Category Archives: Bill of Rights

Two More States Move Bills to Take on Drones, Stingrays

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Nullify! Chapter 5: “A Starting Point”

Understood in this correct historical context, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 provide an invaluable blueprint on how to stop federal power today. Includes correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarding the rightful remedy of nullification at the time of the Alien & Sedition Act. Continue reading






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Does the United States Still Exist?

Historically, a government that can, without due process, throw a citizen into a dungeon or summarily execute him is considered to be a tyranny, not a democracy. By any historical definition, the United States today is a tyranny. Continue reading






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State Nullification Reports from Tenth Amendment Center

Courtesy of the Tenth Amendment Center: Nullify Federal Gun Control On Monday, an important Arizona Senate committee passed a bill to prohibit the state from using personnel or resources to enforce any new federal gun control measures, setting the foundation to nullify them in practice … Continue reading

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Nullify! Chapter 4: The Principles of ’98 from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, formally articulating the principles of nullification for the first time. Continue reading






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As Obama Plots Ban, Court Upholds “Fundamental Right to Assault Weapons”

“This case was a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA who specializes in Second Amendment law. Continue reading






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The Purpose of Government

The Bill of Rights — which is, of course, all about liberty — is from beginning to end a statement of what the federal government may not do, to us or to the governments of the states. Continue reading






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New York Bill Aims to Ban Encrypted Phones

Depending on how the law works, it might be subject to a number of other constitutional challenges, including under the First Amendment. Continue reading






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Nullification and the Kentucky Resolution of 1798

Because the United States was founded as a constitutional republic, Americans of all eras frequently raise concerns about federal authority that bear resemblance to debates from earlier times in our history. Continue reading






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Nullify! Chapter 1: Three Things that James Madison Did NOT Advise

From the Tenth Amendment Center, October 17, 2015 • What James Madison did NOT advise might be even more notable than what he did advise. He never told you that your first or primary strategy should include the three things … Continue reading

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