When we talk about NSA spying or indefinite detention under the NDAA, many Americans simply shrug. When we point out the potential for evil in allowing the U.S. government to exercise these kinds of powers, they wave off our warnings as unfounded. “That could never happen here,” the confidently assure us. But it has. Too…Details
From Tenther Radio, Episode 116
If we are tucked away safe inside, we don’t tend to worry much about a major rain storm. Sure, we live in a low lying area we might have some concern about flooding, or maybe a mud slide. But in general, we sit inside safe and dry, and go on about our business.
But sometimes, major rain can cause major problems that we aren’t even aware of until it’s too late. Imagine if you have a little leak in your roof – say just the size of a nail. Water trickles in, but nothing you would ever notice. Just a steady little flow. The water puddles in your ceiling. The puddle grows. But you are blissfully unaware until…
WOOOOOOSH! The ceiling gives way under the weight of the pooling water and all of a sudden you have a deluge in your bedroom.
Trickle down can cause big problems.
Well, we have a trickle down problem when it comes to overreaching federal power.Details
Lecture presented by Marshall DeRosa at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s “Reassessing the Presidency” seminar. This lecture series addresses the much neglected reality that the executive department of the U.S. government has always been the sum total of the American welfare-warfare state. Event held at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, October 16-17, 1998. http://mises.org
Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel debate whether spying is permissible.
On Friday, August 9th, I was a guest on the Pennsylvania Republican Liberty Caucus’s Speak Out program hosted by Lois Kaneshiki to chat about the Tenth Amendment Center, state nullification and Pennsylvania’s anti-NDAA bill (SB 999). We discussed the historical precedents for nullification, the Tenth Amendment Center’s legislative agenda, the constitutional problems with Sections 1021…Details
Constitutional scholar Robert Natelson discusses the historical background of the 17th Amendment, allowing for direct election of U.S. Senators. He spoke January 14 at Liberty On the Rocks, Flatirons.
In responding to a viewer question on methods to end legal tender laws, Ron Paul advocates state nullification to create a climate where Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution is followed by the states and competing currencies are introduced into the economy.Details
Judge Andrew Napolitano on the 4th Amendment vs NSA SpyingDetails
On July 14, 1798, the Sedition Act became law. Jefferson and Madison responded with the heroic Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, calling for nullification.
I’ve given many talks on nullification, and written a book on it. But this is my favorite one. The last 15 minutes in particular.
Some resources I put together on nullification here:
The Federalist Society proudly presents Professor Kurt Lash, University of Illinois, as he visits The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for a discussion on “The 9th and 10th Amendments and the Relationship between Federal and State Governments.” August 26, 2010.