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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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.
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.