Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Michael Boldin covers current events, the original constitution and strategy – all with an eye on advancing liberty.
One side claims the other is trying to “defund” or “abolish” police, while the other is actively trying to double federal funding - which, of course, comes with federal strings and federal priorities. But they’re all full of it - the feds shouldn’t be involved in local policing in the first place.The post It’s all Theater: Federal Funding of Local Police first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Rather than a general government with few and defined powers, in his 5th essay, Antifederalist Brutus warned that a combination of taxing power and the necessary and proper clause would lead to a government with nearly infinite and incomprehensible power.The post Infinite and Incomprehensible: Antifederalist Brutus No. 5 first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
We were warned. Don’t trust anyone with power to endanger liberty. Yet some people who are on board with that, have their own exception - police. But how they use no-knock warrants - and what they claim they use them for - is just more proof that they shouldn’t be trusted either.The post They’re Lying: No-Knock Warrant Edition first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Is Court Packing Constitutional? Based on how they want to use it - no, and it’s not even close. Expanding the size of the court for logistical reasons is authorized by the Constitution and has been done in the past, but doing so in order to drive political outcomes is neither necessary nor proper, and should be soundly rejected.The post Court Packing: Unnecessary and Improper first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
In his 4th essay, Antifederalist Brutus made the case that the federal House of Representatives could never be truly representative - because there are far too few members. He predicted this would lead to corruption and bribery. And rather than resulting in a free government, it would lead to one of consolidation, force, and coercion.The post No Representation: Antifederalist Brutus No. 4 first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Born July 16, 1731, Samuel Huntington was a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was also President of the 2nd Continental Congress when the Articles went into effect in March 1781. Since this was the first constitution for the United States, did this make Huntington the real First President? Some historians think so, but there’s a strong case against it too.The post The Other “First...
On July 14, 1798 - John Adams signed the Sedition Act into law. This is one of the most egregious violations of the Constitution in history - criminalizing free speech and the press just years after the 1st Amendment was ratified.The post Free Speech Under Attack: The Sedition Act of 1798 first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
We were warned - founder after founder railed against factions and partisanship. Yet here we are today - where insane spending, money printing, and debt is described as either good or bad, depending on which party holds power.The post Partisan Hacks Laughing All the Way to the Bank first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Facial recognition surveillance, direct primary care, police state, permitless carry, sound money, raw milk - the latest steps forward for liberty in the states.The post Nullification Movement News: Step-by-Step for Liberty first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Probably the best-known American in his day, his Memoirs were required reading long after his passing. Benjamin Franklin's work and expertise spanned decades and topics - highlighting some of the most important quotes and warnings from freedom of speech - to the despotism he saw in the future.The post The First American: Benjamin Franklin’s Top Quotes and Warnings first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
The revolution started years before the war commenced - a change in the views and sentiments of the people. And we can trace the beginning of the controversy between Great Britain and America to James Otis Jr, and his arguments against the Writs of Assistance in 1761.The post The Real Revolution: James Otis vs the Writs of Assistance first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
$1 trillion spent in the 50 years since the Controlled Substances Act and Richard Nixon’s public war on drugs declaration. Implementing a UN global program of prohibition was never authorized under the Constitution in the first place.The post The War on Drugs: Unconstitutional Since Day One first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
The arguments supporting the creation of the First Bank of the U.S. became the basis for a loose constitutional construction that flipped the system on its head. Instead of a federal government exercising powers “few and defined,” it gave us a central government with powers “numerous and indefinite”The post It All Started with the Central Bank first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
What we do, where we come from, and where we’re going. An overview of the core principles behind the foundation and work of the Tenth Amendment Center. And although we’ve accomplished a great deal already, we’re just getting started.The post Just Getting Started: TAC’s 15 Year Anniversary! first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
What will be the practical impact and effect of newly-passed nullification bills? That will truly be determined by human action, or a lack of it. Those willing to exercise their rights despite federal “laws” to the contrary, and those willing to keep the pressure on state and local governments to take further steps in the years to come, among others.The post Human Action and Nullification first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
Natural Rights and Liberty - as we approach the TAC’s 15-year anniversary, discussing the essential foundation behind our work. Highlighting timeless insight from the founders and old revolutionaries - including Otis, Adams, Dickinson, Jefferson, Mason, Warren - and more.The post Liberty is the Primary Object first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.
When the feds usurp power never delegated to them in the Constitution, the founders told us to resist and nullify. Yet, most of the “conservative” movement rejected their advice and refused to nullify Obamacare. They instead focused on convincing federal judges and federal politicians to limit federal power. This has been a complete and utter disaster for the Constitution and liberty.The post Ignoring the Founders Ensures the ACA ...
The government has embarked on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database. And police are increasingly accessing databases from private companies - with or without a warrant or probable cause. This is a slippery slope toward a dystopian world in which there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. But two states have taken the first step to push back. Will they set a new standar...
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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