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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 ...
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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 ...
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Nullification

Nullification

Nullification Any act or set of acts which results in a particular federal law or program being rendered null and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Today in History: President John Tyler Vetoes a National Bank Bill Sparking Violent Protests

Today in History: President John Tyler Vetoes a National Bank Bill Sparking Violent Protests

As a firm believer in state sovereignty and strict limits on federal power, he opposed the Whig program of internal improvements and protective tariffs, and he was adamantly against the ...
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Patrick Henry Warns of a "Great and Mighty Empire"

Patrick Henry Warns of a “Great and Mighty Empire”

Before the Constitution was adopted, Henry warned that it would create a “great and mighty empire” headed by a president able to “render himself absolute,” backed by a long-standing army ...
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The Federal Government is too Big; George Mason Warned Us

The Federal Government is too Big; George Mason Warned Us

Mason said that a centralized system is by its very nature "defective." and therefore, "no powers ought to be given, but such as are absolutely necessary." ...
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Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Coxe and others viewed the Second Amendment as about the right of individuals to privately own weapons, including weapons of war, for various purposes ...
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Resistance is Crucial to the Advancement of Liberty

Resistance is Crucial to the Advancement of Liberty

Necessity forced the American colonists to adopt a strategy of resistance. They had no political power - and there was no way they were ever going to gain any in ...
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Inflation Reduction Act: Another DC Lie

Inflation Reduction Act: Another DC Lie

This bill will not only increase inflation, it will also increase government spending and taxes ...
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STATE OF THE NULLIFICATION MOVEMENT

Step-by-step. Inch-by-inch. Brick-by-brick. That’s how we build a strong foundation for the Constitution and liberty. This report tells the current story of our efforts.

We like to think of it as a prospectus, of sorts – an “investor’s guide” to our work here the Tenth Amendment Center.

From the Blog

  • Supersized IRS Will Shrink Liberty
    by Ron Paul on August 15, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    The IRS is expected to hire approximately 87,000 new agents. Supporters of the expansion say the IRS will use the enhanced enforcement capacity to target only “the rich.” However, it is not necessary to massively […]

  • Feds Run Second-Biggest July Deficit in History
    by Mike Maharrey on August 15, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    There is no sign the U.S. government is going to get its spending problem under control. Last month, the feds ran the second-largest July budget deficit in history. The post Feds Run Second-Biggest July Deficit in […]

  • Parties and Cult of Personality
    by Mike Maharrey on August 15, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    George Washington warned that a party-first approach to politics would lead to "a frightful despotism." Partisanship leads to a cult of personality. That leads to a lot of power in the hands of a few. And that leads to […]

  • Forgotten Founder: Tench Coxe
    by Michael Boldin on August 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Few today know the name Tench Coxe, but at the time of the founding, he was famous. He wrote prolifically about the individual, natural right to keep and bear arms, the structure of the republic - and much more. The […]

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Streaming live Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:30am Pacific, host Michael Boldin covers the latest news about the constitution and liberty – plus reports on nullification efforts to undermine and defeat federal programs without relying on the federal government to limit its own power.

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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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