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 […]

We Seem to LOVE Licenses to Exercise Some Rights. What About the Rest?

by Holli Carter The Second Amendment. It’s a statement of a natural right that each human possesses. It’s not a human right. Those are given and taken away by other humans. No, fundamental rights are rights that are endowed to us by our Creator, and we shaped the government around them. These rights existed BEFORE the government of the nation that became known as The United States was formed. We have other rights like that. The right to move about, to speak, to write, to not be found guilty of crimes without proof, etc. We cherish our rights, but don’t […]