Video: Tom Woods at Nullify Now!, Ft Worth

Thomas E. Woods speaks on the topic of Nullification at the Nullify Now conference (www.nullifynow.com) in Fort Worth, TX. The event was sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and WeRefuse. Don’t miss the next stop on our tour – celebrate the 10th Amendment on 10-10-10 in Orlando, FL! – click here to info and tickets…

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Nullification and State Resistance to Federal Tyranny

On Thursday, February 18, 2010, historian and author Tom Woods spoke on “When All Else Fails: Nullification and State Resistance to Federal Tyranny” as part of Campaign for Liberty’s activities at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Tom Woods will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the Nullify Now! tour in Ft…

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Freedom Watch – Nullification! with Tom Woods – 08-07-10

Thomas E Woods on Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano. “States do have a constitutional role – they weren’t meant to just act as doormats to the federal government. Thomas Jefferson wanted the states to act as the sentinels of the liberty of the people – they would protect the people from unconstitutional federal overreach.…

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The Mises Circle: Nullification

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 could get out of control for them.…

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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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