“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 [...]
A simple question each of us needs to learn. As Ken Ivory (UT-HD47) has stated, “I don’t have all the answers but I have a really good question, where’s the line?” We just came from a presentation by Mr. Ivory and he is creating a ground swell of excitement here in Utah that will be [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
Saturday’s ‘Freedom is Rising’ show, on August 14th, was a show focused on federalism and the 10th Amendment.
Federalism is a form of governing in a republic that was launched in earnest, for the first time, through the efforts of the 1787Constitutional Convention. The men who gathered for the convention did not agree on everything and the states’ citizens they represented also disagreed on many things.
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.
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.
For this new system to work supremacy would have to be established in each level of governing duty. At the federal level the Constitution and the Laws of the United States were declared supreme over states, counties, wards, and individual people. This is pretty much the way it is taught, it may well sound familiar to those who recently completed a civics class. Not only was it critical for maintaining the balanced center between tyranny and anarchy, it was so critical nearly every citizen would raise their hand and swear an oath to defend it against foreign foes and domestic foes. However, the title of this article is state nullification trumps federal supremacy. How can that be?
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.
It was the end of a very heated, intense four months. The framers had joined together in an attempt to save the struggling confederation of 13 former colonies now known collectively as the United States of America. It was a time of turmoil among the states. Efforts to organize a central government under the Articles of Confederation were proving ineffective.
Some people—including the former law instructor who now serves as President of the United States—believe that it is impossible to reconstruct the Constitution’s original meaning.
As this book demonstrates, that view is substantially incorrect.
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.
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.
May 6th will be a very interesting evening for Utah delegates, voters, and candidates. When it comes to the 10th Amendment each of those participating in the questions surrounding Key #14 will have to defend or refute the amendment.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]