The Bill of Rights was never intended to be a list of individual rights, but a list of things the federal government could not do.
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Thomas Jefferson: â€œthe several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Governmentâ€
Andrew Napolitano: “Charity comes from your own heart, not from the government spending your money. When we pay our taxes to the government and it gives that money away, thatâ€™s not charity, thatâ€™s welfare.”
Personal Liberty Laws, Nullification, and resistance to slavery in 19th Century Pennsylvania.
The Census Bureau tells us that this year, it will use a shorter questionnaire, consisting of only 10 questions. From what I see, only one of them serves the constitutional purpose of enumeration
John Dickinson, the “penman of the Revolution,” on the anniversary of his death – read the first of his famous “Letters from a Farmer.”
Derek Sherriff on the hidden history of how 19th-century abolitionists used nullification to fight for freedom.
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.”
Nullification is much more than a mere rhetorical statement issued by a state legislature. At its very core, it’s mass civil disobedience to the federal government by the people of a state with the backing of the state government.
Nullification is not the petitioning of the federal government to start doing or to stop doing anything. Nullification doesnâ€™t depend on any federal law being repealed. Nullification does not require permission from any person or institution outside of oneâ€™s own state.
In response to a recent op-ed in the LA Times, Rob Natelson writes: “The claim that the Founding Fathers would have thought the Constitution allows Congress to impose health care mandates is little short of absurd.”
- Tenther Radio Episode #99: Government Gone Wild
- Tenther Radio Episode #98: Nullification Goes Mainstream
- Tenther Radio Episode #97: The Importance of Decentralization
- Tenther Radio Episode #96: The #NoDrones Movement is Growing
- Tenther Radio Episode #95: Real ID Backlash, and How to Enforce Nullification Bills