Monday, July 12, 2010
"When a state 'nullifies' a federal Law, it is proclaiming that the in law in question is void and inoperative, or 'non-effective' within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned."
This is the opening paragraph of a tri-fold 'brochure' that is available through the Tenth Amendment Center, "a national 'think tank' that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism."
The principles of nullifying federal laws has precedence in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798 in which Jefferson wrote, "The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principles of unlimited submission to their general government, He states further that, "where the powers are assumed (by the federal or general government) which have NOT been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy."
Madison also asserted in his Virginia Resolution of 1798, that the core premise of all nullification laws- that State governments not only have the right to resist unconstitutional Federal acts, but so that liberty may be protected they are "duty bound to interpose" or stand between the Federal government and the people of their state.
Without digressing into Constitutional review of Amendments made since the time of these resolutions of nullification, it is apparent that the citizens elect representation in their state legislative bodies as well as Federal, and with the exception of the direct election of the Senate, which was once the province of those State Legislative bodies along with the State Governor, selected or appointed Senators to represent the state, and with that we lost an essential balance of power that enabled the State and the people equal representation in the Federal houses.
It was more difficult then for the Federal government to enact laws that were contrary to the wishes and best interests of the State and the citizens of those states. We must correct that "flaw' amended to the Constitution.
I support the nullification of the Federal Reserve Act, as it removes the explicit responsibility of the monetary system from Congress and puts the nations wealth into the hands of private banks. It was designed as it was to prevent private banks from obtaining control of the nations treasury and now we have debts owed to those secret member banks that generations to come will have to pay down. But the reality is that it can never be paid off completely because the Federal government must literally buy money at a premium from the Fed! Hello out there America! Are you awake yet?
Point your favorite browser toward the Tenth Amendment Center's website and learn about why we have the deficits we do, the sooner the better. This is NOT about party politics, and it is not about the current administration and its liberal support in Congress. This is about freedom and slavery.
Just because there is no taskmaster with a bullwhip standing behind you, as more and more individual rights and liberty are taken in the name of "protecting you" we all become that much closer to shackled slaves. We are being shackled to a "National ID" and now a national medical system. The government has been stepping in to "bailout" banks and businesses, and when they do, they hire government workers (they're the ones who depend on our taxes for their wages) to administer the bailout plan which also means that there is government control of the business.
I do not not how long it will take before we are left with no rights. It has been a very slow and deliberate process that begun before the ink was dry on the Constitution itself, and may even have roots in the Articles of Confederation. I defer to the many expert conspiracy theorists who have written books and produced documentaries on those subjects. I do not make royalties on my blogging so I do not solicit their wares. There are so many places online where one can gather good information, that I see no pint in pointing someone to a particular author or activist.
Americans really need to learn that "Uncle Sam" is not all that powerful, only that we allow it to be powerful by being weak! Stand up for your freedoms or you will lose them. The protectors of liberty are you and me.