The purpose of the Second Amendment wasn’t to ensure people could always go hunting.
Tom Woods interviewed me for episode 1030 of his podcast. We talked about my local efforts to confront the surveillance state here in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, the lawsuit the city filed against me because of my efforts and more generally the power of local activism. Tom and I started off the conversation talking […]
CNN resurrected the old-school hatchet-job template for nullification articles this week. Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie breathlessly reported Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore “signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law.” We haven’t seen an anti-nullification story following this script in quite a while. But Kaczynski and […]
When Pres. Trump issued an executive order phasing out DACA last month, the administration made it a constitutional issue, accusing Pres. Obama of overreaching his authority when he created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by executive order in June 2012. Now Trump is following in Obama’s footsteps with his planned EO to expand access to […]
Now is the time to stand firm on constitutional principle. Stand up and say no to the usurpers. Remember, the power you give them today they will have forever.
People all over the world love to play Monopoly. As of 2013, Hasbro had sold more than 275 million Monopoly games in 111 countries. The game-maker produces it in 43 different languages. San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell created a version the game valued at $2 million, featuring a 23-karat gold board and diamond studded dice. […]
As a candidate, Pres. Trump called the war in Afghanistan “futile” and pledged to pull the U.S. out of the quagmire. But in a recent speech, the president announced a plan committed to extending and deepening U.S. military involvement in that country. Trump said he was now convinced “a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for […]
Despite the emotional appeals of the thought-police, and their shallow justifications for violent suppression of certain ideas, the case for unbridled free expression remains compelling. In fact, any quest for truth requires it. To limit free expression is to potentially bury the truth and mire society in an endless cycle of banality.
Sometimes emailers offer a good opportunity correct widely-held erroneous ideas. In a recent article, I asserted the federal government has very little power to force so-called “sanctuary cities” and states to enforce federal immigration law. Under a well-established legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine, the courts have long held that the federal government cannot […]
We all need to fight the temptation to abandon constitutional principles when they conflict with our policy preferences. I recently appeared on a radio show to talk about the Tenth Amendment and nullification. The conversation moved along marvelously as I explained Madison’s blueprint, and how state and local governments can thwart unwarrantable federal actions (and […]