Tenth Amendment Center

JUNEAU, Alaska (Feb. 20, 2018) – Yesterday, the Alaska House passed a bill to legalize industrial hemp and create a licensing program for its cultivation in the state, taking the first step toward nullifying federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Sen. Shelly Hughes (R) filed Senate Bill 6 (SB6) last year and it carried…

A lot of people try to impose their ideology on the Constitution. As a result, they pick and choose out of the Constitution to justify their various policy positions, and ignore it the rest of the time. Earlier this month, California announced a policy designed to nullify President Trump’s efforts to open up offshore areas…

BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 19, 2018) – An Idaho bill would further expand direct primary care in the state, taking another step toward healthcare freedom. Introduced by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on February 12, Senate Bill 1311 (SB1311) would create a pilot program allowing patients in the state’s public health system to enter into…

Today in 1942, Franklin Roosevelt signed the infamous executive order 9066, authorizing the War Department to establish military zones that would serve as internment camps for Japanese and Italian Americans. In all, approximately 120,000 people were summarily rounded up and placed into captivity, separated from their families, homes, property, and livelihood for long lengths of…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Feb. 16, 2018) – A bill filed in the Wyoming Senate would exempt cryptocurrency from property taxes. The proposed law would expand the of use digital currency and help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. A bipartisan coalition of six senators and representatives introduced Senate Bill 111 (SF111) on Feb. 14. The legislation…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, the South Carolina House unanimously approved a measure that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. A bipartisan coalition of 12 representatives introduced House Bill 4643 (H4643) on Jan. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Tuesday, a Missouri House committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. Rep. James Neely (R-Cameron) introduced House Bill 1554 (HB1554) on Jan 3.The legislation would expand the state’s “Right…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2018) – On Monday, a second Missouri House committee overwhelmingly passed a bill to decriminalize industrial hemp, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition of the plant in practice. Rep. Paul Curtman (R-Washington) introduced House Bill 2034 (HB2034) on Jan. 10. The legislation would decriminalize industrial hemp in the state…

Avoiding national debt was one of George Washington’s greatest admonitions yet neither liberals nor conservatives have paid much attention to it. It would be well to reflect on his advice this President’s Day. The trillion dollar Republican proposal will raise overall spending caps by about $300 billion over the next two years and will make…