Tag Archives: 10th Amendment

WHAT IF?

by Diane Rufino, June 19, 2021 Today, June 19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Twitter that he had just signed a Resolution asserting Texas state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over all powers not granted to the federal government … Continue reading

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IS NULLIFICATION A VIABLE OPTION TO CURB FEDERAL ABUSE?

By Diane Rufino, June 17, 2021 On June 15, I posted a question and some of my personal thoughts on the matter. I noted that our nation’s culture and politics has perhaps reached a tipping point where two competing ideologies … Continue reading

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A Proposed State Sovereignty Resolution (“A Re-Declaration of Independence”) for North Carolina

by Diane Rufino, March 15, 2021 I propose the following State Sovereignty Resolution, or one similar to it, for my state of North Carolina. It is based on the themes addressed in my article “A RE-DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE” and aimed … Continue reading

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A Few Suggestions to Those Who Represent Us in the North Carolina General Assembly

by Diane Rufino, February 1, 2021 Government is best and most responsive to the individual when it is closest to them. We’re talking about the local, the county, and even the state level. This is where the individual and his … Continue reading

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This Thing We Call “Sovereignty”

  by Diane Rufino, February 20, 2019 On September 3, 1783, representatives from the American states, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay, and a representative of King George III signed the Treaty of Paris to officially end the American … Continue reading

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SECESSION – Both a RIGHT and a REMEDY

  by Diane Rufino, September 23, 2018 Gene Kizer Jr. is a brilliant historian. He has written an excellent account of the causes of the War of Northern Aggression (aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Articulates the Remedy of NULLIFICATION in an Opinion Written to President George Washington in 1791

by Diane Rufino, September 16, 2018 In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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A Proposed State Sovereignty Resolution to Re-Assert the Tenth and Second Amendments

by Diane Rufino, February 21, 2018 The following is a proposed State Sovereignty Resolution that I wrote and proposed to my legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly. I feel very strongly that the General Assembly should make it clear … Continue reading

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