South Carolina is on the verge of passing a bill that would end ObamaCare in the state. But is it legal for South Carolina not to follow a federal law? Judge Napolitano discussed the case yesterday on America’s News Headquarters.Details
As Thomas E. Woods, Jr. points out in his book Nullification and his website Nullification: Answering the Objections : “If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in 1798 on government powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”
The Virginia Resolutions of 1798 were drafted by James Madison and agreed to by the legislature of Virginia, James Madison referred to it as the “Duty” of the state to interpose between and federal government and the citizens of the state.
In a hearing conducted by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), the NSA came up with perhaps its most ridiculous excuse for illegal, unconstitutional spying program thus far. The agency claims measures increasing spy program transparency would force them to invade our privacy more.Details
Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall introduced legislation this month to ban his state from enforcing any new federal gun laws, executive orders, or regulations “issued on or after December 1, 2013.”Details
The phenomenon that continues to amaze me is how we who believe in decentralization often find ourselves in political agreement with people who hold completely different conceptions about the correct role of government. Conversely, those who agree with us politically are often the harshest critics of our insistence on decentralization.Details
The things you see coming out of the Tenth Amendment Center every day don’t magically happen. The website, the activism, the email updates, the social media posts, and all of the other things we do each day require a tremendous amount of time and work. And that only accounts for what you see.Details
The major argument used by those that oppose Nullification is the Constitution’s supremacy clause.
But in fact, the arguments for the supremacy clause ARE the arguments for nullification.Details
while the article is most directly about Article VI and the ways federal interests should and should not trump state law, it is more broadly about how original meaning can be implemented in an area with significant non-originalist judicial precedents.Details
Obviously, I’d like to see lower costs and longer life expectancies, but this author provides no data to support his claim that deficiency can be blamed on “profit” and this chart doesn’t provide enough data for meaningful comparison.Details