As Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky resolutions of 1798 â€“ the people of this country are not united on a principle of unlimited submission to their general government.
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A line was drawn in the sand last week- a response by the Federal Government to the State of Tennessee and their assertion of sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution.
If Thomas Jefferson could come back and visit the United States for a day, would he recognize the government his wisdom helped create?
In this first Tenth Amendment Center Podcast, Professor Rob Natelson teaches us about proper role of government in a federal system and much more…
I propose the United States of America change its name to the Federalized States of America, or better yet the Coerced States of America. We should either make this change or return to a literal reading of the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
After being nearly derailed on a technicality this month, Texas House Concurrent Resolution 50 (HCR50) was brought back for a vote today, and passed by a wide margin.
â€œThe purpose of this Resolution is to clearly affirm to Congress and the President our Stateâ€™s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution and to demand that the federal government halt the practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates upon the states for purposes which are not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States of Americaâ€ said Representative Perry from the State House.
The very recent revival of the Tenth Amendment on both popular and political landscapes has underscored the ever-present demarcation between liberty and statism. It has also brought to light an interesting demarcation within the group of liberty-minded anti-statists.
The Tenth Amendment is not so much about â€œstates’ rightsâ€ as it is about an individual right to be governed locally.
If Thomas Jefferson could come back and visit the United States for a day, would he recognize the government his wisdom and wordsmithing helped create?
We all are aware of the importance of the U.S. Constitution as the legal foundation of our republic, I do not have to tell you the dire implications of one level of government ignoring some, or all, of this document. Our Constitution has served us well for over two hundred and twenty years, in part, because of the great respect and adherence to it by both the federal government and the respective states. It is true that since itâ€™s ratification in 1789, the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted by some of the most brilliant minds in our nationâ€™s history.