So you want to end Obamacare, but are wondering what you can actually do about it today. You’re not alone. For people who support the Founders’ Constitution and personal liberty, there still is hope.
“Legislating from the bench” has been superseded by even more dangerous “lawmaking” by unelected, unaccountable federal agencies. Here’s an overview of current state legislation to thwart federal overreach.
The Constitution has been twisted to give the federal government power far beyond anything the Founders ever planned. In order to actually turn things around, a few sacred cows need to be dealt with. Here are 10 steps you should take right now to set the stage for a dramatic constitutional recovery.
In response to federal overreach, most people tend to focus on three types of actions to stop them: elections, conventions and lawsuits. While they all have their place in an overall strategy to defend the Constitution, none of them should be the first step forward. That is, if you follow the advice of the “Father of the Constitution.”
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!
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.
Almost everyone I know has written a letter to the Federal government. They’ve contacted their Representatives or Senators at some point. They’ve emailed, faxed or even called asking, demanding or just plain begging these politicians to do something or not. I never have. Why? Because I believe it is an absurd idea to ask the Federal government to fix problems it created, and that doing so just doesn’t work.
Going to the Federal government to fix problems created by the Federal government not only doesn’t work; but after a century or so of trying, it might be bordering on insanity. There is a solution to our problems, and it doesn’t rely on the Federal government magically fixing itself. Instead, it lies with us — through the Jeffersonian remedy called nullification.
We don’t need no stinkin’ permission to exercise our rights. We need to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to or not. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my views with readers of the Personal Liberty Digest™, and am looking forward to doing so as often as possible.