State of the Nullification Movement Report
Today, America faces a mostly-certain future – one straddled with mass violations of liberty and crushing debt. But there is a chance to change that course to one where liberty advances and state/local activity stems the flow of centralized power.
The modern nullification movement has grown into a political force, one that provides a blueprint to advance the Constitution and your liberty.
We believe the movement is revolutionary.
Of course, when we call the nullification a revolution, or revolutionary, we don’t mean one characterized by a physical upheaval against the established order. Instead, we see a deeper, more philosophical revolution developing – a revolution in thought.
The motives behind the various actors in the modern nullification movement vary as much as any group of people when it comes to their political goals. Some issues draw people from the right, others from the left. Political philosopher Murray Rothbard considered this “dynamism” one of the “major characteristics” of a revolution, as it creates an “unfreezing of the political and social order” for people, whatever their motivations may be.
Today’s nullification movement offers hope of smashing the established political order; one of “voting the bums out” only to see new “bums” violate the Constitution in more costly and dangerous ways each year, or relying on federal courts to limit federal power, or simply begging federal officials to give us back our freedom.
This past legislative session saw some type of nullification bill introduced in nearly every state, addressing issues from NSA spying to preserving the Second Amendment. To highlight just how far the movement has come, the Tenth Amendment Center’s 30-page report is the first-ever comprehensive look into the State of the Nullification Movement.
Lovers of the Constitution and liberty must take the long-sighted view and exercise your right to resist and nullify the mountains of federal actions that do not fit within the confines of the Constitution. This Report will show you the path already forged. It is up to you to take it and build it into something even stronger.