The feds simply don’t have the resources to enforce these so-called laws themselves. They need state cooperation.Details
Georgia state representatives John Pezold and Scot Turner introduced House Bill 699 to narrow the circumstances when location information is allowed to be accessed by the state.Details
Should the bill pass into law, West Virginia will join approximately 24 other states who have refused to comply, including most recently their neighbor to the west.Details
SB514 would prohibit the Missouri state board of education and other state educational departments from implementing Common Core State Standards or any substantially similar learning standards.Details
YouGov, a global professional research and consulting organization, completed a poll of 1,000 people asking, “Do you think that states should be allowed to ignore federal legislation which they consider unconstitutional.” Fifty-five percent of Republicans said, “Yes,” with only 24 percent responding in the negative.Details
The following was published as a letter to the editor in The Times-News of Burlington, NC The definition of nullify is: “any act, or set of actions that result in a particular law being rendered null, void or just simply unenforceable.” This does not mean erasing it from statute. The federal government is dependent on…Details
The following was published as a letter to the editor in The Times-News of Burlington, NC
With the hype of this subject coming out almost daily it’s good to dispel some myths.
In 1798 nullification was born as a result of The Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the Federalists and John Adams. In summary, these acts meant people could not criticize the federal government. Yes, in the early U.S. journalists and others were arrested and jailed under these acts. The acts also stopped French immigrants from coming in while deporting others who were here.
At the time, Vice President Thomas Jefferson (back then the opposing party could be the vice president) and Gov. James Madison authored The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions to oppose these acts and they were passed by the respective state governments. Nullification was also used against Federal Conscription during the War of 1812. The most important example of nullification is how Northern states used it in the fight against slavery and Federal Fugitive Slave Act in the 1840s and 1850s. Nullification has never been used to propagate slavery. It was however wrongly used in an effort to stop integration of schools in the 1960s, and shame on those who did it.Details