Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Mike Maharrey talked nullification with Barb Adams on the Radio Amerika Now show on Aug. 20.

Mike discussed the historical and philosophical roots of nullification, and then went on to talk about the practical applications of the principle today.

“Most people have never even heard of nullification, and the reaction when they first hear it a lot of times is, ‘Oh, that’s kind of crazy.’  And then, when they come away and they’ve heard the history, and they’ve heard the philosophical foundation of it, they go, ‘Hey, this makes sense. This is what this country’s about.’”

“You know, it’s interesting – people talk about we need a balanced budget amendment, and I agree absolutely. We need to balance the budget. We need to stop spending money we don’t have. And we need to quit printing money and manipulating interest rates and all of these things that the fed does. I like to tell people that the Tenth Amendment is the best balanced budget amendment you could ever have, because if the federal government was simply restrained to preforming the role that it was intended to, all of the spending would go away.”

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“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”



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