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How Do I View America?

When applying for a position as a middle school literature teacher at a private school in West Valley, I was asked to submit my resume, a cover letter, and an essay explaining my views on America.  The essay I submitted is as follows: How Do I View America? I have always been a patriot. Since […]


Introducing the Utah Intrastate Commerce Project

Throwing any anachronistic caution to the wind, Congress now assumes the authority to regulate anything and everything it deems worthy of its attention. Over 300 federal regulatory agencies exist, such as the FDA, EPA, USDA, CDC, OSHA, HHS, ATF, FDIC, FAA, FCC, FTC, FETC, FEMA, FERC and many others, each of which is empowered by […]


Congressman Bishop pleads the 10th!

Congressman Bishop pleads the 10th!

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.


More Like Us (Revisited)

In the late 1980s, Japan was widely perceived as the new model of economic prosperity. Books on the keys to Japan’s success flooded bookstores. Pundits proclaimed that the secret to succeeding in business was to be more like the Japanese. During this period of fervor to be more like the Japanese, James Fallows wrote a book called More Like Us.


Utah is not in full support of a health care fight

Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff has been making news since Sunday. He is one of at least 10 who are banding together; Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. This is a good sign for those supporting a defense against further federal usurpation of power. While this is going […]


State Government vs. Federal Government Radio Show

Steel on Steel radio show, hosted by John Loeffler, this weekend is focused on state vs. federal governments.  Gary Wood was interviewed for the show for the 10th Amendment segment.  To listen to the interview click the player embedded in this post. There were many good areas on this show so the entire broadcast is […]


HB-67 Passes Senate Committee 7 to 1

Ken Rizzuto, Chairman of the Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition, just reported HB-67 has passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning after hearing a presentation by Rep. Carl Wimmer.  The next stop will be the Senate for full debate and vote before moving on for Gov. Herbert’s signature. The one vote against […]


The Night of the Living Government

Andrew Klavan says a lot in this little input on the culture. One way to battle the zombies of government is to burn them with the torch of the 10th Amendment.


Utah HCR-2 States' Rights Resolution

Below is the PDF of Utah House Concurrent Resolution introduced by Utah Representative Julie Fisher. Link to Resolution details


Consider the 10th Amendment

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Analysis: Where the 9th Amendment protects the people against attempts of the federal government to invoke powers not specifically enumerated the 10th Amendment restrains federal power over […]