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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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Trust Funds: Real and Imaginary

Trust Funds: Real and Imaginary

Social Security is just another federal welfare program. In fact, it is an intergenerational, income-transfer, wealth-redistribution welfare program ...
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Does Biden's OSHA vaccination mandate exceed federal authority?

Does Biden’s OSHA vaccination mandate exceed federal authority?

It would require a short book to analyze these issues in detail. So this essay focuses only on the first: Does the mandate exceed the enumerated powers the Constitution grants ...
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Benjamin Franklin on "Doing Good to the Poor"

Benjamin Franklin on “Doing Good to the Poor”

Government welfare programs effectively subsidize poverty and ultimately make things worse. Incentives matter. When you incentivize people not to work by providing generous benefits, they will be less inclined to ...
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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...
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The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on enforcing the Constitution - and it’s importance as a political reference point ...
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The Values in the Declaration of Independence

The Values in the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is divided into five parts: the preamble, the statement of philosophy, the grievances, the operative words, and the statement of the signers ...
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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 Constitution vs OSHA and What to do About it
    by Mike Maharrey on December 5, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I appeared on It's Too Late, with Alan Mosley to talk about the federal vaccine mandate and what we can do about it. The post The Constitution vs OSHA and What to do About it first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

  • The Power of “No!”
    by Mike Maharrey on December 4, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    December 1 marked the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus. The post The Power of “No!” first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

  • Abusing the Constitution
    by Mike Maharrey on December 4, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    I appeared on Outbreak News with Robert Herriman to talk about the most misunderstood and abused clauses of the Constitution. The post Abusing the Constitution first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

  • Changing With the Times?
    by Mike Maharrey on December 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Government isn't supposed to just willy-nilly change the Constitution. That's why the founders included an amendment process. The post Changing With the Times? first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

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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