A Summer Reading Assignment for Politicians

from Paul Munshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger I put up a couple blog posts recently concerning state Sen. Jim Whelan’s ignorant and hypocritical attack on Assemblywoman Allison McHose Littell at a hearing Monday. Whelan – who was a prime sponsor of a bill that was a classic exercise in nullification, the state’s new medical-marijuana law –…

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No State Legislator Left Behind.

Just as Sheriff Mack of Arizona launched a campaign to deliver copies of his book The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope (see www.sheriffmack.com for more information) to every county sheriff in the United States, I would like to recommend that we launch a similar campaign to deliver copies of Dr. Thomas Woods’s latest book Nullification:…

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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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