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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rejects The Founding Fathers On States’ Rights

Referencing immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out strongly against the idea of states’ rights. He inferred that the states have no recourse but to submit to federal law. “There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is “the supreme law of the land.” I would invite any doubters to Gettysburg, and to the graves of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln,” Jeff Sessions said during a recent gathering with the California Peace Officers’ Association. However, Sessions’ words are at sharp odds with the Founding Fathers themselves, who created the United States of America in an attempt to… Keep Reading

Law/Politics

Christie V. NCAA: The Modern Fight For The Tenth Amendment

In modern America, the Bill of Rights is treated as a suggestion booklet. The Second Amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, through it is often limited and watered down by excessive regulation. The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures, though the federal government regularly violates people’s privacy in the digital age. These are just some of the many numerous examples. And then there’s the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment has a fairly straight-forward premise. Whatever is not specifically authorized for the federal government or prohibited for the states is… Keep Reading

History/Politics

Roe V. Wade—Nullification Is The “Rightful Remedy”

Being “pro-life” means a person opposes abortion. But while the pro-life movement seeks to change hearts and minds about abortion, the ultimate goal of the movement is to make abortion illegal. Abortion doctors murder babies, and they should be prosecuted for the crime. How can the pro-life movement bring about the legal prohibition of abortion? The most common hope today is that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade (1973), which would return the issue of legality to the states. This is certainly something to hope for. However, it has been over 44 years since Roe, and the Court… Keep Reading

History/Politics

Is The Supreme Court Really The Ultimate Arbiter Of The Constitution?

Americans today consider the Supreme Court to be the final arbiter of the Constitution. Politicians and voters alike will fight tooth and nail over legal questions facing the judicial system, even criticizing Supreme Court rulings when initially handed down. But give a Supreme Court decision enough time and Americans eventually acquiesce. The question becomes “settled.” From the banning of prayer and Bible reading in public schools in the 1960s to the recent forced recognition of same-sex “marriage” in all 50 States, the Court’s decisions reign supreme. However, the Supreme Court’s rulings do not enforce themselves. They carry weight because State… Keep Reading

Toward Libertarian Unity: How To Bridge The Gap Between Anarchism And Constitutionalism

A robust discussion last week between Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute, and Michael Boldin, Executive Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, showed how libertarians of different stripes can come together while reaching out to the broader public by sticking to the issues that matter. Boldin appeared on the Mises Institute’s Audio/Video Podcast for a spirited discussion about libertarian strategy. This is an essential topic that has been glossed over for far too long, to the detriment of the movement as a whole. While Deist, a staunch anarchist, and Boldin, a political reformer, may seem to be at odds,… Keep Reading

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