Michael Boldin Archive
Michael Boldin is the founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Michael has a full schedule working as senior editor of the Center's website, writes a regular column, fields media interviews, and travels the country (when invited, of course) to speak to crowds about sticking to the Constitution — every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.
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I know we’re all very upset about what’s happening in Washington. For many people, last week’s Senate vote was extremely upsetting. Sadly, though, we need to accept facts. The Federal government is filled with sociopathic criminals. But we can beat them. And we will.
When enough people stand up and say NO to the Federal government – and enough States and local communities pass laws backing them up – there’s not much that the Federal government can do to force their unConstitutional laws, regulations… or mandates… down our throats.
People everywhere are shouting from the rooftops: “This is the most important vote of your lifetime!” But the 2012 Presidential election is not a make-or-break election. America, as the Founders envisioned, has already been broken for a long, long time.
With the June Supreme Court ruling allowing the Obamacare mandate to continue — and most everything else too — people are trying to focus on just that and asking themselves, “What should I do to spend my time and resources most effectively?” Here is a Top 5 list of things not to do.
We don’t need permission from the courts to exercise our rights. We need to learn how to exercise our rights whether the government or the courts want us to do so. Our message today to the Supreme Court is pretty straightforward: You may have your opinion, now come and enforce it!
Under sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Feds claim the power to classify people in such a way that they no longer have rights. Today, in the spirit of the 19th century Personal-Liberty Laws, States and communities around the country are taking action against NDAA detention powers.
When the Tenth Amendment Center co-hosted three events at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., this month, the No. 1 question we heard from people when talking among the crowds was: “The 10th Amendment. Hmmmm. Which one is that?”
Today is an important day in American history. On Dec. 15, 1791, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (known as the Bill of Rights) came into effect through the process of ratification by the States. The Bill of Rights tells the Federal government what it is not allowed to do.
Concordia res parvae crescunt. It’s a Latin phrase made popular during the Revolutionary Period that means “small things grow great by concord.” And in a time when politicians claim the power to control nearly every aspect of your life, it’s a phrase that not only packs wisdom, but gives insight on a possible road map to liberty.
For more than a century, we’ve had winners on the left, and winners on the right. And not a single one of them — not one — has followed the Constitution as they were supposed to, and as we at the Tenth Amendment Center demand — every issue, every time, no exceptions and no excuses.