America touts the best educational system in the world – our federal government, at least, spends a good deal on education ranking second behind Switzerland on money per child– an average of $91,700 per student in the nine years between the ages of 6 and 15 according to “Losing the Brain Race” by Veronique de […]
If you read Think Progress’s article by Ian Millhiser you may think so. The article is even listed under “Radical Right-Wing Agenda” to help readers understand how radical Lee’s interpretation is. Reading the many comments on the article most of the Think Progress readers accept the authors’ view. What is left out is key to […]
Utah Nullification Project seeks to encourage state legislators to study and implement nullification of unconstitutional federal laws Lehi, UT, November 9, 2010 — Four months after the release of bestselling author Thomas E. Woods’ new book, Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, the Utah Tenth Amendment Center has raised enough funds […]
photo credit: swamysk On February 19 of this year, Utah’s Senate President and House Speaker co-authored an op-ed for the Washington Post in which they kindly requested that the federal government hand over some of its assumed powers to Utah as an “experiment” to help “relieve some of their burden”. This “modest proposal” suggested that […]
The following op-ed was published in today’s Standard Examiner: Consider for a moment a horrible scenario which unfortunately is far too common in the world today: an abusive, domineering husband whose timid wife fears for her safety, yet is so paralyzed that she dare not risk an attempt to flee. If the couple has any […]
On August 23, 1958, 46 Chief Justices from the Supreme Courts of the several states gathered together in Pasadena, California. The event drawing their presence was the Conference of Chief Justices, a regular forum for the highest judges in each state to meet and discuss important issues. Their 1958 meeting, however, proved to be quite […]
Many in Utah arecheering as Gov. Herbert and many state legislators are planning to accept the ‘grant’ money and strings attached to the bill. Most are not aware of the path this bill took from the House of Representatives through the Senate and finally to Pres. Obama for signature.
Within the educated messages today resides an organized movement people need to listen to as it contains the most peaceful, useful way to help restore order while defending our fundamental structure of federalism. Among the messengers are Thomas Woods, Jr., Dr. Kevin Gutzman, and Michael Boldin who is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center
While states’ rights generate a firestorm of emotions, with opponents claiming supporters simply want to return to the days of slavery and racism, nullification often creates a sense of confusion. Many people feel they are well educated in the subject of federalism while holding a core conviction federal law is supreme. After all, this is what they remember being taught in their high school and college American Government classes. So, the idea of a State thinking it can declare federal law null and void simply fails to register.
Pres. Harry Truman made the phrase, “the buck stops here” famous. Pres. Obama has embraced a similar stance with his often used “the buck stops with me” line. Every president between Truman and Obama have told the people the POTUS (President of the United States) is where the buck stops when it comes to many situations such as natural disasters, man created disasters, economic challenges, environmental concerns, and more.
Sen. Bob Bennett did not receive the delegate votes necessary to appear on the ballot.
Keystones to our restoration is found in the 9th and 10th Amendments. As we gain in our understanding of these two amendments we learn the true nature of federalism, separation of powers, personal responsibility, and the resulting freedom we enjoy.
Many wonder how it is we can have political factions seemingly different while obtaining the same results no matter which party is in office. It is fairly clear if we look at the nuance comments presented by leadership from the supposed conservative side of the aisle. It is a business of who has the biggest gang numbers according to RNC leadership.
This should give everyone a very clear idea of what we are up against when it comes to educating people on the original meaning of the 10th Amendment. I had to read this ‘myth buster’ explanation from Pelosi’s website several times to really grasp the fact she either truly believes this or truly hopes we […]
A key factor in successfully defending our American heritage and Constitution is discussion. We can study, we can fight, we can argue yet nothing will move forward without people willingly listening to one another and growing their mutual understanding through discussion and debate. Those opposing federalism and a free will approach to government fear people […]
Many have asked what can we read and study in order to prepare ourselves for the debates and discussions surrounding the 10th Amendment. Thanks to Michael Boldin and the Californian Tenth Amendment Center below you will find some fundamental articles that can help a great deal. As we prepare for the long struggle of education […]
When our foundation was set in the United States there were expectations by the framers. Among those expectations was governing at the lowest level with each person holding responsibility for themselves. Following original meaning, the path toward securing freedom and daily rights for future generations (a goal written into the Constitution Preamble) led from the […]
If you asked us what surprises us most about the world we live in, this would be high on the list . . . * Statists control nearly everything * Statist arguments dominate the national debate * And yet, public opinion is still largely anti-Statist Remember, Statism is the belief that . . . * […]
Today there was an article in the Desert News about this year’s legislative session, Carl Wimmer, and the Patrick Henry Caucus has some fair insights. There is even a comment by the House Minority Assistant Whip (can these titles of nobility get any more stretched?) Carol Moss (D – Holladay) that was right on the […]
In his newsletter Rep. Carl Wimmer included the update below on HB 143; Eminent Domain Authority, and 324; Public Lands Litigation. If you have not read these two pieces of legislation please do. As we hear the politicians and citizens screaming about the risk of cutting off federal funds by challenging the federal usurpation you […]
Obama’s administration has created a new game for states to play and today the Sweet ’16′ finalists were named. One of the saddest things I have seen in recent memory was an announcement of the 16 ‘finalists’ in the Obama Administration’s ‘Race to the Top’ competition for federal education dollars. Our country has sunk to […]
UT House District 47 candidate Ken Ivory reads 10th Amendment Resolution at First Annual Tenth Amendment Summit
The following statement was approved by candidates participating in the closed-door strategy meeting at the Tenth Amendment Summit – February 25, 2010 in Atlanta Georgia – Read by Ken Ivory at the all-day open session on Feb 26, 2010 We The People of the several States created a federal government to serve as our limited […]
Are the members of the 10th Amendment efforts supporting federalism or states’ rights? Should we link ourselves to John C. Calhoun and the notion of secessionism and abolishment or to restoration and original meaning as intended during the formation of our country? Do we deny the power of the federal government or simply stand against […]