Skip to comments.Thomas Woods: States Can Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Laws!
Posted on 12/27/2009 3:28:00 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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On January 22, 1973, all fifty governors of the U.S. were confronted with the OBLIGATION to nullify an act of the federal government that was unconstitutional, oppressive, and murderous.
To this day, despite the deaths of fifty million people at the hands of the federal government, no governor has recognized any obligation to resist, let alone acted on it.
Sad as it to say but since this bill puts a giant hole in any pretensions the states have of balancing their budget they will seek a way out of it. Money trumps life. Its callous i know but it us what it is.
One or two states refusing to implement will bring down this house of cards. There’s already an uproar over the Nebraska provision and the chances of that remaining in the bill would seem slim.
What i want to know is what happens to the elected officials taking cover under a misused commerce clause? They are clearing grasping at straws and indeed must be aware of that themselves. How can they remain in office if they don’t know the law of the land? If they refuse to even give it anything but the most passing acknowledgement?
Because the people who will vote to re-elect them,
1. Don't know (or don't care about) the law of the land either.
2. Benefit from the tax money that the elected criminals pull out of OUR pockets and use to buy votes from people who are 'entitled'.
3. Have given up trying to get a fair shake out of the government, and benefit more from joining the gravy train than trying to stop it.
4. Are idiots. In a (brief) conversation, one such person said, "The failure of the democrats is their naivete in believing that people will not try to take advantage of the health care system."
How do you carry on a conversation after THAT comment?
The federal Real ID Act was nullified by numerous states.
It’s now returning as the radio tracking “Enhanced Driver’s License,” compliments of “see no terrorism, hear no terrorism” homeland security director Janet Napolitano.
It’s time to nullify nearly everything coming from these DC fascists. What’s king obuma going to do? March a brigade of bed-wetting New York metrosexuals down to Texas to hit the governor over the head with a purse.
Joshua Chamberlain left the Northeast 100 years ago and he ain’t coming back.
bump and mark
i was thinking more in terms not of being re elected but rather of being qualified.
Its obvious some minimal qualification should be necessary as well as the will to enforce those standards both before and after an election.
Simply raising money and knowing how to run a campaign or hiring someone to run it for you should not be all the qualification needed.
To save anyone from the need to throw in anything else,yes,citizenship proven needs be included as well. My point however is towards being able to ably fulfill the office to which one is elected. Being elected does not automatically demonstrate qualification. That’s the ass backwards system we have in place now.
As some others, I too am beginning to see some sort of states-based movement as a good way around much of the mess we're in.
BTW Jim, don't you ever sleep?
wow...hadn’t heard about that one. Thanks.
No personally identifiable information is stored on the card’s RFID chip or can be transmitted electronically by the card. The card uses a unique identification number that links to information contained in a secure Department of Homeland Security database. This number does not contain any personally identifiable information.
CAN YOU BELIEV THIS IT SAYS THAT NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFO IS STORED ON THE CARD. How that they really check you out if it isn’t? I call B.S.
Impeachment for 0bama
The average politician scored lower on this civics test than the average citizen. They are even more ignorant than we, the people.
No, he lives in those of us who prescribe to his philosophy. We just haven't quite reached the "flashpoint", but we may be getting close.
Few stand more in awe of Mr. Jefferson than I. I have several times paid the entrance fee at Monticello just to walk up to his gravesite.
There is more to revolt than just having guns. Organization probably counts more than guns. The Tea Parties are nice but they are just that: tea parties.
The Founders found themselves in their War after merely getting together to write letters to the king. This is analogous to those who attend "Tea Parties" and return from foreign wars being declared as terrorism suspects by the federal government. Patriots of today will not fire the first shot, that will be the function of our tyrannical government.
I do agree that we need to organize. Even the Founders "organized" by merely writing letters and newspaper articles. We are, however, going down exactly the same path.
...and the liberty tree was just a tree with candle lanterns.
Nice paraphrase. But it's also about imposed disorganization.
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Yes, but it sucks for those folks hwo live in states that won’t nullify unconstitutional federal laws, and our federal government thrives on creating law that is unconstitutional knowing that many states won’t constest hte laws and will just buckle under for fear of being punished financially by hte government- little by little, the govenrment is trampling the constitution and getting away with it.
While states can nullify federal law individually, it would be much better to nullify the law nationally- upholding our constitution for EVERYONE, not just for htose in states that buck the govenrment’s attempts at usurping the constitution
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Actually he’s ammassing an army of ‘militia’ (can’t remember hte name of the group- but it’s somethign like the ‘praparedness brigade’ or somethign liek that- I’m probably way off on the name- but basically it’s a group of trained individuals who will be called into action if there are any serious threats or opposition to his policies) There was also the ‘civilian something or other corp’ that he was ammassing- The dems have been preparing to trample our consitution for al ong time now, and they KNEW full well they would meet resistence, which is why obama has been amassing these groups- Make NO mistake about it- Obama and hte far left ARE INDEED anti-American/Anti-Constitution
This makes no sense to me. Care to explain?
“Actually hes ammassing an army of militia “
Nope. Not happening.
Liberty Trees were trees where old style colonial candle lanters would be hung as a signal that this was a place for gathering to discuss political circumstances.
It was not just a figurative symbol it was also a literal tree (elm BTW).
OhForPeteSakes! I should have remembered that! Getting old, I guess.
Yes, we need signaling for gathering places as well. I suppose Bud Light bottles might get too many people just standing around.
The infor is stored on the database of the DHS. It is not on the card. You have no priviledge to your own information that the DHS has collected on you. Especially if you are crossing borders as that falls under the new Executive Order 12425.
BTTT! So happy to see you post Tom here. His voice should be heard far and wide. THANKS!
Just in case you hadn’t seen this yet:
the judge’s constitution series is linked here
The "sanctuary" movement of the 1980s was a nullification of federal immigration laws.
Practical "nullification" of those laws goes on to this day.
Washington either doesn't care or doesn't want to or can't make state and local authorities comply with federal immigration law when state and local governments don't want to, so city and state agencies do as they please.
But is that really a good model for how government should work?
Woods is one of those people who believes that the Articles of Confederation were a better system than the Constitution.
He has the right to think so. But he may be treating the Constitution as though it were the Articles. That would be a problem.