Tag Archives: Alien and Sedition Acts

Today in History: Kentucky Resolutions Signed on Nov. 16, 1798

After outlining each constitutional violation and overreach of federal power, Jefferson called for action – nullify now! Continue reading

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Nullification and the Kentucky Resolution of 1798

Because the United States was founded as a constitutional republic, Americans of all eras frequently raise concerns about federal authority that bear resemblance to debates from earlier times in our history. Continue reading

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The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions with Tom Richey

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison invoke state sovereignty and the ideals of nullification in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. Continue reading

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James Madison: How the States Can Block Federal Gun Control

What do we do when the federal government simply ignores the Second Amendment and acts in ways that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms? Well, James Madison laid out a blueprint in Federalist 46 before the Constitution was even ratified. Continue reading

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The Establishment Hates Nullification

The doctrines of nullification and secession led to a bloody civil war, Stepman tells us. Again, our author’s inability to entertain a thought other than what he read in some textbook somewhere impairs his reasoning. The idea of decentralism did not lead to a bloody civil war. The doctrine of centralization, the un-American doctrine of the one-and-indivisible Union – the doctrine, in other words, of the modern state – led to a bloody civil war. Continue reading

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