While the Framers understood the need for a federal government, what concerned them was the possibility that such a government would become a worse menace than no government at all. Their recent experience with the British government â€“ which of course had been their government and against which they had taken up arms â€“ had reinforced what they had learned through their study of history: that the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of a people was their own government.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has issued a press release in which she purports to rebut those of us who have expressed doubts about the constitutionality of some health care reform plans. Her claims are dubious at best.
On this Constitution Day and afterwards, spend some time becoming acquainted with Anti-Federalist thought. Our country needs its revival now more than ever.
In this recent interview, Tom Woods discusses the debt some progressive causes owe to statesâ€™ rights, state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, the undue respect given to the Supremacy Clause, and more.
Mike Rozeff on the 11 reasons Obama should stay out of the classroom.
Richard Epstein has, in How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, defied the current scholarly consensus.
A major goal of our Constitution and Bill of Rights is to limit government power. National health care proposals would increase that power greatly.
An observer of history and these current events cannot help but draw strikingly similar comparisons to America’s political struggles during the early to mid-1800s, where there was a serious threat to our original form of constitutional government by the Centralists of that day.
- 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