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“The 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 people.”

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The 10th Amendment: History, Purpose and Impact

The 10th Amendment: History, Purpose and Impact

 The Tenth Amendment The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the ...
The Supremacy Clause

The Supremacy Clause

 The Supremacy Clause This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and ...
Nullification

Nullification

Nullification Any act or set of acts which results in a particular federal law or program being rendered null and ...
The Commerce Clause

The Commerce Clause

 The Commerce Clause [The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and ...
Necessary and Proper Clause

Necessary and Proper Clause

 Necessary and Proper Clause [The Congress shall have Power] To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for ...
General Welfare Clause

General Welfare Clause

 General Welfare Clause [The Congress shall have Power] To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the ...

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Power From the People: The Revolutionary Roots of the 10th Amendment

Power From the People: The Revolutionary Roots of the 10th Amendment

Thomas Jefferson called the 10th Amendment the "foundation of the Constitution," and for good reason too. It enshrines many of the radical principles that sparked the “real American Revolution” in ...
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Free and Independent: The Foreign Policy of Washington and Jefferson

Free and Independent: The Foreign Policy of Washington and Jefferson

Anxious to preserve their hard-won independence, Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson championed a foreign policy centered on avoiding "entangling alliances." They envisioned America pursuing peace, trade, and "friendship with ...
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Was Shays' Rebellion Overblown? The Debate Over the Constitution

Was Shays’ Rebellion Overblown? The Debate Over the Constitution

Did a "little rebellion" truly necessitate a whole new system of government? Or was Shays' Rebellion just a convenient and over-blown excuse to usher in a more powerful central government ...
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Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty Across the Centuries

Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty Across the Centuries

The Magna Carta may be centuries old, but its message remains as relevant as ever: No one is above the law, and everyone is entitled to the protection of their ...
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2nd Amendment: The Untold Truth Schools Don't Teach

2nd Amendment: The Untold Truth Schools Don’t Teach

to the founders, there were actually FOUR main reasons - or purposes - for the 2nd Amendment. While a lot of gun rights supporters and organizations often get 1, 2 ...
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Pursuit of Happiness: "We Cannot be Happy without Being Free"

Pursuit of Happiness: “We Cannot be Happy without Being Free”

The “pursuit of happiness” is a foundational principle enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. In the Founders’ view, this was inextricably linked to individual liberty and property rights ...

STATE OF THE NULLIFICATION MOVEMENT

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Thomas Jefferson: Foundation

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that “all powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people”

James Madison: Few and Defined

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.

Theophilus Parsons: Usurpation

An act of usurpation is not law and any man may be justified in its resistance.

Patrick Henry: Primary Object

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, Sir, was then the primary object.

Mercy Otis Warren: Servitude

We have seen in all ages the many become the slaves of the few; preferring the wretched tranquillity of inglorious ease, they patiently yield to despotic masters, until awakened by multiplied wrongs to the feelings of human nature

Oliver Ellsworth: Void

If they make a law which the Constitution does not authorize, it is void.

Thomas Paine: War Taxes

Taxes were not raised to carry on wars, wars were raised to carry on taxes.

Samuel Adams: Taxation

The supreme power cannot Justly take from any man, any part of his property without his consent, in person or by his Representative.

St. George Tucker: Usurpation

Every extension of the administrative authority beyond its just constitutional limits, is absolutely an act of usurpation.

Rufus King: Judges

The judges must interpret the Laws, they ought not to be legislators.

Patrick Henry: Sword and Purse

Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse.

 

We work to educate people on the original, legal meaning of the Constitution as drafted by the Founders and approved by the People of the Several States.

We also work to activate people to support a 10th Amendment strategy advised by James Madison, a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the union” as an effective method to reject, resist and nullify unconstitutional federal acts.

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