I just thinking out loud here, but some recent developments have me seeing things differently, connecting the dots in a new way.Details
On May 21, 1855, a very important anti-slavery nullification law was signed into law in Massachusetts. Although mainstream history books typically glossed this important bill, it remains prescient in today’s world where federal overreach is at an all-time high. It is more important than ever to follow in the heroic footsteps of Massachusetts and other northern states that appropriately used state-level non-compliance to protect freedom and prevent injustice.
It’s no secret that for years now the popular media personality Rachel Maddow has railed against nullification. Consistent with her partisan Democrat disposition she fear-mongered the return of institutional racism, secession and civil war whenever she approached the subject. Her conclusion was that nullification is a hysterical, reactionary, right-wing radicalism that has no place in modern American politics.
But Maddow has apparently had a change of heart – at least in one case.Details
President Obama has been strutting around the country recently talking up Obamacare. Apparently, he believes that it has been a success that the American people should thank him for. He repeatedly points to the 7.1 million new enrollees in his onerous federal health care scheme as evidence of its success. Although the claim itself is highly dubious, let’s assume that it is legitimate for the sake of argument.Details
Hard to argue with this guy on the right of states to nullify.Details
The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending.Details
Even the “big government” guy of the founding generation – Alexander Hamilton – agreed: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be…Details
Today, the Tennessee state senate gave final approval to a bill which some supporters consider the strongest pro-hemp legislation in the country. After a 28-0 vote, the bill will now go to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk for a signature. With the house having approved the bill by a vote of 88-5, both chambers have a strong veto-proof majority.Details
Republicans position themselves as the party of the Constitution and limited government.
But like the Democrats they constantly criticize, Republicans exercise a great deal of discretion in the application of their constitutional fidelity.Details