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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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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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Nullify! Chapter 2: Four Steps to Bring Down Federal Programs

James Madison told us that using these steps together in multiple states would be extremely effective against the federal government. He wrote that doing so would “present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.” 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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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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Advocates of Centralized Power Betray the Constitution

The Constitution doesn’t authorize the federal government to regulate marriage. But some people seem to be fine with the Supreme Court exercising any power, as long as it suits their agenda. Continue reading






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The War of 1861

The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies “to be free, sovereign and independent states.” These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always held the right to fire agents. In other words, states held a right to withdraw from the pact — secede. 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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