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.orgDetails
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.
How do we determine the meaning of the Constitution? Where do we ultimately find the authoritative source for original understanding? Do we look to the Supreme Court? To the Federalist Papers? To notes from the Philadelphia Convention?
Actually, we should look to the ratifiers. They were the ones who represented the people and agreed to approve the Constitution. Jefferson affirmed this idea.
“On every question of construction let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or intended against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
This video, with narration from the audio version of Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty, explains this idea in more depth.
Judge Andrew Napolitano called the situation “a fishing expedition on the grandest scale we’ve ever seen in American history.” The government is looking for a select group of people, and instead of obeying the Constitution and simply getting a search warrant for their phones, the judge says, “They got a search warrant for a 113 million phones!”
“Who would trust them after this? The Constitution doesn’t trust them!” Napolitano told Shepard Smith.Details