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Tenth Amendment answers

NSA spying may look like an unstoppable freight train barreling down on you, but appropriate use of state sovereignty is firing up to stop it cold.

The Tenth Amendment Center works with the Constitution and USofA law as it was intended and designed to function. Their efforts and successes offer some real hope for peaceful alternatives to a police state.

People, legislatures in 16 states have taken and are taking solid, effective action. On the page linked below they have published an interactive map with those states in blue, clickable to more information about the progress in each.

What do we do about NSA Spying?

1. Wait on Congress: They’ve already had plenty of chances to shut it down. Our representatives and senators keep rubber stamping it.

2. Wait for the Courts: When was the last time those black-robed federal employees did anything to limit federal power? They rubber stamp it too.

3. Wait for the President: Maybe the president will save the day. But the commission Obama formed to review NSA surveillance was packed with government insiders. More rubber stamps.

4. Follow the Advice of Madison and Jefferson: Act NOW on a state and local level, whether congress, the courts, or the President want us to or not.


James Madison gave us four steps to oppose such “deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of powers.” (learn more here) State-level resistance and noncompliance was paramount to his advice. Thomas Jefferson advised the same.

Our model legislation is based on the principles and advice of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. It’s not going to be easy, and there’s no guarantee of success. But, if we sit back and wait for the federal government to stop its own spying programs, we’ll wait forever.

So, as those founders advised, we’re taking action without the feds, and taking every step possible to create “obstructions,” and a “refusal to comply with officers of the Union,” as Madison advised.