Michael Boldin discusses the latest federal spending record, set in August. Plus a new spending bill – that’s close to $1 Trillion, and includes funding for Obamacare – had almost no opposition from Republicans or Democrats.
Tenth Amendment Center
I spend a lot of times studying what the founders wrote. After all, that’s an important part of how we determine the original, legal meaning of the Constitution. But it’s important to always consider context. One of the foundations of constitutional originalism is that it has a fixed meaning. In a letter to William Johnson, […]
Today’s public transit police departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. The feds, with the willing cooperation of state and local law enforcement, are building a giant surveillance network on the U.S. transportation system. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on […]
As we’ve said before, give government an inch and it will always take a mile. Especially when it comes to war powers. The U.S. dropped over 44,000 bombs during Trump’s first term – all without any declaration of war. If bombing people doesn’t bother you, perhaps the cost of these undeclared wars will. According to […]
George Washington warned us about turning a blind eye to violations of the constitution, no matter how small
Instead of following the foreign policy trajectory blazed by Bush Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump, perhaps it would serve us consider the wisdom of a former president who is generally overlooked: Calvin Cooledge. While some U.S. presidents receive the praise and adulation from modern establishment historians, others are often overlooked for one reason or another. Either […]
Originally drafted by James Madison, the address contains advice and warnings – on political parties, violations of the Constitution, and foreign policy.
In this episode, I tackle all 14 republican constitutions of the newly-created American states. In the process, I illustrate the similarities and differences between them, explain their purpose, and their influenced western civilization in general. In addition, I discuss the inception of the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, which was […]
I’ve come to a conclusion: there is a segment of Trump supporters out there who are delusional. They are so blinded by the cult of personality that they can’t objectively look at reality. Last month, the Trump administration broke the one-month record for spending. In other words, Trump and his Republican colleagues in Congress are […]
An unconstitutional federal mandate to government schools getting unconstitutional federal funding to teach about the Constitution?
Today in 1787, representatives in Philadelphia signed the finalized United States Constitution. This occurred after a summer filled with contrasting proposals and rigorous debate. The convention decided upon a league of states rather than a national government, settling on “a more perfect union.” Throwing monarchy to the wayside, the body embraced the separation of powers […]
One of my readers suggested I treat the ‘relativity theory of truth’ that many generation Y people have adopted. This morality “theory” is often expressed this way, “What works for me is true for me and what works for you is true for you.” It strikes me first of all as a simple, true statement. We […]
Politicians in D.C. have created a vicious cycle of skyrocketing debt and borrowing that is only likely to accelerate
Barack Obama was a hypocrite in his big return to the public sphere, where he attacked “cynicism” and called for more “transparency and accountability.”
Michael Boldin a recent resurgence of jury nullification happening now in Georgia. Plus, he covers a few states – like Georgia – that expressly include this in their own constitutions.
I’m an “Obama loving dumbcrat.” At least that’s what some people think. Why? Because I criticize Pres. Donald Trump. Of course, assuming I support Obama because of this is absurd. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. LISTEN You can subscribe to Thoughts from Maharrey Head for free on iTunes. Just click HERE.…
GOP state legislatures took a major turn on the 2nd Amendment once Republicans gained control of Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2018) – On June 7, members of Congress announced bi-partisan legislation aimed at reforming federal cannabis laws via an appeal to the Tenth Amendment. This is another example of proposed changes in D.C. driven by state nullification efforts. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment by Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018 was introduced…
Is nullification just a talking point? Or is it a real solution to modern problems? An event in Dallas this November will take on this question. The secession of 15 states from the Soviet Union in 1991 was the greatest peaceful revolution in modern history. Secession and decentralist movements are firmly entrenched throughout Europe. Discourse about…
Discussing the growing partisan divide – not on principles, but on support for, or opposition to – Team Red vs Team Blue.