For generations, presidents have acted as elected dictators, issuing fiats as if they were lawmakers.

With the electoral triumph of Donald Trump, many media pundits are writing about what this event likely portends for the future of the Supreme Court.

Voters in at least four states decided to nullify federal statutes and United Nations drug-control treaties by officially ending marijuana prohibition, a major victory for the U.S. Constitution and the 10th Amendment. Three states — California, Massachusetts, and Nevada — completely legalized marijuana, even for recreational use by adults. By press time, it appeared that Maine’s initiative to do the same was on its way to being successful. In Arizona, where conservative nullification efforts on other issues have been popular, voters narrowly decided to keep pot prohibition in place. Still, regardless of one’s views on cannabis, states’ rights scored a string of impressive successes this week.

The solution to our debt crisis is for “We the People” to take our Republic back from the special interests by educating voters to enforce the Constitution, not by adding a Balanced Budget Amendment via an Article V convention.

Don Kates' life provides more proof that one individual's efforts can have enormous, generation-spanning influence.

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