Breaking Free of our Shackles

“When our opinions change, regimes fall or change. And it can happen peacefully, simply by the withdrawal of consent.”

“Ultimately, when the mass of the public says – we’re not going to be treated like this anymore – things DO change. Because the people responsible for putting us in this situation are a small minority. WE are the majority.” (Tenth Amendment Center)

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It’s not About Political Parties. It’s About Liberty

By Michael Boldin

Tenth Amendment Center

The following is based off a speech I gave at the first annual Tenth Amendment Summit in Atlanta, GA on February 26, 2010.

How can a “crazy” Californian and a “conservative” Georgian be friends? It’s simple – through the principles of ’98. In 1798, the John Adams administration signed into law that Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to publish “false, scandalous, and malicious writing” against the government or its officials. In practice, it was used to quell the freedom of speech in dissent against the sitting administration.

In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Thomas Jefferson responded:

“the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government”

But wait – that’s not all. He went on to say that all undelegated powers exercised by the federal government are “unathoritative, void and of no force.” And, that a “nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” Continue reading

Nullification at Work: Marijuana Law Advances in New Jersey

By: Michael Boldin

Source: Tenth Amendment Center

Dec. 03, 2009

Skeptics of the 10th Amendment Movement will often say something to the effect of – “It’s all talk, the Supreme Court has already ruled against just about everything you’re trying!”

They’re clearly missing the point.

This movement is not about waiting for Federal judges or Federal politicians to give us permission to exercise our rights – it’s about exercising our rights whether they want us to or not.

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