The Courts are Part of the Problem

Thomas E. Woods speaks on the topic of Nullification at the Nullify Now conference (http://www.nullifynow.com) in Fort Worth, TX. Tom will be a keynote speaker on 10-10-10 (in celebration of the 10th amendment!) in Orlando, Florida. Get your tickets to Nullify Now! Orlando here – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS “The federal government will…

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Visiting (Radical) Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the state that most defiantly nullified the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (as I discuss in Nullification), quoting the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 in its defense; today it’s the headquarters of the Bring the Guard Home movement.  Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed me for an hour about Meltdown and for another hour about Nullification, and I…

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So it Begins

Nullification is here. Tentative and inconsistent, but it’s here. Missouri Over 2/3 of voters elect to reject Federally mandated health care insurance. The White House official response was that this is irrelevant. California 7,000,000 votes negated by 1 politician, masquerading as a judge. The law had nothing to do with the ruling. Arizona Self defense…

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The Mises Circle: Nullification

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Recorded 26 July 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. Includes an introduction by Douglas E. French, and the presentation of the 2009 George F. Koether Free-Market Writing Award to Dr. Woods by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [44:53] “One thing that our opposition understands is the word “disobey” – because that…

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The Time is Now: Enough is Enough!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Janet Mefferd interviews Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center on the 10th, Nullification and Nullify Now! See Michael in person in Ft Worth, Orlando, and Chattanooga. “It doesn’t matter what political party is in power, or what person occupies the White House – federal power continues to…

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Contempt for Constitutional Limitations on the Federal Government

The following is from Tom Woods fabulous book:
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.

“The controversy over health care reflects a much broader and deeper constitutional void in American life.  Some fifteen years ago, a Supreme Court Justice asked the United States Solicitor General ( the government’s lawyer for Supreme Court cases ) if he could name an activity or program that, in his view, would fall outside the bounds of what the Constitution authorized the federal government to do.  He could not.

This contempt for constitutional limitations on the federal government is bipartisan and long-standing.  Unsurprisingly, when the Constitution is thought of not as the strict limitation on government that its original supporters sold it as, but as something so completely broad as almost to defy limitation, government will continue to grow.  Some federal activities have begun to alarm even those who have historically cheered government growth as a progressive force.  Yet nothing has been able to stop it.  Even Ronald Reagan, for all his charisma and rhetorical prowess, was able only to slow the growth of certain categories of federal spending.  In 1994, the Republican Party won control of both house of Congress in a historic off-year election victory.  Government would at last be shrunk, politicians assured us.

Sure it would!

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How to Out-Left the Left

A couple of days ago I appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Nullification, my new book.  Although the conversation was probably more civil than what would have unfolded had I been a leftist on many right-wing programs, I had my share of shocked and appalled callers.  I think I handled them pretty well.  WPR wrote to…

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Nullification: Jefferson’s Remedy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Nullification is Jefferson’s remedy for a government that acts as if it has no limits. It’s an answer to the question – what do you do when the federal government exceeds its constitutional powers.” See Tom in person in Ft Worth and Orlando. See Jack in person in…

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Local interposition

Please thank this man! St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis shows Gov. Jindal and a host of other state and local officials how the Principals of ’98 (interposition) can be implemented if only they can find the courage to challenge the perceived omnipotence of the federal government. “Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled…

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