Madison, Parsons, Jefferson: States as a Check on Federal Power

The following post is excerpted from the script for Nullify: Season 1. Watch all the videos from this series at this link – and Become a member here to support the TAC. JAMES MADISON When ratification of the Constitution was still up in the air, James Madison and others wrote a series of papers about how…

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A Check on Federal Power: “Superior to All Parchment Checks that can be Invented”

While James Madison wrote the most specific and complete set of instructions on how to stop the federal government without going to the federal government, he was far from the only founder to talk about states as a check on federal power. A little-known Founder from Massachusetts made the case, just like James Madison did,…

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