Nullification: The Natural Way to Grow the Economy

So often, when some people think of Nullification, they think of a formal process involving a smaller government or individual taking action by producing documents, or sending requests, or petitioning to nullify the action of a larger government. I have to admit that much of the work I do with Florida Tenth Amendment Center follows that exact template. The “formal process” idea of nullification was certainly in view when Jefferson and Madison formulated the Principles of ’98 and encouraged states to block unconstitutional federal acts. So, that’s one way to nullify, to be sure.

However, Rosa Parks nullified laws without issuing a single formal document, and there are certainly  many other examples of personal nullification, both informal and frequent.  So, we see that nullification is hardly a formal process. It’s any act or set of acts the makes a law null, void or simply unenforceable.

We tend to think of nullification as simply stopping a government act, but would you believe that nullification can actually BOOST the economy?

In a recent TED video by writer Robert Neuwirth, he talks about the power of the “informal economy.”  He also has some other terms for this “informal economy,” like “System D” and “DIY.”  He’s talking about the economy of people unhindered by government edicts restricting human interaction. What I believe he means to communicate is how vast the power of the people’s economy can be when not regulated through codified governmental laws, licenses, patents and other government regulating processes.  He’s not saying the laws don’t exist, but his experience is that  individuals and businesses can’t succeed by knowledge of, or submission to, all of those regulations. So, they essentially nullify them through non-compliance.


Celebrate Independence, Not Dependence

During some recent travels, I found myself once again engrossed, in Tom Wood’s book Nullification. As I read through a particular passage, it occurred to me that my past Fourth of July celebrations have been somewhat misguided.

I paused and recalled the section of the Declaration of Independence that discussed “…free and Independent States.” But what was the trade-off? I wondered. Becoming “free and independent states” compared to what?

At that point in history – and really, I think for all of time – “free and independent states” stand in direct contrast to dependence on a singular, monolithic power dictating how our wealth is allocated and what we may or may no do as we walk through our daily lives.

Why do I think decentralized states choosing their own destiny, associations and relationships is better than one entity determining everything for them? I guess you could ask: why is walking better than crawling for a child?

As parents, we all hope our children will eventually grow up. We nurture our kids, teach them, instill values in them, and eventually we push them out of the nest to fly on their own. We celebrate their independence when they graduate college. We praise them for standing on their own two feet when they land that first job or purchase their own home.



The Future for the Liberty Movement

The Ron Paul Revolution is no longer about a single man who embodies the ideas we all believe in…it is about all of us who believe in the ideas of Liberty. It’s about finding one another where we live, closest to our homes, families, communities, cities, counties and states to move into positions of power and of leadership and influence. The Ron Paul Revolution is no longer about getting the right President, now it’s about the right Mayor and city councilmen/women. It’s about thinking multi-generationally right wehre we live, like man we all have adored for his steadfastness despite not seeing all of it come to fruition in his time as an elected official.

It’s about electing a Constitution Sheriff in your county and MINE! It’s about removing fderal strangleholds on our local businesses and protecting property rights of individuals from the abuse of corporatism. It’s about Constitutional money at the state level. It’s no longer about being an “American” for Liberty, but a Floridian (my home state) and a Georgian and an Alaskan and a Texan for Liberty.

The movement MUST move from there (D.C.) to here (your home town and state) and from “back then” (1776) to right now.

In Florida, we have started Liberty Take Over for the specific purpose of electing Liberty candidates to the most local and state-wide positions we can throughout Florida.

How are we are doing with our goal of electing Liberty Candidates:


Tenth Amendment Committees: On the Ground Activism

NOTE: Francisco Rodriguez will be a featured speaker at Nullify Now! Jacksonville.  Get tickets here – – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS

What is a Tenth Amendment Committee (tac)?
A Tenth Amendment Committee is a groups formed within an organization (Political Party from local to national, Political Action Committee, Activist Groups, Social Justice Groups, etc.) whose exclusive purpose is to Educate and Activate on issues that surround the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution.

What would the Education entail within a 10th Amendment Committee?
Without effectively understanding the role of the federal government and the enumerated powers found in the US Constitution knowing the 10th Amendment gives you very little to work with regarding the role of the states and the people within the federated Republic of these United States.  Classes or events on the US Constitution and the nullification powers of the states and the people are necessary to become an effective Activist in LIMITING FEDERAL POWER to only the powers the Founders intended in the Constitution.  The Florida Tenth Amendment Center in collaboration with the National Tenth Amendment Center will be providing information and educational tools surrounding the US Constitution and the nullification powers of the states and the people for your Tenth Amendment Committee to use and distribute.


Compounding Liberty

What is the purpose of a state government? Historically, and even in modern times, countries with states or provinces we’re ruled by a strong central government. Any rules that were passed by the central government applied to each state. So, do we really need states? The Founders intended to make American states completely different than…