American Federalism: Erosion

American Federalism

NOTE: This article originally appeared on FEE.org, written by George Charles Roche III, February 1, 1967.  It is one of four on the topic of American Federalism. Dr. Roche, who has taught history and philos­ophy at the Colorado School of Mines, now is a member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education. Albert J. Nock once commented, “There must be …

American Federalism: History

American Federalism

NOTE: This article originally appeared on FEE.org, written by George Charles Roche III, January 1, 1967.  It is one of four on the topic of American Federalism. Dr. Roche, who has taught history and philos­ophy at the Colorado School of Mines, now is a member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education. A number of years ago, Richard Hofstadter made …

American Federalism: Future

American Federalism

NOTE: This article originally appeared on FEE.org, written by George Charles Roche III, March 1, 1967.  It is one of four on the topic of American Federalism. Roche, who has taught history and philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines, now is a member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education. A society is free only to the extent that its …

American Federalism: Origins

American Federalism

NOTE: This article originally appeared on FEE.org, written by George Charles Roche III, December 1, 1966.  It is one of four on the topic of American Federalism. A disciple of Confucius once asked the ancient Chinese sage what his first act would be should he become emperor. Confucius re­plied that he would begin by fixing the meaning of words. What he was …

FDA urged to cease overregulation of vaping industry – Call to Action

FDA

In a letter to the FDA commissioner, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) put the agency on notice to not overregulate the vaping industry and to pull the August 8th Deeming Rules.  “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations of e-cigarettes is a primary example of a rule that could eliminate an entire nascent industry. Accordingly, given the substantial likelihood …

Are we totally insane to accept bureaucratic rule?

Bureaucratic rule

According to Dictionary.com one definition of insane is “utterly senseless: an insane plan.”  Insanity’s fourth definition is: “A. extreme foolishness; folly; senselessness; foolhardiness: Trying to drive through that traffic would be pure insanity.   B.  a foolish or senseless action, policy, statement, etc.: We’ve heard decades of insanities in our political discourse.” Bureaucratic rule is exponentially expanding at all levels of government with the federal bureaucracy leading the way, driving state and local bureaus to keep pace.  Bureaucratic rules accounted for 96.8% of all laws and rules created …

Are we totally insane when it comes to racial divisions?

Insane racial divide

According to Dictionary.com one definition of insane is “utterly senseless: an insane plan.”  Insanity’s fourth definition is: “A. extreme foolishness; folly; senselessness; foolhardiness: Trying to drive through that traffic would be pure insanity. B. a foolish or senseless action, policy, statement, etc.: We’ve heard decades of insanities in our political discourse.” The United States’ government entices people to choose which race they identify with.  The divisions and choices are also adopted and used by states, cities, public agencies, and private organizations.  Those living in the U.S. are quite …

Federal Bureaucrats: Agents of Constitutional Chaos

Regulating Freedom through Progressive Government

[Originally published at The Tenth Amendment Center – 7/29/2016] When we think about unconstitutional federal overreach, we tend to focus on Congress, the president and the Supreme Court. But unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats staffing countless agencies like the DEA, FDA and the FCC arguably create just as much constitutional chaos as elected officials and judges. With the proliferation of bureaucracy, governance …

The Ninth and Tenth Amendments: Keystones of Liberty

Keystones

The founding generation created a political system that carefully divided powers and that was designed to ensure the general government remained limited in its scope and power.  There were certain keystones found within the guiding documents, especially within the Bill of Rights once ratified in 1791. That system has all but vanished, but two oft-ignored and misunderstood provisions in the …

An assault on American Federalism’s dying corpse brings cheers

American Federalism

In the early days of the federalist republic the United States first adjusted, then flourished under American Federalism.  Though only given a brief trial, federalism’s embrace of liberty and responsibility gave birth to a new country’s ability to succeed. First embodied in theories debated globally; framers created and founders supported the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights in 1791, bringing …

The original Electoral College is far superior to popular vote

Original Electoral College

[This article is written by Gary & Carolyn Alder, experts on the Electoral College.] The Framers of the Constitution established an ingenious method for electing a President for the United States.  Tragically, the constitutionally defined process, the original Electoral College system, did not receive a fair experiment before self-serving interests and political party machinations quickly destroyed the constitutionally designed system …