Speech by Dr. Donald Boyd of Sovereignty Action at the Orlando Tea Party on August 22, 2009.
I applaud the efforts of states to re-establish the proper relationship which should exist between the states and Federal Government. Whle the Constitution does give the Federal Government a limited ability to tax it does not give the Federal Government the power to exercise monetary exortion over the states. Let us be careful how we use the word "Constitutional." To the federal government "Constitutional" means "we can do anything we want, if we tie it to either the commerce clause or the necessary and proper clause." To freedom loving citizens, "Constitutional" means the Federal Government is limited to those powers originally intended that they should exercise--and nothing more.
A Federal Tax Escrow Account might be one way to correct the situation which now exists: the Federal Government withholds or grants funds to pressure states into obedience to Federal dictates. The act of nullification serves as a check on the Federal Government's un-Constitutional (the freedom loving citizen's definition) practices. Nullification protects our individual liberties: let's have more of it!