Tenther 101

cross-posted from the Florida Tenth Amendment Center

The Florida Tenth Amendment Center was pleased to present a “Tenther 101” introduction to the Republican Club of Central Pasco County. This is the first time we ever spoke with an actual party affiliated organization. We appreciate the cordial and interested reception we received. We look forward to continuing our information sharing with these nice folks. We encourage all groups, not only Republicans to lobby the Florida State Legislature for real Liberty legislation. Templates for these can be found at:

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/
If the States are to be sovereign with all the “powers not delegated” all of us will need to keep the pressure on our state legislatures. They will not come to this on their own.

Video graciously provided by our friends at Wake Up 1776
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Add ObamaCare to nullification movement

by New Jersey Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose

A lot of misinformation has been put out recently by political candidates who are opposing me and Gary Chiusano for Assembly this November. Sure, it is politics, but this misinformation doesn’t take the place of good legislation designed to challenge an unpopular federal law that will radically change health care in this country.

I have proposed several bills designed to block the implementation of ObamaCare in New Jersey. My legislation centers on the concept of nullification — the idea that a state can choose to “nullify” a federal law within its own borders.

Nullification has been around since the beginning of our Republic. The first nullification movement was an attempt to block the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which made it a crime to criticize the federal government. Dozens were arrested under the Acts and one — a newspaper editor — died waiting for trial. A number of those arrested were found guilty in trials held before partisan judges.

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison led this nullification movement that saw two states adopt resolutions which held that individual states have the power to declare that federal laws are unconstitutional and void. They saw nullification as a check on over-reaching federal power — a necessary local balance to the central government.

My ancestors, one of whom died fighting for the Union in the Civil War, would have approved of nullification when it was used to combat the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. This horrible federal law, called the “bloodhound law” by opponents of slavery, allowed the capture and return of escaped slaves even in states where slavery had been abolished.

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