HUGE Week For The 10th Amendment/Nullification Movement!

By Michael Boldin

It was a HUGE week for the 10th Amendment/Nullification Movement!

In 10 ½ years, I don’t think I’ve seen so many bills move forward or pass in a single week. With so many news reports, articles, and videos being posted on the TAC website, I know it’s hard to keep up with everything happening – I can barely read it all myself!

But 17 bills passing various stages in a 5-day period is massive.  So I wanted to share them all with you – so you can see how all the hard work here and the support that people give us – well, it’s really paying off.

I’ve organized all our reports into categories, with a brief overview of each.  That way you can scroll through and get a pretty good picture of what’s happening without having to read all the articles in full. But, all the links are there should you want to read them – and share!

At the end – I’ve included an extremely important link – to the TAC members program.  I hope you’ll visit the site and join us today. I definitely need to get a couple of our part-time writers up to full time – we’re barely keeping our head above water getting all this information posted.  A new TAC membership – monthly, annual, 5 year, or lifetime – will go a long way towards helping us get the job done.  Thank you!

Concordia res parvae crescunt,
(small things grow great by concord)

Michael Boldin, TAC
213.935.0553


Gun Rights – to the Governor’s desk in Montana

HB246 legalizes firearms on post office property – in defiance of unconstitutional federal gun control measures which ban people from doing this. It also bans state and local law enforcement from enforcing that federal gun control measure. Without such assistance, the federal government would have a difficult time enforcing its law. The post office would have to rely on federal law enforcement agencies to patrol Montana USPS facilities and make arrests under federal law. It simply does not have the resources to do this effectively.

Jury Instruction/Nullification passes New Hampshire House

House Bill 133 (HB133) would require courts to “inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.” An unusually short and concise bill by modern standards. It passed by a close margin, 170-160.

Sound Money bill passes Arizona House

Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) introduced House Bill 2014 (HB2014) on Jan. 9. The legislation would eliminate state capital gains taxes on income “derived from the exchange of one kind of legal tender for another kind of legal tender.”  In effect, passage of the bill would “legalize the Constitution” by treating gold and silver specie as money.

ASSET FORFEITURE

Important committees in Arizona and North Dakota approved bills that not only reform the practice of “civil asset forfeiture” on the state level, but also close a huge federal loophole called “equitable sharing” in most situations.

PRIVACY

In New Hampshire, the House voted 199-153 to ban “material support or resources” federal mass, warrantless surveillance programs.  Shut it down!

The Montana House passed 2 bills to protect privacy – an 86-12 vote would restrict ALPRs and help block a federal license plate tracking program.  A 94-4 vote deals with an extremely dangerous federal program known as “parallel construction.”

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In Missouri, a Senate committee passed a bill that would require a warrant before “stingrays” – cell site simulators – are used.  These dangerous mass surveillance tools essentially spoof cell phone towers, tricking any device within range into connecting to the stingray instead of the tower, allowing law enforcement to sweep up communications content, as well as locate and track the person in possession of a specific phone or other electronic device.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Even though the U.S. is the world’s #1 importer of raw, industrial hemp – the federal government has maintained an unconstitutional decades-long ban on the plant.  Interestingly, the top 2 exporters of hemp are China and Canada.

Bills to decriminalize hemp – letting the people decide if they’ll grow it or not – moved forward in three states.  The New Mexico House voted 53-13.  The New Hampshire House had a unanimous voice vote. And a committee in Hawaii voted yes as well.

Also, in Arizona, 2 committees passed a bill to legalize commercial hemp farming with an interesting directive to the Arizona Department of Agriculture:

“The director may not prohibit or adopt a rule that prohibits a person from growing industrial hemp based on the legal status of industrial hemp under federal law.”

HEALTH FREEDOM

State Houses in Kentucky and Indiana both passed a bill to specify that “Direct Primary Care” programs are not “insurance.” This means they won’t be subject to the restrictive and expensive regulations that come with such a designation.

A similar bill passed out of committee in West Virginia – and should get a vote on the House floor soon.

In Montana, a committee passed a bill that would legalize some raw milk sales, even though the federal government claims – unconstitutionally, of course – the power to ban both INTER and INTRA-state sales of raw milk.  We’re told that it’s going to be a close vote on the House floor next week.


Here at the Tenth Amendment Center, we’re standing up against some of the most dangerous and unconstitutional programs in history. And we need your help right now.

Will you join TAC today?

Just $2/month will help us get the job done!
We’ve seen more nullification bills introduced – and PASSED – in the last 2 years than at any time in our history. We’re working hard to keep ramping things up for 2017 and beyond. But we really need the financial backing to get the job done.

Thank you for any consideration you can give to joining the TAC as a member right now.

If you prefer to make a one-time donation, you can do so at this link.

We also have other membership options here:

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Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, where this article first appeared. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.Follow him on twitter – @michaelboldin, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

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14 Comments on "HUGE Week For The 10th Amendment/Nullification Movement!"

  1. Now if they can just do something about fluoridation, vaccines and the TSA.

  2. Perhaps another more diligent review of the 2nd amendment is necessary in order to save the country from the deadly chaos and dysfunction it is currently. I’m referring to the word “militia” used in it that has been totally ignored for a couple of centuries!

    • How so? We have the organized controlled militia, the Army/Air National Guard in every state. Also ‘militia’ is the whole of the people, every man, woman and child and we seem to be well armed as a nation.

      • Such a misguided rejoinder seems to suggest that you are a part of the problem, not the solution.

        • You seem to be the misguided one. Article 1 clearly outlines the calling out of the militia that they regulate and train, that ‘is’ the national guard. The militia referred to in the 2nd amendment is all of us, with well regulated referring to being regular in our training with our weapons to be familiar with them. If your only solution is the watering of the tree, you seem to be an agent provocateur. Color revolution is not real revolution.

          • If you are correct, then at this given time there is no “well regulated” militia, therefor there should be no Constitutionally guaranteed access to “arms”! If you want to meet the written requirements of the Constitution then no one should have access to arms unless they are enrolled in militias and their training schools.

          • What a lying lefty you are, I said nothing of the sort. I am ‘well regulated’ for I am familiar with my weapons. The Article 1 militia is alive and well in every state as the national guard. You are out of breath. The right to bear arms isn’t based on being in a militia, but based on the ‘state of being free….A free state’

  3. Hmmm….it Seems like texas representatives are sleeping on the job—where is OUR REFORM? ALL my reps care about is making it easier for illegal immigrants.

  4. Jury Nullification:

    “…Most Constitutionalists favor the jury system, provided jury nullification (a juror’s right to judge a law as unjust, oppressive, or inapplicable to any particular case) is in force. However, even if jury nullification were restored, juries would still render decisions based upon each jury’s collective standard of morality or immorality. ‘A jury drawn from the [Biblically] uninstructed population is no better equipped to administer the just requirements of God’s law than a corrupt judge.’35 A jury awarded $2.3 million to Stella Liebeck when she burned herself with McDonald’s coffee, and a jury found O.J. Simpson innocent on all charges. Although it might be argued that it only takes one juror to dissent and prevent a “railroad job,” most people lack the independence and resolution to resist the will of a majority. More often than not, today’s jurors reflect the type of people we are warned against in Exodus 23:

    ‘Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment.’ (Exodus 23:2)

    “Juries produce, at best, erratic justice. Without Yahweh’s law as the standard, jury decisions are based upon the capricious morality of its members. Nothing demonstrates this better than Jesus’ trial by a jury of His peers with Pontius Pilate presiding. The prevailing immorality of the day demanded Jesus be
    crucified even though He was clearly innocent….”

    For more, see online Chapter 6 “Article 3: Judicial Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to the Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 6.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidbar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  5. Returning power (via Amendment 10) to the States is NOT the answer for our country. When biblical standards are rejected, state governments are just as wicked as is the federal government. Our only answer is a return to Yahweh the God of the Bible, His Son as the Savior of the remnant, and His morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9) for society.

    For example, most people considered Justice Scalia a conservative.

    QUESTION: What’s the true conservative position regarding infanticide (wrongly termed “abortion”)?
    ANSWER: The conservative position is that it’s murder as determined by Yahweh, the ONLY One with the authority to determine whether it’s criminal not or deserving of capital punishment. Turning the decision over to the States to decide (which was Scalia’s position) is NOT the conservative position.

    QUESTION: Why was this Scalia’s position?
    ANSWER: Because to Scalia the Constitution was the Supreme Law of the land, not Yahweh’s law!

    For more, see online Chapter 19 “Amendment 10: Counterfeit Powers” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 19.

  6. Congrats 10th Amendment Center!

  7. Nothing on immigration? I find that hard to believe.

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