posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 05:02 PM
For anyone unfamiliar with the concept of state nullification, it was the idea expressed by then sitting vice president Thomas Jefferson when he
authored what came to be known as the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. The resolutions made the case that the federal government is a creature of the
states, and that states have the authority to judge the constitutionality of the federal government’s laws and decrees. He also argued that states
should refuse to enforce laws which they deem unconstitutional.
James Madison wrote a similar resolution for Virginia that same year, in which he asserted that whenever the federal government exceeds its
constitutional limits and begins to oppress the citizens of a state, that state’s legislature is “duty bound” to interpose its power and prevent
the federal government from victimizing its people.
Nullification is any act or set of acts, which has as its end result, a particular federal law being rendered null and void, or just plain
unenforceable in your area.
Nullification often begins with members of your state legislature declaring a federal act unconstitutional and then committing to resist its
implementation. It usually involves a bill, passed by both houses and signed by your governor. In some cases, it might be approved by the voters of
your state directly, in a referendum. It may change your state’s statutory law, or it might even amend your state constitution. In this case, it is
quite simply a refusal on the part of your state government to cooperate with, or enforce a particular federal law it deems unconstitutional.
So what say you all? Given the agitation of so many Americans as of late because the many many injurious encroachments into our GOD given
constitutional rights... Why dont we as a majority petition for a 28th amendment to solidify our states' right to nullification when the federal
government has over reached?