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Was the 10th Amendment Redundant?

Was the 10th Amendment Redundant?

Thomas Jefferson considered the 10th Amendment the “Foundation of the Constitution.” But he was far from alone. Even before the ...
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A Federalist Blowout: South Carolina Ratifies the Constitution

A Federalist Blowout: South Carolina Ratifies the Constitution

May 23, 1788 - South Carolina became the 8th state to ratify the Constitution, easily doing so after just a ...
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What Does "Necessary" Mean?

What Does “Necessary” Mean?

Necessary and Proper is one of the most misused and abused clauses in the Constitution. And much of the growth ...
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America's Longest Foreign War

America’s Longest Foreign War

Another ramp up in yet another 20+ year war. This time, Somalia - where the current administration will put hundreds ...
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4 Ways to Read the Constitution, 3 are Wrong

4 Ways to Read the Constitution, 3 are Wrong

We’ve all heard the terms - strict construction, living constitution, textualism, and originalism. Learn what they are. And find out ...
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Nullification Works: Cannabis 2022 Edition

Nullification Works: Cannabis 2022 Edition

With federal enforcement numbers dropping by as much as 90% in the last 6 years, it should be obvious that ...
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Category: 10th Amendment

Why the 10th Amendment? Federalism as a Tool to Advance Liberty

Why the 10th Amendment? Federalism as a Tool to Advance Liberty

Although some people believe the 10th Amendment is just about advancing "states rights," for the Founders, devolving power away from ...
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The 10th Amendment in Ten: Top-10 Founders Quotes

The 10th Amendment in Ten: Top-10 Founders Quotes

More important every day, the "foundation of the Constitution" is how Thomas Jefferson described the 10th Amendment. A quick overview ...
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Category: Nullification Essentials

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and Nullification by Northern States

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and Nullification by Northern States

On September 18, 1850 - President Millard Fillmore signed the 2nd Fugitive Slave Act into law. In response to what ...
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Anti-Commandeering: The Top-6 Questions

Anti-Commandeering: The Top-6 Questions

The most effective way to nullify federal programs is to use James Madison’s advice, “a refusal to cooperate with officers ...
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Anti-Nullification Propaganda: Definitions Matter

Anti-Nullification Propaganda: Definitions Matter

For many people, nullification is a loaded word - primarily due to a government-run education system that’s never taught people ...
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Category: Right to Keep and Bear Arms

2nd Amendment Under Attack: An Overview of Federal Gun Control on the Books

2nd Amendment Under Attack: An Overview of Federal Gun Control on the Books

The Second Amendment is not just “in danger.” It has already been gravely wounded and violated repeatedly by unconstitutional federal ...
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ATF Enforcement at or Near Records Levels Once Again

ATF Enforcement at or Near Records Levels Once Again

Bad news, even where it might feel like good news - federal gun control enforcement went down some in 2020, ...
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Fake 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries: Ignorance or Grandstanding?

Fake 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries: Ignorance or Grandstanding?

Most local 2nd amendment “sanctuaries” have done nothing to end gun control on the books - and now a growing ...
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Category: In the Founders’ Words

Resistance Should be the First Response, Not the Last

Resistance Should be the First Response, Not the Last

To the founders and old revolutionaries, resistance to attacks on liberty was an essential part of the system, and essential ...
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Top-5 Threats to Liberty: A View from the Founders

Top-5 Threats to Liberty: A View from the Founders

Madison, Jefferson, Wilson, Adams, Henry, Washington - and more - 5 categories of the greatest threats to liberty from some ...
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What Makes a Free People?

What Makes a Free People?

The so-called “land of the free” is filled to the brim with government acts, laws, mandates orders, rules, and regulations ...
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Category: Federal Courts

Supreme Court, Precedent and the Constitution

Supreme Court, Precedent and the Constitution

Stare decisis is the doctrine of precedent - that a court should rule the way a previous court did - ...
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John Marshall, the Commerce Clause and Gibbons v Ogden

John Marshall, the Commerce Clause and Gibbons v Ogden

While supporters - and opponents - of the monster state often point to 3 New Deal era cases as pivotal ...
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How Things Have Changed: Supreme Court Edition

How Things Have Changed: Supreme Court Edition

12 quotes from four Supreme Court Justices nominated by Pres. George Washington - on property rights, federal power, resistance and ...
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Category: Police State

Top-5 Steps to Stop the Police State

Top-5 Steps to Stop the Police State

What needs to be done - and none of them rely on the federal government, including its corrupt court system ...
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It's all Theater: Federal Funding of Local Police

It’s all Theater: Federal Funding of Local Police

One side claims the other is trying to “defund” or “abolish” police, while the other is actively trying to double ...
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Nullify the Police State: "No-Knock" Warrant Edition

Nullify the Police State: “No-Knock” Warrant Edition

3 Supreme Court opinions and the incorporation doctrine have taken this unconstitutional policy and forced it on all 50 states ...
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Category: Nullification Strategy

What the Most Successful Nullification Efforts Have in Common

What the Most Successful Nullification Efforts Have in Common

Looking at the top-3 most successful nullification efforts in history - is there something to learn that will help us ...
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California vs Missouri: Top 5 Nullification Strategy Myths

California vs Missouri: Top 5 Nullification Strategy Myths

When left and right take steps to nullify the feds - what strategies do they each use to get the ...
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Human Action and Nullification

Human Action and Nullification

What will be the practical impact and effect of newly-passed nullification bills? That will truly be determined by human action, ...
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Category: Essential History

Lessons for Liberty from John Dickinson and the Farmer Letters

Lessons for Liberty from John Dickinson and the Farmer Letters

Published in response to the hated Townshend Acts of 1767, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania were more popular in ...
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The American Crisis: "These are the times that try men's souls"

The American Crisis: “These are the times that try men’s souls”

Written as a patriotic rallying cry for a weary army, Thomas Paine published the first pamphlet of The American Crisis ...
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Samuel Adams: The "Father of the American Revolution"

Samuel Adams: The “Father of the American Revolution”

Born Sept. 27, 1722 - some “experts” would have you believe his political career “peaked” in 1776, and mostly ended ...
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Category: Surveillance

Top-7 Ways they Spy on You

Top-7 Ways they Spy on You

Federal, state, local - internet, cell phones, social, acoustics, and more - tracking the top ways they track whatever you ...
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DNA Stalker State: Is the Dystopian Future Already Here?

DNA Stalker State: Is the Dystopian Future Already Here?

The government has embarked on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA ...
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Police Body Cams: An Empty Reform that Expands Surveillance?

Police Body Cams: An Empty Reform that Expands Surveillance?

Although body cams have been touted by some activists as a powerful tool to hold police accountable, recent studies are ...
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Category: War Powers

The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

Only Congress has the power to “declare war.” But how it’s used today has almost no resemblance to the original, ...
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Warnings from the Founders on the Dangers of War

Warnings from the Founders on the Dangers of War

As students of history, the Founders recognized that war and its offspring - like debt, armies and taxes - are ...
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James Madison's Warning: Top-10 Quotes on War and Power

James Madison’s Warning: Top-10 Quotes on War and Power

As a student of history, the “Father of the Constitution” recognized not only that power will always be liable to ...
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Category: Asset Forfeiture

The Constitution on the War on Drugs

The Constitution on the War on Drugs

Few programs have done such consistent and sweeping damage to the original, legal meaning of the Constitution as the so-called ...
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How Asset Forfeiture Drives the Police State

How Asset Forfeiture Drives the Police State

Civil asset forfeiture is legalized government stealing - it distorts law enforcement priorities and drives the national police state ...
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Nullification News: 2A, Raw Milk, Forfeiture, Facial Recognition and more

Nullification News: 2A, Raw Milk, Forfeiture, Facial Recognition and more

It's nullification season! Michael Boldin reports on the latest efforts to reject, resist, undermine and nullify unconstitutional acts .Hear about ...
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Category: Nullification Movement

Nullification Movement News: Step-by-Step for Liberty

Nullification Movement News: Step-by-Step for Liberty

Facial recognition surveillance, direct primary care, police state, permitless carry, sound money, raw milk - the latest steps forward for ...
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Six Fake 2nd Amendment "Sanctuary States"

Six Fake 2nd Amendment “Sanctuary States”

A growing number of states are passing laws to create “2nd Amendment Sanctuaries” that are pretty much sanctuaries for nothing ...
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Nullify Federal Gun Control: Four States Get the Ball Rolling

Nullify Federal Gun Control: Four States Get the Ball Rolling

Using the 10th Amendment to defend the 2nd Amendment - four states with new laws on the books for 2021 ...
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Category: Federal Reserve

Tools for Liberty: Top 3 Reasons I'm on Board with Bitcoin and Crypto

Tools for Liberty: Top 3 Reasons I’m on Board with Bitcoin and Crypto

Working to advance liberty means coming up with practical solutions to protect yourself from government power. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ...
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Status Report: End the Fed from the Bottom Up

Status Report: End the Fed from the Bottom Up

The Federal Reserve is the engine that drives the most powerful government in history. But we can't count on the ...
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Big Spenders to the Right and the Left: Mind-Numbing Deficit Numbers Keep Growing

Big Spenders to the Right and the Left: Mind-Numbing Deficit Numbers Keep Growing

The federal reserve is the engine that drives the most powerful government in history. And big spenders on both sides ...
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Category: Brutus’ Antifederalist Papers

Unlimited Taxes and Militarism: Antifederalist Brutus No. 7

Unlimited Taxes and Militarism: Antifederalist Brutus No. 7

Brutus takes Alexander Hamilton to task over his support of power “without limitation” to raise and fund armies in Federalist ...
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Armies, Debts and Taxes: Antifederalist Brutus No. 8

Armies, Debts and Taxes: Antifederalist Brutus No. 8

In his 8th essay, Brutus looks at the combined powers to borrow money, to lay and collect taxes, and to ...
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Refuting Hamilton and Webster on Standing Armies: Antifederalist Brutus No. 9

Refuting Hamilton and Webster on Standing Armies: Antifederalist Brutus No. 9

In his 9th essay, Brutus continues his warning that standing armies are always “dangerous to the liberties of a people.” ...
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Category: Cato’s Antifederalist Papers

Too Much Power: Antifederalist Cato No. 7

Too Much Power: Antifederalist Cato No. 7

In his last Antifederalist paper, Cato once again rails against centralization and consolidation of power - a consistent message for ...
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