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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
States’ rights initiatives aimed at restoring our 10th Amendment duties are currently sweeping the country. Media is picking up on it, pundits are spinning it a number of ways, and overall understanding is slowly improving despite the detractors using the same old scare tactics to paint it wrong in people’s minds. People are awakening to [...]
It is a question all those supporting states’ rights initiatives need to ask themselves. Once answered affirmatively the struggle for educating others truly begins. It is easy to claim we support our sovereignty, to lend our voice to state resolutions, perhaps even support legislation with some teeth, yet how will we withstand the opponents who [...]
The Utah 9.12 States’ Rights Coalition just released the following, great information from this morning’s committee hearing on SJR-6, the citizen’s drafted resolution before the Utah Legislature this year. ———————— GREAT NEWS! The Utah States’ Rights Resolution, SJR6, passed the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee this morning with a unanimous vote! It will go to the [...]
All Utah supporters of our states’ powers and duties under our 10th Amendment it is important you know the impact you are having on this keystone amendment. Your impact is being felt in Utah and, together with the national and other state centers, around our Federal Republic. As many of you know there are always [...]
On Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, we continue “Rediscovering Our Heritage” and we are getting into the heart of our heritage. Those attending are learning where a lot of our American spirit developed as well as learning about the sparks of revolution leading to our birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence. We left off with the Stamp [...]
Hats off to Bryce Shonka for creating a beautiful, articulate tri-fold to help us educate people on the Firearms Freedom Act. In Utah this is a big help for gaining citizen support for Sen. Margaret Dayton’s (R- Orem, Senate District 15) SB-11; Utah State-Made Firearms Protection legislation. The link to the tri-fold is; Firearms Freedom [...]
Progressives who eye a nationalist agenda, desiring to finally complete the subjugation of states to mere mid-management levels, have long embraced the notion states are subordinate while the federal government is supreme. This idea has been presented long enough many who may consider the idea of states’ rights, or powers, stop short when they remember [...]
We are entering another election year. Campaigning never seems to end in this day and age, especially with a president who seems to always be in campaign mode. We will be faced with on-going advertisements and promises from candidates. As Nancy Pelosi reminded us all last week, many things are said on the campaign trail with no [...]
Special Guest Michael Boldin – Tenth Amendment Center Founder On Air! Saturday January 2, 2010 7:00 PM EST
Our ‘Freedom is Rising’ Saturday broadcast is happy to have Michael Boldin joining us this Saturday at 5pm MST. The chat room will be open for questions and comments, the call in lines will be available as well during the live broadcast. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/March-of-Liberty Call in: 326-347-9311 Michael Boldin founded the Tenth Amendment Center in 2006. [...]
In the original intent of our U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8 provided enumerated powers for the federal or general government with all other powers remaining with the States or with the People.
One of those enumerated is the power “[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes,” which we refer to as the ‘Commerce Clause.’
Proposed resolution will be presented to the State Legislature in January 2010. A resolution is just that. A statement of resolve that commits the legislature to act in a particular manner. This resolution is intended to be a statement by the PEOPLE OF UTAH and a pledge by the people’s representatives in the State legislature [...]
July 2009, New Utah Governor Gary Herbert will stand up for Utah’s State Rights: Second, let me also affirm that I believe in the appropriate – but limited – role of government. I believe that what government we have ought to be well-run and efficient. As stated by former President Ronald Reagan in his farewell [...]