(Los Angeles, CA. May 11, 2011) – The Los Angeles based Tenth Amendment Center recently made the Southern Poverty Law Centerâ€™s Hatewatch blog.
The organization created a national tour based around the â€œNâ€ word
(And itâ€™s coming to Los Angeles this month)
Not only does TAC use the â€œNâ€ word regularly, speakers at the events promote the word, justify the practice and seek to expand its use across the country.
James Madison said the states have a right and are duty bound exercise the â€œNâ€ word, and Thomas Jefferson called it, â€œthe rightful remedy.â€
Clearly, itâ€™s not the word you might think.
â€œGroups like the Southern Poverty Law Center would have you believe nullification is a tool for racists to deconstruct the United States and take it back to the days of slavery, or to somehow revive the Confederacy,â€ TAC communications director Mike Maharrey said. â€œBut these folks have it spun 180-degrees in the wrong direction. Abolitionists used nullification to fight the Fugitive Slave Acts. Itâ€™s about freedom, not slavery. Itâ€™s about placing a check on unconstitutional federal overreach.â€
On Saturday, May 28, Southern Californians will have the opportunity to learn the truth about nullification when the Nullify Now! tour makes a stop in Los Angeles. (http://www.nullifynow.com/losangeles/)
This national program sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and the Foundation for a Free Society will set up in the penthouse of the AT&T tower in Downtown L.A.Â Featuring Harvard and Columbia University educated historian Thomas Woods Jr. as the keynote speaker, along withÂ KPFKâ€™sÂ Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton, recording artist Jordan Page, and other speakers and musical acts, the presentation will weave together a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification through historical writings, case studies and the words of the founders.
â€œThe â€˜peace presidentâ€™ bombs. The TSA gropes and scans. The drug war rages on. The fed prints and printsâ€¦.and prints money. Mandates and bailouts never seem to end. What do we do about it?â€ TAC executive Michael Boldin asks. â€œThomas Jefferson gave us the answer in 1798. Nullify.â€
The Nullify Now! Event begins at 4 p.m.
For more information, log on toÂ www.nullifynow.com/losangeles
Media passes are available upon request.
The Tenth Amendment Center exists to promote and advance a return to a proper balance of power between federal and State governments envisioned by our founders, prescribed by the Constitution and explicitly declared in the Tenth Amendment. A national think tank based in Los Angeles, the Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect the principle of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism.