The 10th Amendment: A Clear, Firm Boundary Between Congress & the States

By |2019-09-13T00:05:00-05:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: 10th Amendment, American Founding, American Republic, Constitution, History|

To introduce a Bill of Rights for the protection of states’ legislative powers was to protect expressly the rights of the people from intrusion by the general government into their liberty. Unfortunately, initial fears about the reach of federal power and the erosion of state sovereignty have come true. A recurrent theme during the [...]

Three Mistakes the Founders Made

By |2016-06-11T09:34:04-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: 10th Amendment, American Founding, American Republic, Benjamin Franklin, Bradley J. Birzer, Constitution, Featured|

By any objective standard, it would be difficult to claim that the Constitution really matters at any practical level in the United States. At a symbolic level, it still means a great deal. But, what a disconnect: that it matters so much in our minds and language but that it means nothing in our [...]

Perishing for Want of Imagery: The Moral Imagination

By |2019-07-11T11:40:12-05:00March 29th, 2015|Categories: 10th Amendment, Education, Featured, Moral Imagination, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

  “It is imagination that governs the human race.” No professor of literature wrote those words: that is an aphorism of the master of the big battalions, Napoleon Bonaparte. In a time when we Americans ought to be entering upon an Augustan age, we seem enervated. A feeling of powerlessness oppresses many Americans. Even [...]

The Reserved Powers of the Tenth Amendment

By |2019-09-19T12:05:05-05:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: 10th Amendment, Constitution|Tags: |

The Tenth Amendment and State Sovereignty: Constitutional History and Contemporary Issues, Mark R. Killenbeck (Editor) The Tenth Amendment can best be described as the last visible battlefield breastwork of the constitutional struggle between the forces of centralization and those of localism. But just as military advances have made nineteenth-century earthen breastworks mostly obsolete, so, too, [...]

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