Nullification makes a comeback—and not just on the Right.

This article by Jeff Taylor, which recently appeared in The American Conservative, is one of the most well written articles on the subject of nullification I have come across in a while. Although I was a little disappointed that he failed to use Arizona’s Health Care Freedom Amendment, (which will be voted on by the…

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Nullify the Feds!

Tom Woods’ very important new book is available for preorder on Amazon. Let’s make it #1 before the publication date. Here is the jacket copy: Unconstitutional laws are pouring out of Washington…but we can stop them. Just ask Thomas Jefferson. There is a “rightful remedy” to federal power grabs—it’s called Nullification. In Nullification: How to…

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Rachel Maddow’s Blog Targets VA Tenthers

I guess we should be pleased; Rachel Maddow’s blog reads the Virginia Tenth Amendment Center. It’s true, her blog linked to a picture we posted from the January 18th Lobby Day. Of course, it was done in the context of describing us tenthers as “out-there,” but when you’re as unappreciated as the Constitution is these days, any press is good press. Later,…

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Nullification, Secession, and the Human Scale of Political Order

For three days last week, on the third floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, SC, a group of scholars have been meeting to discuss the history of nullification and secession in American law and politics, and the continued relevance of those concepts today. I had the privilege of joining them for the…

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Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Delegate Charles W. Carrico, Sr. has introduced House Bill 69 (HB69) in the Virginia Legislature. The bill, known as the Firearms Freedom Act, “Declares that firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition made in Virginia and retained within the borders of Virginia are not subject to federal law or regulation under the authority of Congress to regulate…

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Will Missouri Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis has introduced the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB1230) – prefiled for the 2010 legislative session. The bill “Asserts the right of the State of Missouri to regulate the intrastate use and acquisition of certain firearms pursuant to the reserved powers of the state over intrastate commerce and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”

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Is Nullification in the Air?

On FreedomWatch, Andrew Napolitano and Lew Rockwell talk about the principles of Nullification, Secession and Interposition. Watch it: If the federal government were trying to do something within a state that was unconstitutional, the state government could say – you have no jurisdiction to do something illegal within our state. Nullification has a long history…

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Nullification: Ballot Drive for Legal Pot in CA

When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned. While the media of late tends to focus on the new crop of states…

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