There is a positive aspect of nullification that many overlook: the financial benefit of states taking control of their own policy.Details
I hear a lot of people in the tea Party movement talk about how the Federal Government has ignored the Constitution, and we need to get back to that Constitution as the Supreme Governing Document of our nation. We at the Tenth Amendment Center have developed some model legislation, here is one example.
To require the federal government to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS
The legislature of the State of Colorado finds that,
1. The People of the Several States by virtue of their mutual compact created the federal government, as documented in the United States Constitution;
2. The People of the Several States set forth in the Constitution those powers which the several States delegated to the federal government;
3. The legislative powers which the the People of the Several States delegated to the federal government are set forth in the Constitution of the United States;
4. By virtue of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution set forth in the Bill of Rights, the People of the Several States reserved to themselves, and to the People, all powers which were neither specifically delegated to the federal government in the Constitution nor expressly prohibited to the States therein;
http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/interviews/geoff-043010.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Last Thursday morning, Amy Oliver who is a talk show host on am 1310 KFKA was gracious enough to have me on to talk about the Constitution, the Health care mandate, and the Health Freedom Rally that was held in Greeley on Friday night. The rally was…Details
“All that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing” That is a paraphrased quote from Edmund Burke which says that it is not enough to recognize when something is wrong, but you have to do something to stop it. The evil in this case is the idea that there…Details
I got an e-mail from Michael Boldin on Friday with the news that Colorado’s Fire Arms Freedom Act was killed in committee, with a link to this article. Something struck me as odd, when I read it. The article lists the bills sponsor, Senator Schultheis, and has quotes from gun control advocate Tom Mauser who lost…Details
The “Five for Freedom” plan in Colorado
On Friday February 5th, 17 House Representatives and 2 Senators in the Colorado General Assembly cosponsored new legislation limiting the federal government’s power to enforce health care legislation in this state. Please make sure this legislation passes by contacting all members of the General Assembly and ask them to cosponsor this bill. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION…Details
Introduced in the State Senates of both Colorado and South Dakota last week is a bill known as the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed, the bill would make state law that “any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state and that remains within the borders of the state…Details
The Bill of Rights of The Constitution protects your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by telling the government what they can’t do. There is one amendment that specifically limits the powers of the federal government over your life. This amendment keeps the federal government confined to the Constitution of the United…Details