Rewriting Nullification History, With the Truth

In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about a recently published academic paper that obliterates conventional thinking about nullification and interposition. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. These documents, approved by the Kentucky and Virginia state legislatures,…

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Election 2016: Supporting the 10th Amendment When it’s Politically Popular

The only reason we’re seeing almost all of the presidential candidates from both parties talking about the 10th amendment and states being able to determine their own marijuana policy is because the people and then the states acted without first getting federal permission.

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Blockbuster Paper Sheds New Light on Nullification and Response to Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

A blockbuster scholarly article published in the Winter 2015 edition of Journal of the Early Republic shines new light on the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, debunking conventional wisdom holding that every state rejected Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s principles of nullification and interposition.

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