Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nullification: Our Rightful Remedy

When Washington D.C. violates the constitution – as it does every single day – the essential question is – “what do we do about it?”

For countless decades, Americans have been responding through protests, lawsuits, and “voting the bums out.” Yet, year in and year out, federal power always grows. And it doesn’t matter which political party is in power, or what person occupies the white house either.

But there’s another way – one that people like Thomas Jefferson advised – “Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers…a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”

Tenth Amendment Center


  1. Many states are currently nullifying Federal drug laws in regard to medical marijuana. When a state like California legalizes something that Federal law prohibits, it amounts to a nullification of the Federal law.

    See, Bret, you do support the concept.

  2. To be fair, the federal government should just legalize drugs nationally, which would speed up the whole process. I suspect some states would never get around to doing so, otherwise.


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