Sovereignty

DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Today, two laws that will further mainstream the state’s industrial hemp industry went into effect. Implementation of these new policies will likely pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect. Mainstreaming Hemp as a Commodity A bipartisan coalition of…

Does a treaty or international tribunal trump the Constitution? Short answer: No! As constitutional scholar Rob Natelson explained, “The treaty has the force only of a statute, not of a super-constitution.” In an exchange on social media, TAC member John Crigger did a good job of making this case as well. The debate centered on whether…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 3, 2018) – Today, an Arizona law goes into effect taking another step toward establishing gold and silver as money. The new law supplements Federal Reserve notes with honest money that has stable, constitutionally protected value. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) sponsored House Bill 2013 (HB2013). The new law recognizes silver and gold as liquid…

I recently appeared on the Culture of Peace podcast hosted by Luke Tatum to talk about defying the surveillance state through local action.  During the interview, I talked about how and why I started a local organization to bring oversight and transparency to surveillance in Lexington, Kentucky. I also explained how my efforts ended up getting…

WASHINGTON (July 31, 2018) – A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is calling out the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury for dodging questions about their activities involving America’s gold reserves. In a letter dated July 27, Representative Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) wrote to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary…

If there was a thermometer that measured political polarization, the mercury would have already busted out the glass top spraying most of us either red or blue. There’s no middle ground. According to many who are playing identity politics game, you are either a “Libtard” or a “Nazi.” Some have even suggested we’re on the verge…

The Constitution provides that presidents nominate officers and make treaties. But nominations and treaties become effective only “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.” Many have argued that the word “Advice” means the president must ask the Senate to make recommendations before submitting his proposals. Others believe the Senate may create guidelines…