Nullification: Alive and Well on the Left and Right

by Michael Boldin

“If you don’t like it here, move to Cuba!”

“Why don’t you go spout your mouth off in Iraq with your buddy Saddam, you terrorist!”

Those were common emails for me to receive while George W. Bush was president. Opposing Bush policies like the Patriot Act, Real ID, and just about everything else back then didn’t win too many conservative friends for the Tenth Amendment Center, of which I am executive director.

These days, taking a stand for the Constitution – every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses – doesn’t win us too many friends from the left. When writing about our Nullify Now! event in Manchester on March 19th (, a local “blue” blogger proclaimed:

“There ought to be a price paid for this sort of misbehavior”