The Ever Scary 10th Amendment: What it Really Means

by Holli Carter The 10th Amendment seems to be a point of contention. Many of our statist friends say that this amendment give the federal government free rein to do whatever it wants, citing the part “not prohibited to it” to mean that it is referring to the Federal Government. But, take a moment to apply basic English rules to it, and you’ll see this is in error.   Here is the text, in whole: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or […]

Reaffirming Texas’ sovereignty under the Texas Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This Non-Binding Resolution was introduced on March 7th, 2013 by Representative James White who represents Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. Once you’ve read the text, feel free to comment below! Representative James White By: White H.C.R. No. 77 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Republic of Texas existed as an independent nation for nine years, and when it accepted admission to the Union in 1845, it remained a free and independent state subject only to the United States Constitution; and WHEREAS, The United States Congress has passed laws requiring Texas to make expenditures that are unfunded by the federal government, […]