Doctrines of Nullification and Interposition Are Not Outdated

by Michael Anthony Peroutka

The next statement may strike you as unusual, and perhaps you may not want to take my word for it; so, please check it out for yourself:

The Federal government in Washington, DC has no authority to feed, clothe, or shelter anyone.

Yes . . . That is what I said. There is no legal authority for the Congress or the President or the Courts to provide welfare to anyone.

Now, I know that there is something called the “General Welfare Clause” but, as written by our founders, this only meant that the powers and authorities that were delegated to the central (Federal) government could only be used for general purposes and not for the specific welfare of any specific people or groups of people.