Archive | February, 2013

Who Decides?

My testimony before the Tennessee State Senate Judiciary Committee in support of SB0250 on February 27, 2013 Hello, my name is Michael Maharrey. I’m the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center. I’m honored to be here. As you know, in the opinion of Attorney Gen. Robert Cooper, SB 250 violates the supremacy clause […]

Dear Legislator: Do Your Duty!

The following I wrote and submitted to the Colorado House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs in support of HB13-1045. The legislation would block federal indefinite detention without due process in Colorado. The Tenth Amendment Center began championing state interposition to block federal kidnapping powers written in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 […]

The Audience Laughs with Colbert, But the Joke Is On Them

Do you remember when you were in school and all of the “cool” popular kids made fun of the nerdy smart kid? Everybody pointed and laughed. Even the “non-cool” kids would pile on, in the hope that making fun of the hapless geek would elevate their own social status a notch. Of course, today that […]

Some Nullification Q&A

Note: This piece was originally written to counter anti-nullfication talking points in South Carolina. Nullification is historically, morally and philosophically the rightful remedy Doesn’t the Supremacy Clause make state nullification unconstitutional? No. The Supremacy Clause reads: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; …shall be the […]