In 1830, when South Carolina politicians were arguing for â€œnullificationâ€ of a federal tariff they viewed as unconstitutional, the elderly James Madison penned a public response.
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we must stop cowering in fear at the mere mention of federal power, as if the United States government were some omnipotent god to whom we must bow down and serve.
The defenders of centralized governmental power (a.k.a. tyranny) despise the Jeffersonian idea that the citizens of the states have a right to nullify what they believe to be unconstitutional federal laws.
The jury is one of the smallest, and therefore most significant, of duly constituted bodies involved in the application of laws and the mechanisms of justice.
Today, voters in Missouri helped bring the Jeffersonian principle of Nullification one step closer to the mainstream by approving Proposition C – the Health Care Freedom Act.
Progressives that promote nullification (state medical marijuana, for example) yet denounce it as a tactic, are little more than partisan frauds.
The two cousins of interposition and nullification stand upon the 10th Amendment as a protective defense against oppressive usurpation and attempts to end federalism.
If we continue doing the same things weâ€™ve been doing, the march to tyranny isnâ€™t stopping. Tom Woods’ Nullification gives us the blueprint, and NullifyNow brings us together to make it happen.
Whenever the people who make up the federal government, either as individuals, as departments or as branches, exercise power not expressly delegated to them as specified in the Constitution, they are usurping the authority of either the states or the people.
Just when you thought Arizona couldn’t get any more provocative, or push any more of the federal government’s buttons, it looks like America’s 48th state may actually become the 15th state to adopt another very controversial law!
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”