Tenth Amendment Center Blog | New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Require Fully Informed Juries

March 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would require courts to fully inform juries of their right to vote “not guilty” when “a guilty verdict will yield an unjust result.”

A coalition of eight Republican representatives introduced House Bill 1443 (HB1443) on Jan. 3. The legislation would amend the current jury instruction law and require the court to explain to the jury it has the right to acquit if they believe a guilty verdict would be unjust at the request of the defendant or defense attorney.

Source: Tenth Amendment Center Blog | New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Require Fully Informed Juries

Tenth Amendment Center | Make America Free Again: Resist D.C. and Build a Gun Rights Sanctuary State

February 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the murder of 17 students at a Florida high school by a fellow peer, President Donald Trump has announced his commitment to enacting further unconstitutional federal gun control legislation. It’s a textbook example of why we shouldn’t trust politicians to protect our rights, and why the Tenth Amendment Center anti-commandeering strategy at the state and local level is so vital.

Source: Tenth Amendment Center | Make America Free Again: Resist D.C. and Build a Gun Rights Sanctuary State

Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Self-Defense: A Right Worth Fighting For

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

The right to bear arms is unique among the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, in that it is the only right which is self-preserving. In other words, all other rights ultimately rely on the ability to resist to prevent their loss. As the common saying goes, you can’t have the First Amendment without the Second. It’s hard for someone to take away your freedom of worship or speech when you still have a gun in your hand. So, why is our right to keep and bear arms so important?

Source: Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Self-Defense: A Right Worth Fighting For

Tenth Amendment Center | The Real News: FISA Memo Reveals Surveillance State Operates With Virtually No Accountability

February 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified memo relating to surveillance of a Trump advisor prior to the 2016 election. The true significance of the memo has already been lost in the noisy debate over Russian ties to the Trump administration. More importantly, the memo reveals that the U.S. surveillance state operates with virtually no accountability or oversight, and serves as a political tool for those in power.

Source: Tenth Amendment Center | The Real News: FISA Memo Reveals Surveillance State Operates With Virtually No Accountability

Idaho Bill To Nullify Unconstitutional NDAA Indefinite Detention And All Other Federal Acts | Political Vel Craft

February 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Idaho (Feb. 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Idaho House would set the foundation to nullify indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) or any other federal act. The House of Delegates State Affairs Committee Committee introduced House Bill 473 (H473) on Jan. 31. Titled the Restoring Constitutional Governance Act of Idaho, the legislation would ban state, local and federal authorities from acting against any person in Idaho under the laws of war. This would include:

Source: Idaho Bill To Nullify Unconstitutional NDAA Indefinite Detention And All Other Federal Acts | Political Vel Craft

Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Bill Would Make Tennessee a Gun Rights “Sanctuary State”

January 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A bill introduced in the Tennessee House would prohibit state cooperation with enforcement of federal and international gun control, giving effect to legislation signed into law over the last two years. If passed, the law would help end any such gun control within the state in practice and effect.Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) introduced House Bill 1407 (HB1407) last year and it carries over into the 2018 session.

Source: Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Bill Would Make Tennessee a Gun Rights “Sanctuary State”

Tenth Amendment Center Blog | South Carolina Bill Would Create Process to Review Constitutionality of Federal Acts

December 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, setting the stage to take further action to nullify unconstitutional federal acts in effect.Rep. Gary Smith (R-Greenville) prefiled House Bill 4453 (H.4453) for introduction in the 2018 legislative session. The proposed law would create the Joint Committee on Federalism to evaluate whether or not a federal law is authorized by the Constitution, or if it violates “the principle of federalism.” The bill lays out several specific criteria that would constitute a violation of the principle of federalism.

Source: Tenth Amendment Center Blog | South Carolina Bill Would Create Process to Review Constitutionality of Federal Acts

Tenth Amendment Center | Reference Guide: The Constitution and War Powers

December 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

With all the talk about the President’s speech on Afghanistan, it seems that most people are avoiding – or maybe just forgetting – the essential issue.  That is, the Constitution.In his latest article, Mike Maharrey makes the point that Congress has “completely abandoned its constitutional responsibility in matters of war and peace.” He’s right – and they’ve done this for decades.But this isn’t an issue the TAC just started covering this week.  We were founded in 2006, and have been publishing articles on the Constitution and war powers for a long time.  I thought you’d be interested in reading a few – I’ve highlighted some of the main ones below:

Source: Tenth Amendment Center | Reference Guide: The Constitution and War Powers


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