Looks like this chart is going to be making the rounds. According to this author, a conclusion we can draw from the graph is, …Why is our system so terrible? Largely because it is built for profit…. In no particular order, here are some comments about the graph and the conclusion:
As the busy time of the 2013 holiday season approaches, we thought it would be interesting to review some of what we’ve done since the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center launched in February of 2010. To that end, here is a list of our most viewed articles at a few different time scales. If you’ve missed […]
The American doctrine is the logical resultant of the philosophy of the Revolution. If men are all equal in the sense that they have equal rights, if they form governments to protect those rights, then there must be somewhere a fundamental set of rules which delineates those rights and lays down the terms on which […]
Adams’ Alien and Sedition Acts were described as a “reign of terror”. What do you suppose Jefferson’s supporters would have said about indefinite detention and extraordinary rendition under the NDAA for 2012? The Patriot Act? TSA groping and virtual strip-searches?
If we want to reclaim American freedom, there are no shortcuts. There is no petition to Washington that will solve our problems. There is no champion to win the White House and set us free. The path to American freedom begins in our own states, our own communities, our own homes, and our own minds. […]
On Tuesday of this week, the Norristown Patch announced that same sex couples can now marry in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Patch went on to elaborate that the Montgomery County Register of Wills, Bruce Hanes, had “worked closely with the Register of Wills solicitor Michael Clarke and Montgomery County Solicitor Raymond McGarry to study ‘every […]
If you can only ever read one thing by Hayek, may I suggest: “Why the Worst Get on Top“, chapter 10 from “The Road To Serfdom“? I can’t say it better than he did, so I’ll just give you some highlights to whet your appetite. “…We must here return for a moment to the position […]
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 […]
Applying Economics to American History Check your assumptions: – Machinery and automation created the 40 hour work week. Government didn’t. – Prosperity, not government, eliminates sweat shops and child labor. – 19th century “robber barons” were in industries where output increased and prices decreased the fastest in the economy. – The “Wild West” – Not […]
The Hill “White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough and other senior officials knew of the general nature of the report but decided to keep the president in the dark about the report’s finding that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny. Carney said it […]
France Krazalkovich, who is running for a seat on the Upper Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners, introduced a Second Amendment preservation resolution to the board during their February meeting. The resolution was introduced in his capacity as a citizen and resident of the township. Mr. Krazalkovich writes that it was met with mixed response in February […]
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 […]
Here’s the Tenth Amendment Center’s Communications Director, Michael Maharrey and retired litigation attorney, Federalist Papers expert, and blogger, Publius Huldah – both testifying to a Tennessee Senate hearing on behalf of Tennessee’s 2nd amendment preservation act, (TN) SB250.
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. […]
The Tenth Amendment Center’s four step road map to nullification of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes 1.) Refuse to implement the state-run health care exchange; 2.) Reject the Medicaid expansion; 3.) Pass Health Care Freedom Legislation; and 4.) Full nullification of the PPACA inside the state’s borders. Here in Pennsylvania, step […]
Facts: Pennsylvania’s 1780 Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery predated the Constitution by 11 years. It predated Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation by 83 years and it predated the 13th amendment by 85 years. Pennsylvania’s emancipation act also preceded the end of slavery by more than 230 years (and counting) in the handful of countries where slavery […]
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 […]
-*- “Taxation without representation is tyranny”. Question: Do we have meaningful representation when our Congress has refused to pass a budget — refused to tell us how they’re planning to spend our money — since 2009? -*- They say that we have a “Living Constitution”. Anyone want to try this one on your spouse? “Yes […]
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 […]
I apologize that since I have no musical skills, you’ll have to imagine how it might sound…. (But trust me, it’s better that way. ;-) To the tune of “What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor”, replacement lyrics below the embedded video. What shall we do when they take our freedom? What shall we […]
Just for the record: The Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center recognizes that the states who entered into the US Constitution do have the right to exit that agreement. Article 1, Section 2 of Pennsylvania’s Constitution makes this clear. Saying, “All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and […]
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, […]
-*- Equal rights or equal outcomes. Pick one. -*- Government is to jobs as friction is to motion. Friction doesn’t create motion, but it sure can bring an end to it. -*- Politics is the art of creating minority groups and then exploiting their minority status for purposes of control.
I don’t know anything about the musician, but if you enjoyed that one, you might also enjoy The Liberty Tree.