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Con Law: A Law School Con

Sixteen years ago I won the Book Award in Constitutional Law at the University of Florida College of Law.  By Constitutional Law, I mean U.S. constitutional law as seen through the eyes – and pens – of the politically-appointed lawyers sitting on the federal government’s supreme court. I learned nothing about the blatantly unconstitutional (and […]


Nullification Flames Spreading

Cross posted from TenthAmendmentCenter.Com Last week, I sat on a panel flanked by a Commonwealth Foundation activist discussing Obamacare expansion in Pennsylvania and the co-author of Glenn Beck’s novel Agenda 21 discussing one-world government creepiness. The state nullification angle – mine – was enthusiastically embraced by the group, most of whom never heard of Tom […]


Anti-Nullifiers: The Grave Diggers of Liberty

Anti-Nullifiers: The Grave Diggers of Liberty

Cross posted from TenthAmendmentCenter.Com. Philadelphia and Boston have often traded licks over which was the real Cradle of Liberty. Boston, home to such notable rebels as Sam Adams and Paul Revere, takes credit for the Boston Tea Party and terrorizing British regulars sent to quell insurrection. Philadelphia retorts that it birthed the Declaration of Independence […]


Memo to Voters: HOUSE BILL 357, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS PROTECTION ACT

Memo: HOUSE BILL 357, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS PROTECTION ACT TO: PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS FROM: BENJAMIN GROSS, LEGAL DIRECTOR, PENNSYLVANIA TENTH AMENDMENT CENTER DATE: MARCH 1, 2013 SUBJECT: HOUSE BILL 357, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS PROTECTION ACT In mid-January, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe proposed the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (HB 357) which nullifies all […]


To Protect the Second Amendment, Pennsylvanians Rediscover the Tenth

To Protect the Second Amendment, Pennsylvanians Rediscover the Tenth

After the flurry of new legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2013, gun owners should consider sprucing up their spring wardrobes with Tenth Amendment t-shirts and hats. In mid-January, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe proposed the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (HB 357) which nullifies all federal firearms laws adopted after December 31, 2012.  […]


PA State Representative Introduces Legislation Against Federal Gun-Grabbing

Today Pennsylvania became the 13th state in the last three weeks to introduce legislation nullifying all new federal encroachments of firearms ownership.  State Representative Daryl Metcalfe modeled the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) after legislation recently introduced in Wyoming and Texas. Highlights of House Bill 357 (yep, that’s 357) include: prohibitions […]


A Tenther’s Guide to the Fiscal Cliff

A Tenther’s Guide to the Fiscal Cliff

Cross posted from blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com and Sweaty Federalist. Watching Republicans and Democrats squabble over the so-called fiscal cliff is like watching a duo of burglars arguing over who keeps your flat screen television.  No matter which party prevails, you lose. Tenthers, as a class, tend to be more pre-occupied with the liberty cliff, whose precipitous incline […]


A Proper Movement

Cross posted from TenthAmendmentCenter.Com. “All men have an instinct for conflict at least, all healthy men.” – Hillaire Beloc No doubt Mr. Belloc would have enjoyed the skirmishes ever-present on Facebook in the months leading to the November 6th election. In fits of ideological purity, usually accompanied by that quite unnecessary third glass of wine, […]


Three Futures

Cross posted from TenthAmendmentCenter.Com As the equilibrium that is democracy sways between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, I thought it worthwhile to paint a portrait of three futures. For ease of description I will call them “Basketcase”, “MBA America” and “The Second Republic.” For grading purposes I adhere to the classic American ‘A’ […]


Network, Organize and Take over

Cross posted from the Tenth Amendment Center Resistance is not a solitary sport. This maxim holds true from revolutions to the fight to keep Mad Men on the Dish Network. So it works for the liberty movement.  Reading the Tenther Grapevine at work will undoubtedly make you smarter, but it will not, by itself, shutter […]


Saving the Constitution: An Introduction

Cross Posted from the Tenth Amendment Center. Much is being written about certain flaws in the character of Chief Justice John Roberts.  Conservatives are of the opinion that Roberts was moved to uphold Obamacare due to the persuasive force of The New York Times editorial pages. Libertarians suspect mental defects caused him to replace the […]


National Review’s War on Liberty

Cross Posted from the Tenth Amendment Center Blog. Once upon a time National Review brimmed with intellectually relevant conservative ideas.  It stood athwart history and yelled stop, or so it was introduced.  Post-William F. Buckley, Jr. it has become a dull sounding board of the Republican Establishment.  Take intern Nathaniel Botwinick’s fact deficient treatment of […]


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