The health care act clearly violates the fundamental principle of constitutional government spelled out by James Madison in Federalist 45.
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite…The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.
When the Supreme Court ruled the PPACA constitutional anyway do the states and people simply sit back and accept it? Or does a mechanism to protect their basic rights remain? What happens when the Court joins the Congress and the president in claiming powers not delegated?
Thomas Jefferson said nullification is “the rightful remedy.”
But what exactly is nullification? What are its origins and history? Can states really declare a law unconstitutional, null and void within its own borders?
The Nullify Now! Tour answers these questions.
The national program, sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and the Foundation for a Free Society, rolled into the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Featuring Harvard and Columbia University educated historian Thomas Woods Jr. Ph.D., and Sheriff Richard Mack as keynote speakers, the presentation was weaved together a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification through historical writings, case studies and the words of the founders.
“Nullification isn’t some mystical legal principle buried in cobweb covered books. In fact, it’s so simple, a toddler can do it. You can explain it in one word – No!” TAC communications director Mike Maharrey said. “It’s a principle rooted in the Constitution and woven into the philosophical foundation of the United States. The Nullify Now! presentation makes the case for nullification in an entertaining and captivating way.”
The Tenth Amendment Center exists to promote and advance a return to a proper balance of power between federal and State governments envisioned by our founders, prescribed by the Constitution and explicitly declared in the Tenth Amendment. A national think tank based in Los Angeles, the Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect the principle of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism.
Is nullification the right remedy