Tenth Amendment Center

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It…

The key check on blanket search and seizures is the 4th Amendment requirement of a search warrant. Yet, if you read the current news, it becomes pretty clear that local, state, and federal agencies pretty much try to avoid the process like Superman avoiding kryptonite. The search warrant was intended to create a road block…

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: While you were having heated comment debates about the owner of a sports team, the “Supreme Court” of the United States refused to even HEAR a case about NDAA – meaning “indefinite detention” remains in full force. An iron boot is hanging over your head and this is what gets people riled…

Here is a brief roadmap of some major projects we’re working on. 1. Expand our nullify Obamacare campaign. We’ll be updating our state anti-obamacare legislation, improving our legislator and activist handbook, and more. Please also congratulate Michael Lotfi for moving up from his state chapter coordiantor role in Tennessee to this national campaign lead role…

Missouri HB1647, a bill to protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed the Missouri state house on Monday, April 28, 2014.  (Learn more about the bill here.) Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on General Laws where it will have to pass by majority vote before it can be considered by the full…

A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State.. Introduced…

COLUMBIA, SC., – May 1, 2014. A bipartisan bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the South Carolina House yesterday. The vote was 89-17. H4791 was introduced by Rep. Garry Smith (R-Greenville) and cosponsored by 39 other representatives, including the leadership of both parties.  It reads, in…

On Jan. 6, SB828 was introduced by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-28) and Sen. Joel Anderson (R-36) to push back against mass surveillance by the NSA and other federal agencies.  It passed through the Committee on Public Safety by a unanimous 6-0 vote.  (learn about it here) It will now have to pass through the Appropriations…