Tenth Amendment Center

The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.

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Take any American history or political science course and you are certain to talk about the landmark Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison. I could probably also surmise that you will be told this is precisely the role the Constitution gave the judicial branch. That, of course, would be wrong, but this would be…

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 19, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Nebraska legislature gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Bob Hilkemann (R-Omaha) introduced Legislature Bill 117 (LB117) last year and…

It seems the kids who wanted the federal government to violate my basic rights are unhappy because a government entity is violating their basic rights. A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student tweeted out a photo of herself holding a clear backpack issued by the school in the wake of the tragic shooting last month.…

Last week, I warned you about trusting lawyers to explain the Constitution. On this week’s episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I  make an exception to that general advice. I’m also explain what a baseball rule can teach us about constitutional interpretation. You can subscribe to Thoughts from Maharrey Head for free on iTunes. Just click HERE. SHOW…

BERKELEY, Calif. (April 18, 2018) – The city of Berkeley, Calif., has passed a local ordinance that sets the stage to limit the acquisition and use of spy gear by law enforcement and other city agencies. The Surveillance Technology Use and Community Safety Ordinance ensures there will be public notice and debate before the city acquires…

Over the weekend, President Trump celebrated firing more than 100 missiles into Syria by Tweeting, “Mission Accomplished!” They say if you cannot learn from history you are condemned to repeat it. So I guess we are repeating it. We all remember that “Mission Accomplished” was the banner behind then-President Bush as he gloated aboard a…

The Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money allows it create all kinds of distortions in the marketplace. This is why we need more state actions to take on the Fed’s monetary monopoly. Ron Paul talked about bubbles during his Liberty Report last week, noting recent articles on the subprime auto bubble, along with housing bubble 2.0. As…

Centralization of power in Washington D.C. is the biggest threat to our liberty. On the other hand constitutional decentralization is way out. I appeared as a guest on the Gold Standard with Alan Mosley. We talked generally about the principles of nullification and more specifically how we put the idea into practical effect at the…

To “declare war” in eighteenth-century terms included “declaring” by taking military action as well as by issuing a proclamation, and even relatively small armed conflicts with foreign nations were considered “war.”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 13, 2018) – On Monday, a Missouri House committee passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. Rep. James Neely (R-Cameron) introduced House Bill 1554 (HB1554) in January. The legislation would expand the state’s “Right to try Law”…