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10th Amendment

GOP Lawmaker With Drunken Boating Rap Sheet Likes Crazy Plan To Shut Down The NSA

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

A spy agency without running water certainly can't have clean hands. Maryland's House of Delegates is now considering a bill that would prohibit st...

GOP State Reps: Federal Gun Laws Don't Apply Here

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

As the federal government begins its dive into the gun debate, GOP lawmakers across the country are introducing preemptive measures that seek to make ...

Loaded Term Returns To Campaign Rhetoric

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

'States' Rights' Heard Anew In 2012 Election Cycle

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Rules Out Rick Perry's Idea Of Moving Social Security To States

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign said Wednesday it has ruled out the idea, floated by fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, of movi...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Hits Rick Perry For Defending The 'Slave Amendment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) is calling out Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his full-throated heralding of the 10th Amendment, saying ...

Jon Ward

There Is No Tea Party: FreedomWorks CEO On The Movement's Evolution And Its Role In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

The DOMA Supreme Court Question: Do the Conservatives Really Care About States' Rights?

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

A federal judge in Boston has ruled unconstitutional the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that limits federal benefits to straight couples even in states that recognize gay marriage.

Republicans Push The Limits Of The States' Rights Movement

Roll Call | Jackie Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of conservative House Republicans will launch a states' rights task force this week but hope to avoid getting mired in debates over a host of ...

No More Profiles in Caution

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The president's nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.

Repeal the 17th Amendment

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The continued lack of enforcement of the 10th Amendment has been one of the failures of the conservative movement. The best way to revive this amendment is to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.

Pawlenty Backs Off 10th Amendment Threat

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On 'This Week', Minn. Governor Tim Pawlenty backed away from earlier statements suggesting he'd invoke the 10th Amendment to block Obama's health care...

The New Federalism Attack on DOMA: Does the Supreme Court Really Care About States' Rights?

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

The 10th Amendment, often used to limit the federal government's power to protect our environment and regulate firearms, is now being trotted out to fight against federally mandated discrimination.

10th Amendment: Texas Rick Perry Endorses Secession

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't immune from your typical American's fear over their job security in this economy. Right now, in fact, it seems as if he mi...