Sometimes, support for state action to block unconstitutional acts springs up in the most unlikely of places. Take this gem from a former Washington D.C. prosecutor who admits he “just about always sided with the United States in circumstances in which the states have tried to preempt the federal government.” Jeffery Shapiro agrees that states should not enforce any federal acts violating the Second Amendment.
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Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams attempted to douse the flame of liberty with the foul water of unlimited central government.
So for those looking to dismiss nullification on historical grounds, have at it. Just make sure you check the Internet before submitting something that is easily contradicted with a cursory reading of “the free encyclopedia.”
Without some way to hold federal power in check, we end up not with a limited government, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.
Ladies and gentleman, nullification just became the majority opinion.
Anyone who wants you to believe that resisting the federal government today is somehow associated with disgusting racists of the past is either totally ignorant or just big, fat liar. Or both.
Tom Woods takes down Ian. Again.
The feds huff and puff….
Picture the single most barbaric, inhumane, and morally reprehensible act imaginable. It could be anything. You could choose genocide, the most depraved form of torture, or slavery, whatever really. History is replete with examples, the twentieth century in particular, but the nineteenth century had its share of them as well. There doesn’t have to be [...]
Another pundit with hypocritical tendencies? Here we go again.
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