Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Nullification Movement

One thing overlooked in the uproar surrounding the election is the nullification of federal narcotics law in Washington state and Colorado. If these laws are allowed to stand without challenge from Eric Holder's Justice Department, then the green light is on for nullifying any federal law -- including ObamaCare.

Nullification is based upon the principle that is best described in the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence:

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

This simple statement asserts that no government may impose its will upon the people without their consent and that if the people make it known that they do not consent then the imposition is nullified. The very first time that a nullification resolution was passed in our history was the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 to nullify the Alien and Sedition acts. The author of this resolution was Thomas Jefferson, who had to write the resolution in secret because if it were known that he was opposed to these acts, he would have been imprisoned, even though he was vice president at the time.

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