State efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session.Details
When opponents of nullification fail to associate it with slavery and segregation, they turn to taking quotes of its proponents out of context, such as claiming Madison later opposed it in his famous Notes on Nullification.
“Let him be considered as a criminal by the general government, yet only his own fellow-citizens can convict him”Details
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
On December 5, 1933, the 18th amendment was repealed by the 21st amendment, ending prohibition. What most people don’t know is that state and local nullification created the atmosphere where this repeal was inevitable.Details
With some prominent privacy activists recognizing that appealing to Congress to stop NSA spying is futile, a hearing today in Utah shows that there is another path to shutting down mass surveillance. One that can work.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
The Founders learned very early in life to venerate the illuminating stories of ancient Greece and Rome. They learned these stories, not from secondary sources, but from the classics themselves.Details