“…That the several states who formed that instrument, [the Constitution] being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction; and, That a nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument, is the rightful remedy… Thomas Jefferson
“That this Assembly…views the powers of the federal government as resulting from the compact to which the states are parties, as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that compact, as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that, in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are duty bound, to interpose, for arresting the progress of evil, and for maintaining, within their respective limits, the authorities, rights, and liberties, appertaining to them.” – James Madison
“When the federal government infringes upon the rights of the People, it is not only the People’s right, but their duty to use their state government as the instrument of redress to restore their rights.” – New Jersey Tenth Amendment Center
Brenda Poland [send her email] is the state chapter coordinator for the New Jersey Tenth Amendment Center.
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