Tenth Amendment Center

Madison on the role of the states

“the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.”

Louisiana HB556 would prohibit implementation of Common Core State Standards and provides for implementation of prior standards. Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 10, 2014 and was referred to the House Education Committee on the same date. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make sure this legislation is passed by the…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature. House Bill 1490 (HB1490) passed through the state senate on May…

The other day, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook. I am starting to wonder why I bother to pay my cable bill. Internet is down again at home. Time Warner says that they can’t get a technician out to the house until tomorrow afternoon. If they didn’t have a monopoly I would drop…

James Madison on Nullification

Madison considered nullification a much higher power than a mere “constitutional right.”  He agreed with Thomas Jefferson in that it was a natural right – one which doesn’t gain credence from a parchment.

According to Ron Calzone at Missouri First, even though the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act senate version was rejected by the house yesterday, it’s “poised to pass.” The house sponsor, Doug Funderburk, wants to remove penalties from the bill – known as the “ineligibility clause.” This clause says that any federal official who violates a Missourian’s…

Minnesota bill HF3173 requires government entities to obtain search warrants before obtaining personal identifying information, particularly electronic data, on an individual. Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 19, 2014 and was referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on the same date. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make…

On May 1, Lauren Becker, director of marketing at the Center for Inquiry, declared that “we need to lose religion to save America.” As part of her plea, Becker makes several significant mistakes in her review of history of the supposed irreligiousness of our Founding Fathers. Becker’s primary source of support is a proposal to…