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James Madison’s Advice: Refuse to Comply

In Federalist #46, James Madison – “Father of the Constitution” – didn’t say “Wait till the next election.” He didn’t say “Take them to court.” And he didn’t say “Give them new rules to follow.” He advised “a refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.” Learn more here: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/blueprint

Unconstitutional acts, not law.

An unconstitutional “law” is no law at all, which puts most of the federal register to the legal trash. But, since the federal government doesn’t recognize the constitution, the only way to render those federal acts null and void in practical effect is to resist and nullify them on a state, local and individual level.

A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and similar measures passed through a Missouri state house committee last week. House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). It passed through the House Rules Committee on Apr. 14. It will now be scheduled for a full vote…

On Jan. 8, HB1279 was introduced to stop state-level compliance with the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA in New Hampshire (learn about it here). It was passed through the house and has since been referred to the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee. STATUS: HB1279 is slated to be heard by the…

On April 14, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that will set into motion the process for production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state, adding to the long list of states ignoring federal prohibition, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal act in limited medical situations. House Bill 881 (HB881) creates the…

Earlier this year, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy published my article showing that the Constitution’s Recess Appointments Clause limits presidential vacancy appointments far more than President Obama (and most prior Presidents) have claimed. I posted earlier on the same subject here. The issue is before the Supreme Court right now. The Recess Appointments Clause states in part…

If you believe the federal government should fully enforce marijuana prohibition, which is not authorized by the original meaning of the Constitution.. Ask yourself this: Why am I on the Tenth Amendment Center’s website? One that is dedicated to the Constitution, that is.