” page:
The Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect Tenth Amendment freedoms through information and education. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power.
The fact of the “matter” is that this country was founded on seceding from the British empire – so to ignore this is to ignore what gave birth to the United States of America.
The truth here is that the establishment left sees the 10th Amendment movement as dangerous. Why? Because it’s non-partisan.Details
Recently, some prominent liberals have made significant efforts to disparage the tenth amendment/state sovereignty movement as ignorant, fringe, rightwing nut-jobs. But truly principled liberals* who desire a peaceful foreign policy are over looking how Jeffersonian constitutionalism of a limited federal government could actually help to halt the unnecessary U.S. interventions abroad. For an example, did…Details
Working for liberty and freedom for my future children and grandchildren has been a gratifying endeavor since it began for me years ago. I thought I was on the right track, campaigning for a National candidate that I thought was a real statesman and champion for liberty then as I do now, but my work…Details
What a great day to be an American Patriot, eh? We are all faced with some of the most dire conditions and direction this republic has ever seen, beginning with the fact that Constitution Day, the commemoration of the signing of this nation’s most important document, is not met with parades and TV coverage but…Details
Critics who mock us as “tenthers” because we share views identical with Thomas Jefferson repeatedly make a fatal error. They believe that we are the same as the beltway, neoconservative, GOP-loyal rightwing. For instance, check out Alan Colmes attempt at “tenther-bashing.” His big finisher? Under our analysis, George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind is…Details