Thomas Colby: Originalism and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

The Amendment can therefore claim no warrant to democratic legitimacy through original popular sovereignty. It was added to the Constitution despite its open failure to obtain the support of the necessary supermajority of the American people.

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On December 2, 2013, Josh Tolley welcomed Michael Boldin to his daily GCN broadcast. They discussed nullification as a way to resist federal acts that violate the constitution and your liberty.

Boldin “No one would ever think that an organization that has the power to determine the extent of it’s own power would ever say ‘my power is limited'”

Tolley “See that’s what I like about the Tenth Amendment Center. There are 3100 counties and every 4 years we focus on changing DC and every 4 years we’re disappointed with the outcome. Yet if we took back 1600 of those 3100 counties it would basically neuter DC and DC wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.”          

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