Tag Archives: Nullification

Idaho Law is Blueprint to Nullify Any New Federal Gun Control

President Obama’s eventual decision to issue executive orders for more gun control, his proposals would be practically worthless if more states enacted laws like Idaho did last year. 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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States Assert Sovereignty to Shut Down NSA Facilities

Since the revelations about the NSA’s activities made by Edward Snowden — The New American has chronicled the efforts of several states to reclaim sovereignty from the forces of federal consolidation. Continue reading

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The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Guideposts of Limited Government

Ed. Note: This most excellent essay by William Watkins, Jr. was re-published at New York State Sovereignty in 2012. We thought it should be given renewed prominence, given the renewed activity in posts relating to the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions … Continue reading

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Refuting Objections: But Nullification Isn’t In The Constitution!

Madison is not calling nullification a mere legal tool, but a natural right along with “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is a right which all people are born with innately and cannot be deprived of them without their consent. 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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‘Show-Me State’ Shows How to Get it Done: Voters in Missouri Say Yes to Privacy and No to Gun Control

In a landslide, Missouri voters take important steps to nullifying gun control and also protecting their privacy rights regarding electronic data and communications. Continue reading

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Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying

Left, right and even the generally apathetic are outraged that their government is spying on them day in and day out,” he said. “Violations of our basic civil liberties impacts us all –Democrats, Republicans and independents alike. For all of our political bickering, Americans rally around certain core principles enshrined in our Constitution. Continue reading

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TAC: Missouri Bill Would “Gut Obamacare”

Next month, the Missouri Senate will consider a bill which would effectively cripple the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within the state. Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas are My 2A Rights

Defend our God-given right to defend ourselves through the Second Amendment. Continue reading

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