In the final hours of its 2012 general session, the Utah legislature unanimously voted in support of a resolution expressing concern over the recently-passed NDAA. The final version of the much-amended resolution notes that “there is disagreement about the impacts of Sections 1021 and 1022″ and, in opposition to the assumption of power to deny due [...]
“Lawmaker wants to criminalize enforcing federal food law!” That’s the headline of a recent KSL article (with an exclamation point added in for emphasis) regarding a bill that will be considered in the upcoming 2012 legislative session. Sponsored by Utah Senator Casey Anderson and originally drafted by the Utah Tenth Amendment Center, this bill is [...]
photo credit: Poisonist Arguing before the Superior Court of Massachusetts in 1761, attorney James Otis argued for five hours against the legality of writs of assistance. These writs, which served as general search warrants that did not expire, allowed government officials to search an individual’s person or property at any time, and for any (or [...]
Texas has shown leadership in standing up to the TSA and protecting the right of innocent individuals to travel without being molested by a government agent. As was documented in an article on the national TAC site a couple of days ago, the state has unfortunately capitulated as a result of a direct threat from [...]
This past legislative session Rep. Ken Ivory (R – LD47) sponsored legislation based on his ground-breaking effort to teach people to ask, and answer, an all important question; Where’s the Line? This initial legislation places Utah in a powerful position which will make it required, by law, for the State to review federal legislation to [...]
Earlier this month, we reported on the sound money bill which the Utah legislature passed. Last Friday, Governor Herbert signed this bill into law. The core component of this new law is the legalized recognition of gold and silver coins (issued by the federal government) as legal currency within the state. They may be used [...]
Today, the Utah Senate passed HB317, a bill which will legalize gold and silver as tender within the state of Utah and exempt the exchange (purchase) of such specie from sales and capital gains taxes. Having already passed the House, the bill will now be sent to Governor Herbert to be signed into law, should [...]
Last night, the Utah Tenth Amendment Center held its first annual legislative briefing, bringing together pro-10th amendment legislators with over 75 leaders and influential members of the various political and patriotic groups throughout the state. The purpose of this meeting was to allow any legislator to present to this group who planned to introduce a [...]
photo credit: Corey Holmes In 1980, Zimbabwe became a sovereign African nation, gaining its independence from the United Kingdom. At that time, their dollar was valued at a higher rate than the U.S. dollar, at a rate of 1 to 1.25. Earlier this decade, President Mugabe—in power since 1987—began to fulfill a long-standing campaign promise [...]
photo credit: Randy Son of Robert While many people assume that the thirteen colonies which declared independence from Great Britain did so jointly as part of a newly-formed (or -forming) nation, this is incorrect. This belief is not only erroneous, but also dangerous. If one assumes that a conglomeration of the colonies secured independence and [...]
When you change your constitution you are altering your form of government.
According to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) those members of his faction , the Democratic Party, most likely to be defeated in 2010 are the very members difficult to pull into party line.
The Congressional 10th Amendment Task Force today introduced a House Resolution, reaffirming Congress’ commitment to the principle of federalism and the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Last night, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) spoke before the House of Representatives to “plead the 10th” regarding the Work-Life Balance Award Act (H.R. 4855). “I plead the 10th” is an effort by the 10th Amendment Task Force to educate Members and the public about the principles of federalism.
Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC, and those citizens who are a part of the nearly 30,000 strong Downsize DC Army are gaining candidate support for the Downsize DC Agenda. The agenda is based on six of the 24 excellent campaigns thoughtfully developed and promoted by the organization.
Pork barrel spending; a wonderful invention of a system built on special interest, redistribution mentality. Those who think it is simply a necessary ‘tool’ our federal representatives must use to help us ‘get our share’ are not ready for the 10th Amendment. People who demand and obtain money through pork barrel earmarks sell every Utah citizen into federal servitude because no pork comes without attachments.
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 [...]
This morning I received Rep. Carl Wimmer’s newsletter that provided a good update on the legislative session and the many bills that were set in the fundamental principles of the 10th Amendment. We wish to thank the members of the Patrick Henry Caucus, Rep. Wimmer, Gov. Herbert, and all of you who support a restoration [...]
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 I received an email from Rep. Dennis Kucinich explaining his view on health care as a civil right. Here is my reply; Dear Rep. Kucinich, You may consider it a civil right yet it is not an inalienable right. To provide civil rights, such as health care, one must be willing to remove civil [...]
A letter by Ken Ivory Esteemed Senators Waddoups, Jenkins and Neiderhauser: We realize that HB143 and HB324 represent bold steps in Restoring the Balance of Power to the States as originally and deliberately designed into our constitutional federalist system of government. Each of the founders understood that the ultimate check and balance to “tyrannical” centralized [...]
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 [...]
This is a great reminder sent out by Utah Rising! We appreciate their efforts! The Time To Reclaim Our Land Is NOW! Call your State Senator TODAY! (Only 2 days left in session!) Did you know that almost 70% of Utah is owned by the federal government? That means that we, as Utahns, can only [...]
Sen. Howard Stephenson introduced the State Sovereignty and Tenth Amendment Resolution, SJR-6, on January 12th. It was created in the spring of 2009 by citizens for citizens. The Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition, with the guidance of Larry Jensen (Utah Grassroots Alliance Coordinator), Chris Strause and many others, formed the message. After looking for someone to support [...]