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Juggling Hats

I have often found myself wearing a few different hats when it comes to politics.  My personal views are libertarian in nature.  I really do believe in both the non-aggression principle and in property rights.  I also support the Constitution even when there are aspects of it which are anti-libertarian.  The term “Tenther” also applies […]


Battle Stations, Patriots! It’s Time!

Battle Stations, Patriots!  It's Time!

I read with great interest a piece written by my friend and fellow activist, Phil Pepin, entitled “Why Elections, the Tea Party and Activism Won’t Save Our Republic.” Pepin claims the conflict to be not about “Democrat” vs. “Republican”.  Nor is it about “Left” vs. “Right”. Labels have no meaning and are used by both […]


YOU Have The Key To Unlock The Chains Of Federal Enslavement–USE IT!

“So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key.”    “Already Gone” –The Eagles   Patriots, I received the following email from Texas Rep. Lyle Larson, HD-122 (San Antonio), on Friday afternoon, June 7, 2013.  With the endless assault on the liberty of Texas […]


Texas MUST Nullify Sections 1021 and 1022 on the National Defense Authorization Act (2012)! Here’s Why.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the indefinite detention of nearly 150,000 United States citizens. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 opened the door for the indefinite detention of 120,000 Japanese-American citizens living along the west coast of the United States, loss of their property and transportation to internment camps […]


Texas House Committee to Hold Hearings on Obamacare

Texas is moving to stop Obamacare! House Bill Number 3785 Nullifies The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Known as Obamacare) The House Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Is holding a hearing on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 At 2pm, in room E2.036 If you can’t attend in person Please, contact the following legislators Affirming […]


Do you believe in self-rule?

Do you believe in self-rule?  Can a people determine for themselves how to live and what kind of governmental system that they will live under? Sure you do! Right? Are you sure? Please, consider the following questions: Should the federal government be involved in regulating marijuana? Should the federal government be involved in regulating other […]


League City, Texas passes Liberty Preservation Resolution

On March 26th, the city council of League City, Texas passed the Liberty Preservation Resolution (2013-19)  with a vote of 7-1.  The resolution is designed protect the citizens of League City against the NDAA. Councilwoman Heidi Thiess introduced this resolution and states from her website: Now it’s time for the Liberty Preservation Resolution, which defends […]


ACTION ALERT! HB 149, the Texas Liberty Preservation Act, Available for Public Testimony, March 27th, Austin, Texas

ACTION ALERT!! The Texas Liberty Preservation Act (House Bill 149) Available for Public Testimony on Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013, 2 pm, the Capitol, Austin, Texas!!     COMMITTEE: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjournment/recess of the House of Representatives Wednesday, March 27, 2013 PLACE: E2.036 CHAIR: Rep. Brandon Creighton   Source: […]


ACTION ALERT!! Second Amendment Legislation Available for Public Testimony on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 2 pm, the Capitol, Austin Texas!

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   COMMITTEE: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select   TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess Wednesday, March 13, 2013   PLACE: E2.036 CHAIR: Rep. Brandon Creighton   Source: Texas Legislature Online. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/   Note 1: Public testimony will be limited to 3 MINUTES per witness. Note 2: To find information […]


“VICTORY OR DEATH”—Feb. 24th marks the 177th Anniversary of Lt. Col. Travis’ Letter of Dedication, Courage and Defiance at the Alamo

“VICTORY OR DEATH”---Feb. 24th marks the 177th Anniversary of Lt. Col. Travis’ Letter of Dedication, Courage and Defiance at the Alamo

Source: http://www.travisletter.com/ Note: the original “Victory or Death” letter is now on display and available for viewing along with other artifacts at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, through 6 Mar 2013 (the anniversary of the fall of the mission).   On 24 Feb 1836, Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis, commandant of the Alamo and commander […]


ACTION ALERT #2: YOUR VOICE OF SUPPORT NEEDED TO SAY “NO!!” TO FEDERAL GUN LEGISLATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

ACTION ALERT #2:  YOUR VOICE OF SUPPORT NEEDED TO SAY “NO!!” TO FEDERAL GUN LEGISLATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

Texas House Bill (HB) 553, The Second Amendment Preservation Act  (Otto; HD-18), was placed into the Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee on 13 Feb 2013. Tenth Amendment Center-Texas requests your immediate help by contacting Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility committee members to express your support for HB 553.   Committee members include: Chair—Rep. Brandon Creighton (R) […]


Nullification is the Rightful Remedy—Thomas Jefferson

The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 – that State’s official response and opposition to the federal government’s Alien & Sedition Acts, which criminalized speech critical of the federal government in a clear violation of the First Amendment — were authored by Thomas Jefferson, and provide in part:   Resolved, That the several states composing […]


ACTION ALERT #1: YOUR VOTE OF SUPPORT NEEDED TO NULLIFY NDAA (2012) and INDEFINITE DETENTION OF TEXAS CITIZENS!

Texas House Bill (HB) 149, The Texas Liberty Preservation Act (Larson; HD-122), was placed into the Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee on 6 Feb 2013. (The objective of HB 149 is to challenge the constitutionality of the NDAA of 2012 by nullifying Sections 1021 and 1022 of that Act.) Tenth Amendment Center-Texas requests your immediate […]


Arizona Moves To Protect Itself And Its Second Amendment Rights. Will Texas Follow Suit?

Arizona Moves To Protect Itself And Its Second Amendment Rights. Will Texas Follow Suit?

Arizona House Representative Carl Seel has introduced 3 bills (HB 2433, HB 2431 and HB 2432) which, when taken together, would: (1) make every able-bodied citizen (who is capable of bearing arms) of the sovereign state of Arizona a member of the Arizona Militia; (2) provide protections for possession of their tactical firearms, and; (3) provide […]


Texas Independence: Questions and Answers

Note: While Tenth Amendment Center-Texas supports nullification of unconstitutional legislation imposed upon the sovereign state of Texas by the federal government, it is our intent here to present an alternative point of view, specifically Texas independence as championed by the Texas Nationalist Movement. Copyright © 2013 Texas Nationalist Movement, All rights reserved.     There are […]


Texas Senator Donna Campbell Files Companion Bill To House Joint Resolution 48 Nullifying ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

Texas Senator Donna Campbell Files Companion Bill To House Joint Resolution 48 Nullifying ObamaCare's Individual Mandate

On 24 Jan 2013, Texas Senator Donna Campbell (R, SD 25) filed a companion bill to Representative James White’s (R, HD 12)  HJR 48. If passed, these joint resolutions would nullify the individual mandate element of the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) via amendment to the Texas constitution.   83R1778 PMO-F     By:  Campbell                                     S.J.R. No. 5     A […]


Texas Fights Back: Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton) Files Texas House Bill 553, “The Second Amendment Preservation Act”

Texas Fights Back: Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton) Files Texas House Bill 553, "The Second Amendment Preservation Act"

Texas House Bill 533 authored by Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton). Co-authored by Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo), Rep. Jimmy Don Aycock (R-Killeen), Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland), Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-Mesquite), Rep. Sarah Davis (West University Place), Rep. Patricia Harless (R-Spring), Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving), Rep. Byran Hughes […]


Sen. Dan Patrick Files Companion Bill to Rep. Simpson’s “Travel Freedom Act-Texas”

Sen. Dan Patrick Files Companion Bill to Rep. Simpson's "Travel Freedom Act-Texas"

History repeats itself. Sen. Dan Patrick has filed a companion bill (SB-20) to Rep. David Simpson’s bill (HB-80), the Travel Freedom Act–Texas. By: Patrick S.B.ANo.A20 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and […]


A Legislative Update from the Tenth Amendment Center-Texas

Dear fellow Texan, We are the Texas chapter of the national Tenth Amendment Center; a non-partisan organization seeking to restore the responsibility of the 50 States and their citizens to deal with issues whose jurisdiction is reserved exclusively to the several states and to the people therein by the Tenth Amendment to the United States constitution. […]


Wyoming Introduces HB-0104, Firearm Protection Act. Can Texas Be Far Behind?

2013 STATE OF WYOMING 13LSO-0426 HOUSE BILL NO. HB-0104 Firearm Protection Act.   Sponsored by: Representative(s) Kroeker, Baker, Burkhart, Jaggi, Miller, Piiparinen, Reeder and Winters and Senator(s) Dockstader and Hicks   A BILL for AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the […]


The Second Amendment Preservation Act—Texas: a Template for State Pushback on Federal Tyranny

 by Tenth Amendment Center   This bill is a state-level response to constitutional violations of the Second Amendment by the federal government. Texans, we encourage you to send this to your state senators and representatives – and ask them to introduce this legislation into the 83rd Legislative Session set to begin on 8 Jan 2013. ******* […]


Texas Independence: A Resolution for a State Referendum!

Texas Independence: A Resolution for a State Referendum!

Crafted by Texas Nationalist Movement   Whereas, The Republic of Texas originally won its independence from Mexico in 1836; Whereas, prior to acceptance of the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States, Texas existed as an independent republic for a period of nine years until 1845; Whereas, upon accepting admission as one of […]


YOU Have a Ring Side Seat to the 83rd Texas Legislature: Texas Legislature Online

YOU Have a Ring Side Seat to the 83rd Texas Legislature: Texas Legislature Online

by Texas Senator Jeff Wentworth (SD-25)   It’s never been easier to keep an eye on the Texas Legislature, especially if you watch Senate or House sessions live on your computer. The 83rd Legislature will convene in Austin on Tuesday, January 8.  With Texas Legislature Online (TLO) at www.legis.state.tx.us/ as your portal, you may have […]


What is “An Effective Ground Game”?

What is “An Effective Ground Game”?

by George Rodriguez, president of the South Texas Political Alliance Since the November elections, my opinion has been asked several times as to what Republicans and conservatives need to do to win local elections. I always reply that both need an “effective ground game”. Unfortunately, I am often met with blank stares.  And so…let me […]