The Kentucky Resolutions Were All About Nullification

Some skeptics claim that the Kentucky Resolutions weren’t really about nullification because John Breckinridge took the word “nullification” out of Jefferson’s draft before he introduced them in the Kentucky legislature. But I have found new...

Sometimes Big Things Start With Small Things

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 formalized resistance to the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition Acts and laid out the principles of nullification. But there were important actions at the local level that preceded the resolutions and galvanized support...

This Radically Altered My Worldview

I will never forget the first time I read the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. It radically altered my worldview. States have the power – and duty – to nullify unconstitutional federal acts. @mmaharrey10th —...

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