Political activists Ron and Donnie Kennedy have proposed an amendment that would formalize the principles of state nullification and reaffirm the sovereignty of the 50 American states.
These United States of America are a Republic of Republics deriving its authority from the consent of the governed residing within their Sovereign State. Each Sovereign State is the agent of the people thereof. The federal government formed by the compact of the United States Constitution is the agent of the Sovereign States. Federal authority shall be supreme in all areas specifically delegated to it by the Constitution. All acts or legislation enacted pursuant to the Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land. The Sovereign State reserves an equal right to judge for itself as to the constitutionality of any act of the federal government.
Ron Holland wrote about the proposed amendment in a Nov. 24 article published in the Daily Bell. The Kennedys call the amendment, “the final solution to federal abuse.”
“I sadly agree with them,” Holland writes.
Holland lays out a convincing argument as to why politics as usual will never turn the tide of federal overreach and then offers the solution.
“There is only one effective, democratic and peaceful tool left to Americans to defend their liberties and restore the original republic of our founding fathers. It is the right of state sovereignty and nullification, so effectively explained by Tom Woods in his book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.
Holland goes on to point out that the establishment has by-and-large failed to extend its top-down control to the state level, leaving an opening to reign in overreaching federal power.
“A decentralized national movement focused state-by-state at the legislature level is the only game left for us to play if we wish to be effective.”
You can read the proposed amendment in its entirety over at the Daily Bell.