the Court re-wrote the Constitution from the bench and handed Congress almost unlimited power to tax and spend so long as it cites the general welfare provision as the constitutional authority for the legislation.
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The two cousins of interposition and nullification stand upon the 10th Amendment as a protective defense against oppressive usurpation and attempts to end federalism.
After 100 years of ignoring this division of power, we are faced with a daunting task; but our country cannot continue to be the land of the free without decentralization.
Every president between Truman and Obama have told the people the President is where the buck stops when it comes to most anything. They’re wrong.
Hers is a common view amongst statists really – the impression that ‘Federal decree’ is the only way to keep all of us human animals from enslaving and/or exploiting each other. Our founding fathers had a different idea…
It had been said, â€œItâ€™s hard to remember youâ€™re there to drain the swamp when youâ€™re armpit deep in alligators.â€
There seems to be a bit of confusion of what it means to be a Constitutionalist or supporter of the Tenth Amendment (Both go hand in hand) and a Conservative. Let me explain my definition of both.
It might be plausible that soon we can all confidently say, â€œAll politics are localâ€ and you may truly have the ability to â€œvote with your feet.â€ If the majority of a state wants it, let it be â€“ let them say yes. If they do not, let it be â€“ let them say nay and adopt the doctrine of nullification.
The Constitutional solution for social justice champions would be to implement their programs at the state level. The founderâ€™s knew that different regions would have different needs and priorities, so they did two things.
The Bill of Rights was never intended to be a list of individual rights, but a list of things the federal government could not do.
The existence of an ideologically controlled one-party type apparatus within the Federal science and educational establishment is the classically predicted effect when a government dispenses funds, controls individual careers, and thereby controls ideas.
- Tenther Radio Episode #99: Government Gone Wild
- Tenther Radio Episode #98: Nullification Goes Mainstream
- Tenther Radio Episode #97: The Importance of Decentralization
- Tenther Radio Episode #96: The #NoDrones Movement is Growing
- Tenther Radio Episode #95: Real ID Backlash, and How to Enforce Nullification Bills