For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 1, 2012

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The Foundation for a Free Society and the Tenth Amendment Center will premiere their full-length documentary film Nullification: The Rightful Remedy during CPAC 2012 in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

James Madison said states are duty bound to interpose when the feds overreach, and Thomas Jefferson called it, “the rightful remedy.” But what exactly is nullification?

The film, produced and directed by Jason Rink, explores the history of state nullification, its constitutional legitimacy, and how states can use nullification to push back against the encroachment of federal power.

Nullification: The Rightful Remedy promises to be the most comprehensive documentary on the subject of the Tenth Amendment and nullification, the long-forgotten tool that Jefferson considered our best defense against the Federal Government’s unconstitutional usurpation of power,” Rink said.

The film will debut at 5:30 p.m. in the Citizens United CPAC Theater.

The Foundation for a Free Society and the Tenth Amendment Center will also host two special events on Friday at CPAC. At 4:30 p.m., the organizations will present Jefferson vs. Obama – Decentralization vs. the Modern Federal Government, a series of presentations examining the meaning, role and application of the Tenth Amendment. At 5:30 p.m., Rink, along with other prominent experts and activists, will host a Q&A session on the film and the principles of nullification. Both events will take place in the Harding Room, Mezzanine Level.

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The Tenth Amendment Center exists to promote and advance a return to a proper balance of power between federal and State governments envisioned by our founders, prescribed by the Constitution and explicitly declared in the Tenth Amendment. A national think tank based in Los Angeles, the Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect the principle of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism.

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