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I don’t know who Paul Zummo is, but I know he wrote this. It’s the usual arguments against nullification, as if no replies to them existed.
He tries to claim, first, that James Madison, in the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, wasn’t calling for nullification; he was just saying the states had the right to get together to protest unconstitutional laws. Oh? Why bother to pass solemn resolutions urging that the states had a right that absolutely no one denied? When Madison tried to weasel out of his position three decades later, people asked the same thing: if that was all you meant, why even bother drafting such an inane resolution in the first place?Details