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"On Rush Limbaugh’s Thursday program, George Mason University professor Walter E. Williams outlined the case that states can nullify Obamacare, citing Thomas Jefferson’s 1789 Kentucky Resolution, which was a claim that the U. S. Constitution is a compact among the several states, and any power not delegated to the U.S. government is void.

“I think the American citizens ought to press their state governors and legislatures just to nullify the law — just to plain nullify it and say, ‘The citizens of such-and-such-a state don’t have to obey Obamacare because it’s unconstitutional, regardless of what the Supreme Court says,’” Williams said.

Williams cited Marbury v. Madison, which said “all laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void” to further the case for nullification from the states.

Nullification is a doctrine introduced in the infancy of the United States and was what some have suggested led to the Civil War. As far as the legal precedent of nullification and how it led to the Civil War, Williams said he doubted the repercussions would as serious as they were in 1861.

“I think two things are different this time,” he said. “First, most Americans are against Obamacare. And secondly, I don’t believe — and you call me up and tell me if I’m wrong about this — I don’t believe that you could find a United States soldier who would follow a presidential order to descend on a state to round up or shoot fellow Americans because they refuse to follow a congressional order to buy health insurance.”

1 posted on 07/06/2012 1:15:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That is certainly the situation today. No soldier would obey an order to shoot American citizens over an issue like this.

Will that be the way it is thirty years from now?

I dont anybody thirty years ago envisioned LEO’s shooting innocent civilians merely for being suspected criminal activity, but not confirmed.

So i honestly dont know if the military thirty years from now will have the same loyalty to the American people as they do now.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 1:57:56 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Red States would; the Blue States wouldn't.

The States with a majority of Sex Deviates, Criminals, inner-city tribes, and illegals would want OTHERS to continue funding their lifestyles (aka; the Blue States).

The Red States, home of self-reliance, morallity, and common sense, would opt to be free of Government over-reach, and wealth redistribution.

The problem is that in the Red States, the large cities are infested with tribal parasites who are generating numbers of dependents who vote straight (D), and names are used for vote Fraud as a way of life.

4 posted on 07/06/2012 3:24:21 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I believe Idaho has already done this.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 4:24:18 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

later


9 posted on 07/06/2012 4:51:48 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It was good to hear Dr. Williams again and a double treat with him and Dr. Sowell on together.

While a lot of Black people in this country may look at J Jackson and A Sharpton as fools you would be surprised how many have never heard of the 2 Drs, but then again I guess if they figure I like them, they must not be for ‘them’? <: <: <:

Two great minds that I ‘agree’ with 95% of the time.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 5:05:38 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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17 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:01 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I had always regarded nullification as a closed issue, historically and philosophically interesting but left far behind on one of the many roads not taken.

But since we now have a president exercising nullification by executive whim — and so far getting away with it — maybe it’s time to revisit the question. I don’t see why Obama should get to the only one to pick and choose which laws to obey.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT by sphinx
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He made a good point, although he seems to have also made a factional error. The war of 1861 was not over nullification but southern independence/secession/revolution.

The nullification crisis took place almost 3 decades earlier in 1832 and did not lead to war, nor did it end as a Washington victory as some books say. the fact is South Carolina only backed down after Washington lowered the Tariff of Abomination, and then nullified their bill of force.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT by Monorprise
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