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What Is Equitable Free Trade?

New 5-min. Video: How “equitable free trade” implies the loss of national sovereignty.

Portents of Increased Calls for Federalizing Local Police

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 18 - 24, 2015.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leading to US-China-Russia Merger

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 11 - 17, 2015.

Baltimore: Changing Society to Change Government

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 4 - 10, 2015.

The Solution Is the Constitution, Not Article V

With a surge of pressure being put on state legislators this year to apply for an Article ...

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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Leading to US-China-Russia Merger

    Monday, May 11 2015 16:02

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  • Baltimore: Changing Society to Change Government

    Monday, May 04 2015 14:12

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The John Birch Society

altJBS CEO Art Thompson offers his analysis of the week's news and wastes no time in discussing tax breaks, Obama's new infrastructure spending bill, manipulation of facts, Afghanistan corruption and using taxpayer's dollars to bail out an Afghan bank. He also gets into the upcoming election and explains how good politicians get co-opted.

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Ron PaulLast Saturday Ron Paul spoke at a John Dennis for Congress rally in San Francisco. Dennis just happens to be challenging Nancy Pelosi for her House seat.

Here’s a three-minute video clip from Paul’s speech in which he expresses great satisfaction over the rapidly increasing interest in state nullification of federal laws.

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art thompsonIn his weekly views on the news, JBS CEO Art Thompson discusses the new banking restraints, the failed war on drugs, ObamaCare and much more while describing how these government interventions are working against our best interests.

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constitution day

This article first appeared as "An Excellent Project for All" by John F. McManus in the JBS Bulletin, July 2010.

In 2004, Congress enacted legislation requiring all publicly funded educational institutions to provide students with instruction about the U.S. Constitution. The law (Public Law 108-447) specified that it should be given on September 17, the date of the completion of the Constitution in 1787.

altThis article originally appeared on September 1, 2010 at The New American website.

Congressman Lawrence McDonald had served as a medical doctor, an officer in the U.S. Navy, a U.S. Representative from Georgia, and the second leader of The John Birch Society before being invited (along with several other members of Congress) to attend a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the United States–South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty in Seoul. McDonald was aboard Korean Air Lines flight 007 enroute to the event when the plane was shot down by a Soviet fighter jet — 27 years ago — on September 1, 1983. Although history has all but forgotten Larry McDonald and the sacrifice he made for this country and freedom, we here at The New American have not forgotten and will never forget.

altArt Thompson, JBS CEO, shares his views on the news for the week and dives into the controversy surrounding Iran and its nuclear reactors and its new rockets. He discusses the showmanship of foreign policy and the motivations of others that don’t have the best interests of the U.S. in mind. He also ponders the question of why intrusive government services aren’t being cut in these hard economic times.

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The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

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 to the people.

This Amendment, one of the most important in the Bill of Rights, has for generations served to protect the states and the people from overzealous federal encroachment. Recent decades, however, have seen federal power grow to enormous proportions. As a result, all across America states have been working to reassert their rights and the rights of their citizens under the Tenth Amendment.

The John Birch Society believes strongly in the principles of federalism built into the Constitution by the Founding Fathers and is working to support the movement to reassert the importance of the entire Bill of Rights, including the Tenth Amendment.

To find details regarding the status of Tenth Amendment initiatives we are supporting in the various states, as well as to find other information about the movement in those states in general, click on the markers on the map above.

Campaign Tools

"Support a Tenth Amendment Resolution in Your State Legislature." Use this pre-written, editable email to contact your state legislators in support of passage of a Tenth Amendment resolution in your state legislature.

"Model Tenth Amendment Resolution for State Legislatures" ( PDF | Word ). Provide this model resolution (based on Oklahoma's resolution, HJR1003) to your state legislators if a Tenth Amendment resolution hasn't already been introduced in your state.

"Tenth Amendment Movement: Taking On the Feds," by James Perloff, The New American, March 16, 2009.

"Good News and Bad News for the Tenth Amendment Movement," March 4, 2009.

"Oklahoma House Votes 83 to 13 to Restore Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment Over All Powers Not Granted to the Federal Government," February 19, 2009. Includes link to state-by-state status chart with links to full-text of state resolutions (see this chart below).

Related Articles

"Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Affirming State Sovereignty Over Those Powers Not Granted to the Federal Government by the Constitution," March 4, 2009.

"Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill," WND, February 24, 2009.

"Lawmakers in 20 States Move to Reclaim Sovereignty," WND, February 6, 2009.

"Pre-emption preempted by Justice Thomas." Justice Clarence Thomas bases an important concurring opinion regarding the balance of power between the states and federal government squarely on the Tenth Amendment. March 5, 2009.

The WikiLeaks release of secret U.S. State Department cables provides evidence that U.S. officials believed Russia is using Iran and Venezuela to provide sophisticated weapons, including MANPAD missiles, to the aid of international terrorist groups.

There is good reason to assume that Hizb ut-Tahrir al Islami (the Islamic Party, or HT), which recently called for The Fall of Capitalism, the Rise of Islam at its Chicago conference, has been co-opted at least in Central Asia by the Russian security service the FSB and SVR (successors of the renamed KGB) or was created outright to provide controlled opposition.

Americans have been conditioned to fear Islamic terrorism, but most Americans have been told little about how much of the international terror web was created by the former Soviet Union.

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