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I’m glad that the elections are finally – FINALLY – over. It’s my view that, as some wise person once said, if elections ever solved anything, they’d be outlawed by our “leaders.”
Maybe that’s why those leaders would like to tell us that nullification is “illegal” – because it can actually work.
It’s my belief that liberty will never be handed to us by politicians – close or far. It will only be taken by our own very actions, our own agitation in defense of it, and our own sacrifices made in support of it.
We’ve got a long way to go, and a lot of work to do. But the time to act is today – not tomorrow. Will you help us spread the message of liberty today?
At this past weekend’s Nullify Now! event in Orlando, FL, hundreds of activists gathered to celebrate the 10th Amendment and find an answer to the essential question of our day – what do we do about it?
For more than a century, We the People have been marching on D.C. in the hopes that federal politicians would see the light and limit federal power. We have been suing in federal courts in the hopes that federal judges would limit federal power. We keep “voting the bums out.” But every federal election cycle we end up with new bums that expand federal power!
Asking, demanding, hoping – that the federal government will limit its own power – just doesn’t work. Thomas Jefferson wrote that when the federal government “assumes undelegated powers…” a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.
NULLIFICATION – has a long history in the American tradition. It is happening across the country RIGHT NOW. Tom Woods was quoted in reports by The New American and the Florida Sunshine News as saying – “Something historic is going on here.”
“For more than 100 years, we’ve had a federal government that has — in a completely unchallenged way — determined the scope of its own powers. And the results are all around us: unpayable debt, impossible entitlement liabilities, crazy foreign policy, crazy monetary policy — everything is crazy about this regime,” Woods continued. Continue Reading →
Tom Woods interviewed by Phil Russo and Jason Hoyt of Tea Party Patriots Live – 660AM WORL in Orlando – on September 25, 2010.
Tom Woods will be the keynote speaker at Nullify Now! in Orlando on 10-10-10. Click here to get tickets – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ – or call 888-71-TICKETS
“The establishment does not want you doing this, but we’re doing it anyway…”
On Independence Day weekend just a couple months ago, I was reading Tom Woods’ new book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. As I was reading through the excellent book, I had a realization: if the subject matter was to have any impact on our current political landscape, it needs to get into the hands of the state legislators who can immediately do something about it.
Thus, the Utah Nullification Project was born.
Randy Brogdon, State Senator from Oklahoma, speaks on the topic of states rights, the 10th Amendment and nullification at the Nullify Now! conference (http://www.nullifynow.com) in Fort Worth, TX on September 4, 2010.
“The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” – Thomas Paine
“Too often, in today’s world, when things get tough – when the odds of success seem so far out of reach – it’s easy to shrink back from the service of our country. My challenge to you is to renew your commitment to our mission – of restoration – to restore our freedom.”
video courtesy of The Foundation for a Free Society – http://www.f4fs.org
I rarely find anything worth my time in the mainstream press, but this letter to the editor in the Washington Times is not just good, but worthy of repetition. I hope that more people will follow James Vetter’s example, and write their own paper with a similar sentiment. Here’s an excerpt:
The first order of business is cleaning house in the November elections. However, we cannot put blind faith in those we send to Washington, regardless of political party. Individual citizens and grass-roots movements must keep the pressure on elected officials to stay within bounds and to roll back the decades of abuses – including Obamacare – that have been imposed on the American people.
Finally, the states must truly step up and protect their citizens by asserting legitimate rights under the 10th Amendment. The federal government is not the final word, and the states can say no to it. Twenty-five states have opposed Real ID, and lawmakers in 30 states have introduced legislation that would declare certain provisions of the national health care bill to be null and void within the state. This legislation passed in Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Virginia.
City councilman Steve Isom is a bigger booster of my book Nullification than I myself, if this video is any indication. Here Governor Mark Sanford and other South Carolina officials are presented with signed copies. Steve is insistent about getting them to read it and having them photographed with it. He’ll definitely be on my campaign team in 2020. (Just so no rumors get started, I’m only kidding about that.)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Tom Woods will be the keynote speaker at Nullify Now! in Orlando on 10-10-10. Get your tickets here now – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ or by calling 888-71-TICKETS
We’ve been getting loads of positive feedback from the Nullify Now! event in Texas last weekend – here’s a small sampling of some of the Facebook comments that people have left.
Dora Raye Vela: “It was a great conference. Enjoyed it very much. Wish everyone had come.”
Cari Giles: “Should have been thousands there, but those of us who were there got great info and now we need to spread the word!”
Theo T. Wood: “that had to be the best lineup of speakers I have ever heard.. Pastor Stephen Broden dropped the Ecoscience bomb on the crowd… something everyone needs to be up to speed on because your existence depends on it.”
Cori Hyland: “It was absolutely invigorating. Loved every minute of it!! You guys ROCK!”
We had a great event at Nullify Now! in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend – and I’m excited to share all the details, pictures and stories as they become available. My count of the event was approximately 375 at its high point and 240 were still in attendance after almost 7 hours. Woods, Medina, Brogdon, Key – and our local favorites John Stacy and Adrian Murray – blew the roof off the place over, and over…and over.
Thank you to everyone here – and not listed (there are MANY of you) who helped make this a success.
And – for the many people who are patiently awaiting replies to your emails and phone calls – thank you as well. Bryce and I have a ton to catch up on as we settle back in here in L.A. – but we’ll be working diligently on everything here at TAC and our next event – Nullify Now! on 10-10-10 (at 10am of course!) in Orlando, Florida.
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