Modern American’s seem to have lost sight of essential truths clear to the country’s founders more than 200 years ago.Details
In this podcast, Sheriff Richard Mack talks about how the sheriffs in this country are indeed the ultimate law authority in their respective jurisdictions, how the sheriff has the power and responsiblity to defend his citizens against all enemies – foreign and domestic, and moreDetails
Writes Ron Paul: “I continue to hope that enough Americans will realize that the true strength of our country doesnâ€™t come from Washington, but rather the limitations placed on government in the Constitution. We must resolve to reverse the destructive course that we are on and then never again let big government problem-solving take over our lives and our country.”Details
That really is the question.
To increase the one, you have to limit the other. There’s no two ways about it.
If confronted with that choice, which one will you increase??
Naturally, there is only one sane answer. Yet, good, well-meaning, but horribly deceived and misled Americans are constantly choosing government over freedom and prosperity by their daily actions, behaviors – and voting patterns.Details
by Jeff Wartman
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. – Jacob Hornberger.
Every four years, voters in the United States are given a choice between two major party candidates in the Presidential election.Â We are often told that either of these candidates are the â€œmainstreamâ€ candidates and if you want your vote to count, you need to choose between either one of the two major party candidates who have a â€œchanceâ€ at â€œwinningâ€.
However, for true supporters of limited government and personal liberty, this is often a choice made in vain.Â If you truly believe in a limited, decentralized government which protects both economic and personal liberties and rights, during most elections there isnâ€™t a major party candidate that will generally fit your values.Â You have a choice between the Democratic Party, of which too many members wish to violate your economic rights and liberties, and the Republican Party, of which too many members wish to violate your personal rights and liberties.Â This is not a judgment of individuals in either party.Â Most individual members are doing what they think is right.Â This is a judgment on those than run the major parties.Details
By Jeffrey R. Snyder, Fee.org
The federal government was supposed to be limited to a few defined powers. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution- â€œThe powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the peopleâ€ -confirms it.
The federal government, of course, does not at present respect its constitutional limits. The chief culprit, in this regard, is the massive social legislation and regulatory apparatus enacted under Congressâ€™s constitutional authority â€œto regulate Commerce . . . among the several statesâ€ (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3).Details
by Gregory Bresiger, FFF.org
George Bush, basically unchallenged by Congress in his calamitous war in Iraq, can thank several of his Republican predecessors for his imperial power.
Out of power for some 20 years in the early 1950s, many Republicans had been critics of the secretive foreign policy of Democratic presidents in the 1930s and 1940s. These were the Republicans who supported the Bricker amendment, which aimed to rein in the power of presidents.
The Bricker amendmentâ€™s intent was at least twofold.
First, it would prevent presidential executive agreements from undermining the powers of the states as detailed in the Tenth Amendment. Since the Supreme Court had held that treaties, which require the approval of the Senate, override Tenth Amendment provisions, critics feared that executive agreements, which would be issued by imperial presidents without Senate consent, would constitute an even graver assault on the Tenth Amendment.Details