Friday, January 28, 2011

Tom Woods Speaks About Nullification




State nullification is the idea that the states can and must refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.

It's pretty simple.
Supporting nullification doesn't mean you are a racist or support slavery or any other ridiculous notion coming from some statist.

But those who are thirsty for more federal power are doing and saying all they can to smear people, like Tom Woods, who believe that states actually have rights, and so do the people who live in those states.

I agree with Tom .. we will not back down.

"Nothing is going to change unless someone takes a stand and says 'No More'". - Tom Woods

People who actually understand and care about our Constitutional freedoms and principles don't care what the totalitarian thought controllers say.

But in a nutshell here is the argument for nullification:

Here’s an extremely basic summary:

1) The states preceded the Union. The Declaration of Independence speaks of “free and independent states” that “have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.” The British acknowledged the independence not of a single blob, but of 13 states, which they proceeded to list one by one. Article II of the Articles of Confederation says the states “retain their sovereignty, freedom, and independence”; they must have enjoyed that sovereignty in the past in order for them to “retain” it in 1781 when the Articles were officially adopted. The ratification of the Constitution was accomplished not by a single, national vote, but by the individual ratifications of the various states, each assembled in convention.

2) In the American system no government is sovereign. The peoples of the states are the sovereigns. It is they who apportion powers between themselves, their state governments, and the federal government. In doing so they are not impairing their sovereignty in any way. To the contrary, they are exercising it.

3) Since the peoples of the states are the sovereigns, then when the federal government exercises a power of dubious constitutionality on a matter of great importance, it is they themselves who are the proper disputants, as they review whether their agent was intended to hold such a power. No other arrangement makes sense. No one asks his agent whether the agent has or should have such-and-such power. In other words, the very nature of sovereignty, and of the American system itself, is such that the sovereigns must retain the power to restrain the agent they themselves created. James Madison explains this clearly in the famous Virginia Report of 1800.


Resisting Federal Tyranny is not only a good idea...it's our right.

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