The watered-down versions of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions will be heard before the delegates on December 15, 1798. To ensure these resolutions will fail, it is CRITICAL that you contact the delegates and tell them to enact unreasonable penalties for those who enforce laws under the Sedition Act.
The federal government has spent the last three months fighting off nullification from Republicans Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others. These resolutions are sure to nullify our federal overreach against the federal agents that try to inflict Sedition onto the people. These nullification resolutions will give the people local protection.
These efforts are aided by citizens at the local level, citing the Tenth Amendment, who want a victory at the federal governments expense. But now, Jefferson, Madison and others are walking around claiming that the people of the states are duty bound to use nullification.
What we need to do to kill these efforts that would stop the protection of federal agents who will inflict the Sedition Act on the people, regardless of what the Constitution says, is make the resolutions too unrealistic to pass.
As originally written, the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions outlined specific sovereignty granted to the people by the constitution. Reaffirming that any powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution are reserved to the people of the states. Now, if the members of the Congress were to get the resolutions amended, to where there is no possibility of them passing, it leaves the people to the mercy of the Sedition-loving federal supremacists.
I’ll repeat it one more time — If the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions are amended by Congress, to where there is no possible way that they will pass, federal bureaucrats will still be able to inflict unconstitutional mandates on individuals, editors, and the press.
It won’t even require state authorization.
Jefferson and Madison are claiming that they support nullification of the Sedition Act, simply because the constitution reserves all powers to the states that are not otherwise granted to the federal government through their enumerated powers.
We must not give our citizens protection under the Constitution!
If we are to receive any real protection for the Sedition Act, you can’t accept the Jefferson and Madison version of the Resolutions.
Please contact the delegates of Kentucky and Virginia and demand they enact unreasonable penalty language to the Resolutions.
President of the United States