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Nullify! Chapter 5: “A Starting Point”

Understood in this correct historical context, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 provide an invaluable blueprint on how to stop federal power today. Includes correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarding the rightful remedy of nullification at the time of the Alien & Sedition Act. 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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Thomas Jefferson and the Principles of ’98

Tom Woods talks about Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the 1798 Resolutions that became known as the Principles of ’98. The movement ushered the Revolution of 1800 and a generation of Jeffersonian Liberty. Continue reading






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