Alabama: We Dare Defend Our Rights

I am certainly pleased that the Alabama Legislature has passed a resolution affirming the sovereignty of our state under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Alabama now joins many other states which have passed such resolutions as a principled response to unprecedented threats to our liberties by the bloated and ever-expanding federal government.…


Pleading the 10th in Wyoming

In conjunction with a bill seeking to nullify Federal Gun Laws and regulations in Wyoming, state legislators have introduced two resolutions, (HJR1 and HJR2), asserting sovereignty for the state under the principles of the 10th Amendment. Both resolutions call on Congress to “cease and desist from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of the…


Taking Back What We Already Own

Here’s State Rep. Paul Opsommer on the nature of 10th Amendment Resolutions: These resolutions do not seek to strengthen the power of the Constitution. It is already the law of the land. They also do not seek to create the 10th Amendment. We already have it. The framework the founding fathers intended is already in…


Sovereignty for New Jersey

There are now 38 states that have introduced resolutions to reaffirm the principles of delegated powers under the Constitution and the 10th Amendment.

The latest? New Jersey.

Under the radar until now, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 238 (ACR238) was actually introduced back on June 22, 2009. The resolution recognizes that:

“the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” This concurrent resolution further recognizes that many federal mandates are in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Additionally, this resolution notes that in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), the United States Supreme Court ruled that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states. As such, this resolution claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted by the Constitution to the federal government and serves as notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”