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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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Colonial Nullification: A Maryland County Court's Repudiation of the Stamp Act

Colonial Nullification: A Maryland County Court’s Repudiation of the Stamp Act

On Nov. 23, the court issued a formal unanimous ruling that the Stamp Act was to be ignored, effectively nullifying it in practice in the county. The court gave two ...
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Constitutional Sleight of Hand: The Evolution of Implied Powers

Constitutional Sleight of Hand: The Evolution of Implied Powers

You need to understand the role "implied powers" play in American law. This means having an original understanding of the meaning of the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause: ...
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Understanding the Constitution: the 14th Amendment: Part I

Understanding the Constitution: the 14th Amendment: Part I

This two-part essay is a primer on the longest amendment ever adopted—the 14th. Some say it’s the most important amendment, because it empowered the federal government to protect people from ...
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Federal Reserve Failure

Federal Reserve Failure

Those of us who know the truth should seek to convince our fellow citizens of the importance of restoring a limited, constitutional government that does not try to run the ...
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Feds Can't Enforce Vaccine Mandate Without "A Lot of Help"

Feds Can’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate Without “A Lot of Help”

OSHA will also rely on state cooperation to enforce the mandate. It's a "team effort." Here's the dirty little secret they don't want you to know -- partnerships and "team ...
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Predatory Pricing?

Predatory Pricing?

Uncle Sam can’t seem to make up his mind about how to define predatory pricing. Charge too little for a good or a service and the federal government might term ...
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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

  • Rights are Not Gifts from Government
    by Michael Boldin on November 26, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    This is a message I believe is so incredibly important to cover - again and again and again. Because as long as people continue to incorrectly refer to their rights as being "granted" by a document - then those who […]

  • A Living Breathing Constitution Is a Dead Constitution
    by Mike Maharrey on November 24, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    The words of the commerce clause have not changed in over 200 years. But the Supreme Court has reinterpreted those words to mean something different. The post A Living Breathing Constitution Is a Dead Constitution first […]

  • Finding Perspective: Thanks to the Founders
    by Michael Boldin on November 24, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Living under the largest government in the history of the planet, it’s not always easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even in this season of thanks - and giving. But thanks to the timeless wisdom and […]

  • Feds Buying Their Way Around the Fourth Amendment
    by Mike Maharrey on November 23, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    The feds are buying access to private data collection companies as a way to gather information on people without a warrant. The post Feds Buying Their Way Around the Fourth Amendment first appeared on Tenth Amendment […]

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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