On Nov. 6, Alabama voters chose to nullify the federal government’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obama-Care. Opponents of this move – including most of the local media – tried to paint a picture of “federal trumps state”, and “this is a lost cause”, but the voters held true and passed…Details
State nullification is Thomas Jefferson’s idea, derived from the Richmond Ratification Convention of 1788, that the states must refuse to allow the enforcement of unconstitutional federal laws within their borders.
Here’s my book Nullification, with endorsements from Judge Andrew Napolitano, Walter Williams, and Barry Goldwater Jr.
And here I am explaining the idea at the January 2012 convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association:Details
In response to Colorado and Washington State’s passage of recreational Marijuana last night, the DEA had to flex its muscles in a statement issued yesterday morning.
“In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. The Department of Justice is reviewing the ballot initiatives and we have no additional comment at this time.” said a faceless DEA spokesperson.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole also had a comment to make, a very important one…
“Each case is going to rise and fall on its own unique facts,” Cole said in a 60 Minutes interview. “Any of that is still in violation of the Controlled Substances Act of the federal law. We’re not interested in bothering people who are sick and are using it in the recommendation of a doctor. We are concerned with people who are using it as a pretext to become large-scale drug dealers.”
So, after 15 years of battling California and 16 other states’ medical users, little old ladies with glaucoma and cancer patients like Angel Raich, all of a sudden you’re not interested in bothering people?Details