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,…Details
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tenth Amendment Center is an “extremist” organization.
Of course, judging by what the mainstream has gotten us, that’s probably not such a bad thing.Details
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.Details
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.Details
Under the Constitution, the president was delegated the authority to execute laws passed by Congress, not create them with the stroke of a pen.Details
The left went all constitutional on Donald Trump after he took a swipe at the First Amendment. Isn’t it a little late for progressives to suddenly be concerned with constitutional limits on government?