Derek Sherriff on the hidden history of how 19th-century abolitionists used nullification to fight for freedom.
Clyde Wilson on Nullification and Interposition and their deep roots in the American fight against centralism and protectionism.
Thomas Paine: “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
James Madison once observed that â€œit is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.â€
Samuel Adams said, â€œThe liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.”
Regardless of its logical descent from our most basic founding principle, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, nullification simply doesn’t work, critics say. Or does it?
Try explaining a concept as basic as “consent of the governed” to the average statist, and you will almost certainly be told that America already settled this question in 1865.
The fourth of 10 lectures from the 2006 Steven Berger Seminar: Thomas DiLorenzo on Liberty and American Civilization, recorded at the Mises Institute, 06-06-2006.
The immeasurable expansion, size and control of the federal government includes both foreign affairs and domestic societyâ€“at the hands of both conservative and liberal.
Reviving America and restoring liberty to Americans won’t be simple because we are too far down the road to serfdom for simple unwinding and backtracking. It is not self-evidently obvious what a true Restorative Revolution would look like but the civil rights movement offers a model that may be the last best hope we have before passing a point of no return.
The American Revolution was waged against a highly centralized, nationalistic, governmental tyranny…