Michael Maharrey, Media Director and KY state chapter coordinator for the Tenth Amendment Center, on the air with Dirk Thompson of WTVN 610 AM in Cincinnati on 02-27-11
When you start talking about states rights and nullification, the mainstream starts accusing you of wanting to go back to the time of slavery. At Nullify Now! in Cincinnati on March 5th, we’re going to show how they’ve got this flipped upside down – it was the northern states that used nullification against the federal fugitive slave act.
“The federal government was delegated specific enumerated powers and everything else was left to the states.”
Nullification is a concept that originated about Jefferson and Madison – it’s basically the states saying “NO” to unconstitutional federal acts.