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Nullify! Chapter 3: Theo & Alex

While James Madison wrote the most specific and complete set of instructions on how to stop the federal government without going to the federal government, he was far from the only founder to talk about states as a check on federal power. Enter Theophilus Parsons and Alexander Hamilton. 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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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

Our individual freedoms have been eviscerated so that the government’s powers could be expanded, while reducing us to a system of slavery disguised as a democracy. Continue reading

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Poll: Majority of Americans Support States Opting Out of Federal Programs

By Mike Maharrey for the Tenth Amendment Center A recent Rasmussen poll indicates a growing number of Americans agree with James Madison and support state refusal to cooperate with the federal government. The first key finding was that a majority … Continue reading

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States Assert Sovereignty to Shut Down NSA Facilities

Since the revelations about the NSA’s activities made by Edward Snowden — The New American has chronicled the efforts of several states to reclaim sovereignty from the forces of federal consolidation. Continue reading

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Refuting Objections: But Nullification Isn’t In The Constitution!

Madison is not calling nullification a mere legal tool, but a natural right along with “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is a right which all people are born with innately and cannot be deprived of them without their consent. Continue reading

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Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying

Left, right and even the generally apathetic are outraged that their government is spying on them day in and day out,” he said. “Violations of our basic civil liberties impacts us all –Democrats, Republicans and independents alike. For all of our political bickering, Americans rally around certain core principles enshrined in our Constitution. Continue reading

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‘Tenther’ movement aims to put power back in states’ hands

by Ed Hornick, reporting for CNN Politics, originally posted February 10, 2010. Washington (CNN)  — Their message is loud and clear: Big government is out of control; states need to take back their constitutional rights. A movement has been growing … Continue reading

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