Ballot measures to legalize marijuana either for medical or general adult use in eight states this fall provide opportunities to take significant steps toward nullifying federal prohibition in effect.Details
Rattling the Pentagon’s Cage: Defend the Guard Legislation Threatens the Unconstitutional Status Quo
Threats from Pentagon officials doomed a West Virginia bill that would have blocked unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s National Guard troopDetails
While Pres. Obama’s signature on the massive spending bill passed by Congress last month resulted in another huge expansion of federal power in many areas, the bill also shows how the states actually won a long-standing battle against federal power.Details
Peace on our Streets model legislation uses, as a strategy, the withdrawal of state resources from the enforcement of federal prohibition efforts. Not only was this proven to be effective in response to the Volstead Act during alcohol prohibition, it’s also legal under modern Supreme Court jurisprudence.Details
At the ballot box this year, voters will have the chance to rebuke unconstitutional federal mandates on many key issues in states across the country. Here is an overview of the most important ballot measures pertaining to state sovereignty that are on the docket in 2014:Details
Voting is little more than an illusion in this day and age, and federal-level elections are largely ceremonial, according to the findings of a respected academic.Details
When it comes to political activism in America, it almost all focuses within the 202 area code. But over the last few years, it’s become clear we cannot count on Washington D.C. to rein in its own surveillance programs.
We need a different approach that engages activists and concerned Americans outside of the Beltway.
A 2005 University of Colorado Law Review article by Robert G. Natelson of the Independence Institute titled “Federal Land Retention and the Constitution’s Property Clause: The Original Understanding” attempts to answer that question by carefully examining the historical record against conservative and liberal interpretations of the Property Clause of the Constitution.Details
After the Firearms Freedom Act Ruling, some activists are packing their bags. But there’s a lesson from others who have successfully defied the courts.Details