Tag Archives: Tenth Amendment

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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Keep the Second Amendment Secure in North Carolina

by Diane Rufino, March 27, 2018 My appreciation of the Second Amendment and gratitude for the wisdom and insistence of our Founders and for the States who insisted that it was necessary to be included in our Constitution (or else … Continue reading

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The Next American Revolution – Taking Power Away from the Federal Government

by Diane Rufino, January 23, 2018 How refreshing it is to hear a political commentator talk – or at least hint – about themes such as States’ Rights, the Tenth Amendment, federalism, Nullification, and Interposition. And that’s what I heard … Continue reading

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INTERPOSITION: The Duty to Say “NO!”

by Diane Rufino, January 25, 2018 The word Interposition means “to place between; cause to intervene.” In the context of the Constitution and the system of government it has established in this country, interposition is the doctrine that says that … Continue reading

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