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Tenth Amendment

Oh Mercy Me, I Do Declare, I Have the Vapors

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Certainly one can rightly honor the bravery of fallen soldiers no matter whether they wore blue or grey. But honoring the man's bravery or military insights is not equivalent to honoring the cause for which he fought. The cause championed by the South should cover every American with shame.

The 15th Amendment Trumps the 10th Amendment on Voting Rights

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Chief Justice Roberts's other argument, that the states are entitled to "equal sovereignty," may be a nice idea, but it is not found anywhere in the Constitution.

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Bill To Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced legislation Wednesday that would make it a felony to enforce any federal gun-cont...

GOP Leader Kills Official State Religion Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The Republican speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives killed legislation on Thursday that aimed to establish an official state religio...

GOP Lawmakers Propose Official State Religion

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Republican North Carolina state legislators have proposed allowing an official state religion in a measure that would declare the state exempt from th...

Is Samuel Alito a Tenther?

Nan Aron | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Roberts Court, Alito included, has transparently become the judicial outpost of a political movement with political goals.

Arizona v. USA: Hate Racism, Support Arizona

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The Supreme Court has just heard a day arguments on the case of Arizona v. United States, concerning Arizona's immigration-related bill, SB 1070. When it was originally passed, I was an immigrant resident of that state.

Patients Beware

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

The Seventh Amendment preserves our right to jury trials. The Tenth Amendment allows the states to run their own court systems. Under H.R. 5, these rights are turned on their heads.

Today's Republicans Embrace Articles of Confederation (A Failed State), Not the Constitution

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It has been apparent from the beginning that most of the Tea Party people, who now have control of the Republican Party, never really understood the Constitution, and certainly not the context in which it was written.

Obama Meets Tea Party Half-Way

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President: "Why can't I drive down Pennsylvania Avenue before or after the time that the pizza is supposed to be delivered?" Boehner: "The caucus feels that allowing you to precede the pizza man would make them look weak."

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 ...

Taking the Tenth Amendment Seriously

Doug Kendall | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

In spite of the clear evidence to the contrary, many tea partiers continue to argue that the Constitution preserves state sovereignty, appealing in some cases to a mistaken view of history.

Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With a volley of artillery fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the South started a war that nearly destroyed the United State...

The Appeal of the Repeal Amendment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There are several efforts under way to gut last year's landmark health care legislation. The best known of these is the lawsuit brought by the attorne...

Message to Progressives: Reclaim the Constitution!

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Though Tea Partiers and the radical libertarians cast themselves as defenders of the Constitution, "Firearms Freedom" laws are in fact more in tune with the Anti-Federalists, who opposed ratification of our Constitution.

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 ...

The Confederacy: Kill the Myth Once and For All

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Waving the American flag while fiercely defending the effort to tear that flag down is untenable. Make a choice; be a proud American or a proud Confederate. You cannot possibly be both.

Rand Paul: Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Rand Paul's thinking on refusing to serve minorities and other issues is one dimensional. It's hard to admire a mind that can't accommodate real world solutions to problems.

BOO!

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The Tea Party campaign can hardly be called a movement, it is so dispersed in its philosophy, covering an amazingly broad range of issues, ideas, and temperaments.

Con Games: America Null And Void

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

A family fatality afforded us the chance to stumble upon the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Denver -- a wonderfully morbid coincidence for an Irish-American like me.

State Rights Pushed By State Legislatures Amid Health Care Overhaul

New York Times | KIRK JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether it's a correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights -- or in some cases denunciations of f...

Red State Anxiety and The Constitution

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Red States, apparently, do not understand that the further out onto the ice of constitutional education they skate, the thinner the ice becomes for the ideology of conservatism.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

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: Using States Rights To Reject Health Care Reform "A Possibility"

Minnesota Public Radio News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he may invoke state sovereignty to keep Minnesota from fully participating in a health care reform plan, if passed by Congress ...