Some of the responses to a recent post on the Tenth Amendment Center Facebook page highlighting the hypocrisy and corruption of D.C. politicians suggest many people are willing to give elected officials and bureaucrats a pass if they happen to have the right letter next to their name. If they expect us to do the same, they should prepare for disappointment.

Our mission at the Tenth Amendment Center is not to support the “right people,” but to unwaveringly proclaim one message – that the federal government must adhere to the restrictions placed on it by the Constitution, and if they do not, the states have a duty to restrain them. Our role is to preach the message of liberty to the American remnant that still holds fast to principles. Albert Jay Nock sort of summed it up in his essay “Isaiah’s Job.”

He preached to the masses only in the sense that he preached publicly. Anyone who liked might listen; anyone who liked might pass by. He knew that the Remnant would listen; and knowing also that nothing was to be expected of the masses under any circumstances, he made no specific appeal to them, did not accommodate his message to their measure in any way, and did not care two straws whether they heeded it or not.

We are like Isaiah. And make no mistake; we will preach the same message no matter who sits in the Oval Office, or how loud the masses cheer his decrees. Because somewhere out there the Remnant will be listening.

TJ Martinell

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