The philosophical ideas that would give rise to the protections granted in the Tenth Amendment were present before the Revolutionary War even started.
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If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers it will continue to grow â€“ regardless of elections.
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.
The battle between Jefferson and Hamilton is of very great significance, and precisely because it represented a clash between two fundamentally contrasting systems of political principle.
Kevin Gutzman’s “Virginia’s American Revolution” is a treasure trove for those who would recapture the original American republic.
The Civil War was fought with one purpose in mind: To preserve the Union at all costs. And, to put it in Lincolnâ€™s terms, with no ifs, ands, or buts. Youâ€™d better agree with the president, or else.
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” – James Madison
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America, was an architect, a philosopher, a Deist and an impeccable prose stylist. His passionate appeal to dissolve ties with Englandâ€”the Declaration of Independenceâ€”led the early colonies to war and ultimately freedom. As president, he earned respect for his sound principles and industrious nature, though his private life has been subjected to intense scrutiny.
by David Gordon, Mises.org [The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. By Kevin R.C. Gutzman. Regnery Publishing, 2007. Xiii + 258 pgs.] Kevin Gutzman gives his readers much more than they had a right to expect. The “Politically Incorrect Guide” series in which his book appears aims at a popular audience: its goal is to [...]
On 02-26-09, a number of Virginia State Representative intrduced House Resolution 61, which reads: RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Congress of the United States be urged to honor state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment [...]