Firearms and the Constitution Versus Treaties

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under that Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” – Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – Recently I attended a gun show, where I handed out information material and answered questions on the Tenth Amendment Center.  Several people were concerned about the U.S. making a treaty that would gut the U.S. Constitution and potentially take away firearms from law abiding citizens here in the U.S.  They argued that the paragraph above from the Constitution places treaty law above the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Our Founders very clearly stated the conditions under which the U.S. Constitution could be amended, or changed, in Article 5.  It is quite illogical to conceive that our Founders would write such a brilliant document to be the foundation of our union, only to create a giant backdoor for foreign governments to come in and destroy the liberty we had worked so hard to achieve.   In fact, our Founders themselves said otherwise. Continue reading

Federal Government Working to Remove Sovereignty of States

(ActivistPost) – It has been reported that 46 states are on the verge of bankruptcy.  Since states are Constitutionally mandated to balance their budgets, and do not possess the ability to print money, they’re finding themselves in a critically weakened position to challenge the Federal Government.

In our republic, states have sovereignty to create and enforce their own laws as long as they don’t violate the U.S. Constitution.  The Tenth Amendment gives states the freedom from Federal laws and regulations if they deem them to be unconstitutional.

The Tenth Amendment: which makes explicit the idea that the Federal government is limited only to the powers granted in the Constitution, is generally recognized to be a truism. States and local governments have occasionally attempted to assert exemption from various federal regulations, especially in the areas of labor and environmental controls, using the Tenth Amendment as a basis for their claim. Continue reading

Video: The 10th Amendment Quiz (Don’t Tread On Me) – Gary Franchi

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!!

(DOTM) – In this video quiz series, you’ll be tested on a series of questions pertaining to information presented in the film “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic.” Video Link Here @ Youtube Channel

State Sovereignty in the Face of Ruin and Key Principles – Ben Faulkner

This article is by Ben Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner is a native of the Northeastern region of Georgia. We are delighted to have him as a contributor to our site. As you can see in the writing below, he will bring plenty of knowledge to the table. We look forward to working with Mr. Faulkner in our continued efforts to restore our state’s sovereignty.

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – By all accounts, the past several weeks have been an extraordinarily difficult span of time for the residents of the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida. A toxic combination of crude oil along with multiple gasses and chemicals continues to spew unabated into the Gulf of Mexico, the full impact of which is still a giant unknown. Tar balls are washing ashore along the seaboard and crude is oozing into marshes, while fishing has come to grinding halt. Amidst this disaster, a number of troubling stories have begun circulating (some confirmed and some remaining anecdotal) of a media blackout underway along stretches of beach, of troop deployments, of possibly using a tactical nuke to seal the fissure, and of the federal government preventing the impacted States and local communities in some instances from taking the necessary actions to prevent the sludge from making landfall or entering estuaries. Some reports have begun to suggest that scope of this event is several orders of magnitude greater than we are presently being told, a fact which certainly could be a plausible explanation for the effort to tightly control the flow of information from the region. Continue reading

Video: Judge Napolitano on the Alex Jones Show

(April 28) – Alex welcomes back to the show Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, political and legal analyst for Fox News Channel, and a dedicated defender of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Continue reading

Whatever isn’t in the Constitution is left for the People and their States

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Seemingly so simple, but these twenty-eight words have been constantly misconstrued, circumvented, or flat out ignored. Continue reading

You Can’t Vote with Your Feet without the 10th Amendment – Campaign For Liberty

The will of the people, the power of the states

Some say that you can “vote with your feet” — a phrase popularized by Ronald Reagan (most often taken out of context) in 1976 and a philosophy some attribute to Ayn Rand which was alluded to in Atlas Shrugged. Nevertheless, taken for only the meaning of the phrase in itself, it is questionable whether that philosophy exists today or if it is even plausible. Others say, “All politics are local,” a catchphrase quote from Democrat Thomas O’Neill. However catchy these phrases might be, they are hardly true if we stare realism in the face. Continue reading

Video: Would the Founders Love ObamaCare?

(WSJ) – The left-wing critics are right: The rage is not about health care. They are also right that similar complaints about big government were heard during the New Deal and the Great Society, and the sky didn’t fall.

But what if this time the sky is falling—on them.

What if after more than a century of growth in the national government, starting with the Progressive Era, the American people are starting to push back. Not just the tea partiers or the 13 state attorneys general seeking protection under the 10th Amendment and the Commerce Clause. But something bigger than that Video Link Here

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(ColumbusDispatch) – Ohio official OKs ballot measure to fight health-care reform

Ohio voters may get to decide this fall whether to exempt the state from federal health-care reforms. Read More Here

Returning the Beast to its Cage

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – The pen that the President used has already been tucked away for it’s ‘historic value’. The bill has been printed with congressional approval and now that Barack Obama’s signature appears on it we have officially entered an age of unprecedented Federal control over the most tangible aspect of our human experience- our bodies. Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Signs Sovereignty Resolution

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), claiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.” Continue reading

Video: Bill O’Reilly Supports Gun Confiscation During Weather Emergencies

Bill O’Reilly interviewed the founder of the Oathkeepers tonight. During their discussion O’Reilly supported gun confiscation during hurricanes. He told the Oathkeeper that his views on the Second Amendment were extreme. Continue reading

CNN Redefines Constitutionalists as “Tenther Movement”

(SteveWatson) – Do you think the federal government is too big? Do you believe states have relinquished too much authority to Washington? Do you think the people should re-assert their constitutional rights in the face of diminishing liberties? You must be with that radical fringe group “The Tenthers” according to CNN. Continue reading

Blunder and Plunder: The History of War

(GlobalResearch) – Edmund Burke (1729-1797) claimed that “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Perhaps. But more serious are those who know history but learn nothing from it. Continue reading

The Constitution Will Never Enforce Itself

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – I want to talk with you about the State Sovereignty movement and Nullification. Our Founding Fathers secured for us a land of freedom and opportunity that has been the envy of the entire world, and sought to protect those freedoms and that opportunity with our Constitution. But the Constitution is not in itself the protection, only the means for us to protect ourselves. Continue reading

Gun Rights and States Rights – Another State Introduces Firearms Freedom Act

According to a report published on the Tenth Amendment Center’s web site, “Introduced in the Ohio House on October 16, 2009, the ‘Firearms Freedom Act’ (HB-315) seeks ‘To enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code to provide that ammunition, firearms, and firearm accessories that are manufactured and remain in Ohio are not subject to federal laws and regulations derived under Congress’ authority to regulate interstate commerce and to require the words “Made in Ohio” be stamped on a central metallic part of any firearm manufactured and sold in Ohio.'” Continue reading

Ohio Senate Affirms State Sovereignty

By a vote of 19-12 today, the Ohio State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 (SCR13).  (h/t OhioFreeState.com) Continue reading

MSNBC Traitor Calls Tenth Amendment “Bunch of Baloney”

Let’s face it, Obama’s propaganda talking heads at MSNBC hate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. David Shuster in particular hates the Constitution, as the clip below demonstrates. Continue reading

Whether Secession or Nullification, We All Want Freedom and Independence

There’s a controversy brewing in Texas. It is a controversy over secession or what some are calling nullification. Some see only secession as the end to government intrusion in our lives while others more hopefully believe that the union should remain intact and that the tenth amendment can be used to force the federal government to revert back to its rightful role. Both are probably right, but for different reasons. Continue reading

Will National ID Protect Us From Identity Theft?

(C4L) – According to the Department of Justice, the personal credit and debit card information of 130 million was stolen. They are dubbing this “the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted”, according to Fox News. Continue reading

Will Michigan Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Introduced in the Michigan House on August 11, 2009, the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB-5232) seeks “to make certain findings regarding intrastate commerce; to prohibit federal regulation of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition involved purely in intrastate commerce in [the State of Michigan]; to provide for certain exceptions to federal regulation; and to establish certain manufacturing requirements.” Continue reading

Video: NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on Alex Jones Tv – Man-Made Global Warming Hoax!

Alex welcomes to the show former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt, the first and only civilian to walk on the Moon. Schmitt served as a Republican to the United States Senate representing New Mexico and was the ranking Republican member of the Science, Technology, and Space Subcommittee. Schmitt is an outspoken critic of the man-made global warming theory. Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Calls for 10th Amendment Resolution

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal today transmitted the following memorandum and proposed resolution on state sovereignty to the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council. Continue reading

A Constitution in FULL Crisis

America’s extreme left tricked American moderates into supporting their candidate last November by campaigning on post-partisan cooperation and transparency in government. Six months after the election of a freshman senator with a blank résumé, a laundry list of evil associates and a life more secret than your average CIA agent, Obama’s entire history remains a mystery and his administration is the most hardcore partisan dictatorship ever experienced in the USA. Continue reading

Perry raises possibility of states’ rights showdown with White House over healthcare

Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be “disastrous” for Texas. Continue reading

Obama Administration Begins Opposition To States Claiming Sovereignty And Gun Rights

The several states are lining up to reclaim their sovereignty and telling the federal government to butt out. This is being done in myriad ways but all are related in that most claim that the Tenth Amendment protects the states from federal tyranny. States are passing resolutions, memorials and two states have passed laws and they intend to apply those laws for their citizens. The two states are Montana and Tennessee. Continue reading

“Let It Come!” – Chuck Baldwin

During Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, he said the following: Continue reading

Obama going after state gun laws

Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is claiming constitutional supremacy to kill the 10th Amendment-driven state statutes to exempt in-state firearms from federal regulations. Their mode? Reminding gun dealers of their federal obligations. Continue reading

Feds Declare Tennessee Gun Law Invalid

It is yet another example of the federal government running roughshod over the states. Continue reading

Ted Nugent: Tea stands for freedom

The Boston tea party was not simply symbolic. It was a physical manifestation of a real, honest-to-God human condition. Continue reading

Oklahoma Senate Passes 10th Amendment Resolution

State Rep. Charles Key today praised the Senate passage of a resolution demanding the federal government cease and desist mandates beyond its authority as designated by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Continue reading

Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment

Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Continue reading