Nonsense – analyzing the Heritage position on nullification

When it comes to nullification, Heritage Foundation writer Matt Spalding has John Kerry syndrome.

He was for it before he was against it.

Or against it while he was for it.

Or something.

In a May 3, article Spalding praises North Dakota for, “wisely cutting out all of that nullification nonsense,” from its nullification bill.

Then he scolds North Dakota for watering down the legislation.

“Such indecisive legislative language leaves the matter in the hands of others (e.g., the Supreme Court), an odd case of timidity given that North Dakota has previously joined twenty-six other states in challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare in federal court. Well, North Dakota, is it unconstitutional or not?”

Sounds like Spalding wants North Dakota to nullify the federal health care law, or in Thomas Jefferson’s words declare that “it is not law, but is altogether void, and of no force.” – in other words, unconstitutional.

Or something.