By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nulliying Federal Mandates

The Virgina and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 were written in response to the dreaded Alien and Sedition Act, and the phrase "Principles of '98" became shorthand for the nullification and/or interposition. Over time, the "Principles of '98" would be invoked by many other states, many times for a variety of issues.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798, "The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general (federal) government" and "where powers are assumed (by the federal or general government) which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy."

But James Madison who wrote in his Virginia Resolution of 1798, asserting the core premise of all nullification laws, that State governments not only have the right to resist unconstitutional Federal acts, but that, in order to protect liberty, they are "duly bound to interpose" or stand between the Federal government and the people of their State.

Now it is my contention that 225 members of Congress, in defiance of the people of the several States for whom they respectfully represent, did in fact enact legislation at the federal government level that does indeed take from the liberties and rights of those several States and the citizens of them, in a manner that is directly in opposition to the Articles of Confederation, The Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States of America.

There is no paragraph, sentence, or phrase contained in any of these three documents that grants the general government powers that inhibit the freedoms of the citizens of each of the several States.

Therefore, I submit that the Health Care Reform bill passed and signed by the President is null and void.

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