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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nullification, States Strike Back.

This is a two parter.

Hey folks,

What is Nullification?
Back in 1799, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his "Kentucky Resolution," a response to federal laws passed amid an undeclared naval war against France, that "nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts... is the rightful remedy."

Three decades later, South Carolina Sen. John Calhoun pushed nullification of federal tariffs that many in the South deemed discriminatory toward agricultural slave states. President Andrew Jackson readied the military, before a compromise defused the situation.

In 1854, Wisconsin also sought to nullify the federal Fugitive Slave Act that forced non-slave states to return escapees.

And more recently, Arkansas defied the federal government's order to desegregate public schools after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Basically the States are saying we will NOT adhere to the Federal Mandates when it comes to Obamacare, or anything else they feel is immoral or unjust. Anything that goes AGAINST their People's Will, they will simply refuse to acknowledge. Now of course when the Federal Government attempts to use the courts, they mostly win. They site the Supreme Courts assertion that the Constitution's Article VI mandating U.S. laws, when vetted by justices, "shall be the supreme law of the land." But that is not stopping OVER half the States from fighting what they see as an out of control, tyrannical Government.

According to AP - GOP invokes 1700s doctrine in health care fight By JOHN MILLER, Associated Press John Miller, Associated Press – Wed Jan 26, 2:56 pm ET

BOISE, Idaho – Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama's health care overhaul.

They are introducing measures that hinge on "nullification," Thomas Jefferson's late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters.

GOP lawmakers introduced such a measure Wednesday in the Idaho House, and Alabama, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming are also talking about the idea.
Now again, many are fighting against this. Mostly those in FAVOR of Obamacare. But it should be interesting to see how this pans out.

Don't forget folks, the Federal Government IS the Topic of the Constitution. Not the States. The Constitution LIMITS the POWER of the Federal Government, and it HINDERS the Power of the Federal Government over the WILL of the People and the STATES. But as with so many other things, like "The Wall," there are some that want to say the Constitution says the exact OPPOSITE of what it actually says and attempt to USE it to further and to protect THEIR agendas.

Don't forget, over half the States are actively SUEING the Federal Government OVER Obamacare. But this Nullification is just ONE tool that they are using. But if you look around, you will see it's NOT the only one.

Be right back.
Peter

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