Minnesota “Dreaming”

Steve Timmer, the attorney who posted the video embedded below on YouTube, mocks Tenthers, like Sue Jeffers, talk radio host and candidate for Minnesota State Senate, Krysia Weidell, for advocating nullification. Yet he fails to offer a single convincing argument against nullification. He instead attempts to abuse them, rather than refute them. He loosely paraphrases Andrew Jackson, saying that the seventh president once described nullification bills as “insurrectionist” and “treasonous”. Finally, he claims that nullification will lead to “constitutional anarchy”.

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I assume that Steve Trimmer is referring to a sentence in Andrew Jackson’s Proclamation Regarding Nullification, written for him by Edward Livingston, in which he pleads with the people of his native South Carolina:

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The Political Inquisition Begins

If this article doesn’t frighten you, it’s probably because you aren’t doing anything that really threatens to limit big government. As I read this article, a sinking feeling started to develop in the pit of my stomach. Is this what happens when patriotic citizens and state legislators begin to actually challenge entrenched RINOs and upset the statist quo? Frankly, it’s more than a little scary.

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Nullification makes a comeback—and not just on the Right.

This article by Jeff Taylor, which recently appeared in The American Conservative, is one of the most well written articles on the subject of nullification I have come across in a while. Although I was a little disappointed that he failed to use Arizona’s Health Care Freedom Amendment, (which will be voted on by the…

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Resisting the Fugitive Slave Act

Whenever the mainstream media finally decides it can’t ignore the efforts of today’s “Tenthers” to use the tools of state level nullification and interposition, their attempts to associate them with slavery, Jim Crow and segregation are as predictable as the sun rising in the East. The fact is that nullification and interposition were never used…

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Arizona Has Spoken: Cease and Desist!

On April 22, 2010 the people of Arizona re-asserted their sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. Even though they have already passed legislation to nullify a number of unconstitutional federal laws, the legislature of Arizona felt that it was necessary and proper to serve notice and demand to the federal government to immediately cease and desist…

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The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Becomes Law

On Monday Arizona made a bold move to check unlimited federal power. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act (HB 2307) into law, making Arizona the sixth state to pass this type of historic Tenth Amendment legislation. However, this was hardly Arizona’s first act of defiance against federal overreach. Last year, the…

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Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Passes Both Houses!

HB 2307, The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act, has just passed the senate with a vote of 22-8! The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article I, Section 8, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, gives them nearly unlimited power to regulate anything which even remotely…

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Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Passes the House!

The Ayes have it: AYES: 35 NAYS: 23 NOT VOTING: 2 The first reading already took place in the Arizona Senate on the February 25th. The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article I, Section 8, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, gives them nearly…

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Arizona House and Senate Consider Firearms Freedom Act

Even as Senate Bill 1098, known as the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act, was assigned to the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, an almost identical Firearms Freedom bill was introduced in the House and assigned the number HB2307. The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article…

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