What do we do about a government without limits? Nullify Now!
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The sovereignty movement is feared and ridiculed for its independence by weak minded men who consider themselves intelligent, but are really nothing more than altar boys for the State.
When Jefferson ran for president in 1800, he made it clear that he supported strict construction, original intent jurisprudence, federalism, and statesâ€™ rights
Part of Jeffersonâ€™s defense of the sovereignty of the several states concerns the right implicit in that status to legislate in matters that â€œconcern themselves alone.â€
The Founders knew that if permitted, the federal government would transgress the limits of the constitution, and, as Thomas Jefferson remarked, â€œ[annihilate] the state governments and erect upon their ruins a general consolidated government.”
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.
One’s answer to that question depends on how one defines “greatness.”
President Obama used Thomas Jefferson as a springboard to advocate for government power. There is little in the world more full of irony than a defense of big government using the mantle of Jefferson.
Those who hope to revive a constitutional role for the States as counters to the present U.S. Empire, must hope to make the States once more into self-conscious, viable polities who have the political will to enact nullification and stand by it.
Most Americans know that Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of “The Declaration of Independence”, the most important of all our founding documents. Yet few of them have even heard of another document that I would say might be the second most important declaration he ever wrote
In 1798, Thomas Jefferson gave us a timeless message which was a reminder that â€œwe the peopleâ€ are ultimately in charge, not the federal government. The federal government derives its power from the people.