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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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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