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The Ninth Amendment and the Right of Local Self-Government

The Ninth Amendment guarantees the right of local self-government in all matters not expressly prohibited to the states or clearly delegated to the federal government. The drafter of the Ninth ...

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Liberty Tyranny

Embracing what the Founders Sought to Destroy

By: Michael Boldin The Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from an empire – the largest government in history at the time. Today, they’re probably rolling in ...

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The 10th Amendment: An Introduction

May 14, 2020 10th Amendment 1

By: Michael Boldin “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 ...

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The Tenth Amendment is Always the Right Answer

November 21, 2019 10th Amendment / Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey I’ve been told that law students prepping for the Bar Exam are told that if the Tenth Amendment is ever among the answers on a multiple-choice question, ...

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The 9th Amendment: Partner to the 10th

October 3, 2019 9th Amendment 0

By: Michael Boldin Few parts of the Constitution have been so misunderstood as the Ninth Amendment in the Bill of Rights. With its 21 words the 9th Amendment reads; “The ...

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