I find a silver lining in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – it apparently woke a lot of people up. Across the nation, I hear talk of non-compliance with and outright nullification of the PPACA.
Many Americans counted on the Supreme Court to protect them from overreaching federal power. The Court clearly demonstrated that depending on part of the federal government to restrain the power of the federal turns out to be a pretty nonsensical position.
Thomas Jefferson said that the states were not united on a principle of unlimited submission to the general government and when the feds take on powers not delegated, the act is unauthoritative, void and of no force. He called state nullification “the rightful remedy.”
In Kentucky, Jordan Palmer created a petition calling for state legislators to recite a pledge to the Commonwealth and urging the Kentucky legislature to nullify the PPACA.
The proposed pledge asserts the state’s sovereignty.Details