It’s not just the left that’s confused about nullification, it’s the right too. Steve Palmer takes on the standard objections.
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The various commissars who have taken it upon themselves to ensure that no one strays from officially approved opinion â€” or to appropriately scold anyone who in fact does so â€” have become apoplectic at the return of nullification.
In order to repair the damage done to the Unionâ€”and restore liberty– we must first correct the breaches in the truth…
In response to what some opponents see as a Congress that doesnâ€™t represent their interests, State Legislators are looking to the nearly forgotten American political tradition of nullification as a way to reject any potential national health care program that may be coming from Washington.
In 1783, the Constitution had not yet been written, and Congress was operating under the Articles of Confederation. Congress had no ability to enforce its laws, no power to tax, and could not even meet its obligations to the newly-victorious Continental Army.
History proves with absolute certainty that a national government and its assuming principles were rejected by the Founders and Ratifiers
In this recent interview, Tom Woods discusses the debt some progressive causes owe to statesâ€™ rights, state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, the undue respect given to the Supremacy Clause, and more.
According to the theory of popular sovereignty, the people were presumed to retain all powers not expressly delegated away.
As we prepare to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence we should recall why the American colonists made their decision to break away from the British Empire. The Declaration, in the enumerated grievances against the British Crown, makes it crystal clear that the cause was Big Government.
For many, the question of American secession was settled once-and-for-all by Abraham Lincoln’s military victory against the South. Not so, writes Kirkpatrick Sale, author and director of the Mulberry Institute, a pro-secession think tank: “Of course, it is true that the particular secession of 1861-65 did not succeed, but that didn’t make it illegal or even unwise. It made it a failure, that’s all. The victory by a superior military might is not the same thing as the creation of a superior constitutional right.”