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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Here’s something that shouldn’t be news to you: Congress is actually much worse than a lost cause. But while things may appear bleak for the Constitution and liberty, there is a State-level line of resistance building that provides hope for the future and a blueprint for success.
A number of States are now considering bills to thwart the implementation of Obamacare or legislation to turn off resources like water and power to National Security Agency facilities around the country. The bills seek to direct State agents and employees to stop participating in the enforcement of various Federal acts.
A few weeks ago, Dianne Feinstein claimed that mass spying by the National Security Agency is “lawful, effective and Constitutional.” I won’t waste my time refuting that nonsense. But I will give you some tools to resist these criminals, without relying on people like Dianne Feinstein to do the right thing — which, by the way, is unlikely to happen.
The Constitution is quite clear on war power. Congress has the power to determine if the country will wage offensive war and against whom. Once that decision is made by Congress, the President is in charge of waging that war.
I’ve got some news for you. There is absolutely nothing from the Founding Fathers in which they said your No. 1 course of action in response to massive, repeated Constitutional violations should be to “vote the bums out.” They never said that. Nowhere. Ever.
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!