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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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Limiting Habeas Corpus : Limiting Government Power

Limiting Habeas Corpus : Limiting Government Power

DIGG THIS There's been quite an uproar over recent comments on Habeas Corpus by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported: "The Constitution doesn't say every individual ...
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REAL ID: Real Resistance

REAL ID: Real Resistance

Kudos to the Maine Legislature! InformationWeek Reports: Legislators in Maine have refused to implement the Real ID Act and are calling on Congress to repeal it. The Maine Senate and ...
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Line-Item Veto: An unconstitutional abrogation

Line-Item Veto: An unconstitutional abrogation

The Associated Press Reports: The Senate is moving toward its first vote in more than a decade on the line-item veto, and it's remarkable how much has changed – particularly ...
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Executive Branch Shouldn't Meddle with the Judiciary

Executive Branch Shouldn’t Meddle with the Judiciary

The San Francisco Chronicle Reports: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday warned federal judges not to meddle in cases involving national security, following a string of judicial rebukes of the ...
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New Law Could Subject Civilians to Military Trial

New Law Could Subject Civilians to Military Trial

The Washington Post Reports: Private contractors and other civilians serving with U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could be subject for the first time to military courts-martial under a new ...
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House Democrats aim at oil industry subsidies

House Democrats aim at oil industry subsidies

From Reuters: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday introduced a bill that would rescind billions of dollars worth of tax incentives extended to U.S. energy companies and ...
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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

  • The Original Originalist: Tucker’s View of the Constitution
    by Michael Boldin on October 25, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    St. George Tucker’s View of the Constitution of the United States was the first extended, systematic commentary on the Constitution after it had been ratified by the people of the several states and amended by the […]

  • Thomas Paine’s Declaration of War Against Monarchy
    by Dave Benner on October 25, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    As he believed, such focus on a single individual was too short-sighted, and merely scratched the surface when it came to the evils of monarchy in general. The post Thomas Paine’s Declaration of War Against Monarchy […]

  • The Founders Never Intended
    by Brion McClanahan on October 25, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I published my Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers in 2009 knowing that it would only be a matter of time before the left fully embraced tearing down what I consider to be America’s greatest […]

  • Catching Flak Means You’re Over the Target
    by Michael Boldin on October 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    As the saying goes, you don’t catch flak unless you’re over the target. And TAC has been catching flak for years. Sometimes from the usual suspects - and sometimes not. Highlighting the most “interesting” ones […]

Path to Liberty

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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