Nullify Now! Tour coming to Jacksonville

Americans stare at each other across a great political divide. We have Tea Partiers and Occupiers, Democrats and Republicans, left and right, conservatives and liberals. What can bring the two sides together?

Decentralization of power and the principles of nullification.

A recent Rasmussen poll revealed the majority of Americans believe states should have the power to opt out of federal programs they don’t agree with.

“Think about that. A majority of Americans accept the basic principle of state sovereignty. The majority of Americans believe in the fundamental premise of the Tenth Amendment. And a majority of Americans apparently don’t approve of a federal government wielding nearly unlimited power,” Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said.

And federal overreach crosses political and ideological barriers.

“We’ve got exploding debt, war without end, government demanding we purchase health insurance on its terms and federal agents raiding business for the heinous crime of selling whole milk,” Maharrey said. “From guns to weed to TSA groping, the feds poke their noses into areas where they have no business or constitutional authority. Whether they realize it or not, Tea Partiers and Occupiers are both reacting to the same problem – Washington D.C.”

James Madison said the states are duty bound to interpose when the feds overreach, and Thomas Jefferson called it, “the rightful remedy.” But what exactly is nullification? What are its origins and history? Can states really declare a law unconstitutional, null and void within its borders?

The Nullify Now! Tour answers these questions.

The national program, sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and the Foundation for a Free Society, will roll into the Florida Ballroom of the Omni Hotel, on Saturday, Oct. 22. Featuring Harvard and Columbia University educated historian Thomas Woods Jr. Ph.D. as the keynote speaker, the presentation will weave together a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification through historical writings, case studies and the words of the founders.

“Nullification isn’t some mystical legal principle buried in cobweb covered books. In fact, it’s so simple, a toddler can do it. You can explain it in one word – No!” Maharrey said. “It’s a principle rooted in the Constitution and woven into the philosophical foundation of the United States. The Nullify Now! presentation makes the case for nullification in an entertaining and captivating way.”

The Nullify Now! Event begins at 10 a.m.

For more information, log on to

The 10th Amendment

“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.”



Featured Articles

On the Constitution, history, the founders, and analysis of current events.

featured articles


Tenther Blog and News

Nullification news, quick takes, history, interviews, podcasts and much more.

tenther blog


State of the Nullification Movement

232 pages. History, constitutionality, and application today.

get the report


Path to Liberty

Our flagship podcast. Michael Boldin on the constitution, history, and strategy for liberty today

path to liberty


Maharrey Minute

The title says it all. Mike Maharrey with a 1 minute take on issues under a 10th Amendment lens. maharrey minute

Tenther Essentials

2-4 minute videos on key Constitutional issues - history, and application today


Join TAC, Support Liberty!

Nothing helps us get the job done more than the financial support of our members, from just $2/month!



The 10th Amendment

History, meaning, and purpose - the "Foundation of the Constitution."

10th Amendment



Get an overview of the principles, background, and application in history - and today.