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A site that reminds the yokels in DC that they violate the Constitution every waking moment.
The Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect Tenth Amendment freedoms through information and education. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power.
I think centralizing power is always a net loss for liberty. So did the founding generation. This is why the framers of the Constitution emphatically rejected a proposal to give the federal government veto-power over state laws. It’s also why the first Congress rejected applying some provisions of the Bill of Rights to the states. […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 30, 2020) – On Tuesday, a Tennessee House committee passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for Tennessee residents to carry a firearm without a license in the state, fostering an environment hostile to federal gun control. Rep. William Lamberth (R-Portland) introduced House Bill 2817 (HB2817) back in February. […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 30, 2020) – The Arizona House voted down a bill to reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws and prohibit the state from taking a person’s property without a criminal conviction. The proposed legislation would have built on important reforms signed into law in 2017. Sen. Eddie Farnsworth (R-Mesa) introduced Senate Bill 1556 […]
We have brought the founding generation’s greatest fear to life. That fear was centralization of power. One of the most forceful arguments against ratifying the Constitution revolved around what founders called “consolidation.” They feared that the new general government created by the Constitution would swallow up the states and effectively turn the United States into […]
On his 29th birthday – May 29, 1765 – Patrick Henry introduced a series of resolutions against the Stamp Act. In a speech the following day to encourage passage of the resolutions, Henry made his famous “If this be treason…” statement. A number of them passed, and even the ones the didn’t were widely published […]
What does the Constitution mean, and who gets to decide? Such a question has been answered in written form by political pundits, lawyers, and academics. Most of these accounts, however, rely upon a pre-determined ideological narrative that routinely obfuscates an impartial view. Defying these trends, Mike Maharrey’s new work dares to answer the question by […]
1. As to elections for LOCAL & STATE offices (where no federal elections are on the ballot): What does your STATE CONSTITUTION say? Does it prescribe any particular “manner” of voting? “Manner of voting” refers to a requirement of personal presence at the place of voting and to a show of hands, or voice votes, […]
RICHMOND, Va. (May 26, 2020) – Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave final approval to a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession with a recommended amendment despite federal prohibition. A bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives introduced House Bill 972 (HB972) and Senate Bill 2 (SB2) earlier this year. Under the law, marijuana will remain […]