02 May '11, 7am

Nullification Coming To A State Near You:

Nullification Coming To A State Near You:

Deep in the trenches of the Tea Party movement is a revival of the idea of nullification . Nullification is the constitutional argument that states can ignore or "opt out" of federal laws they don't like and effectively cancel them. The idea depends on a misdirected reading of the Tenth Amendment, which reserves to the states and the people any power not given to the federal government. To push this idea is a traveling conference called "Nullify Now!" The conference is sponsored by a group called the Foundation for a Free Society. Jason Rink, executive director of the group describes the federal government as the primary threat to liberty and compares the current nullifiers with the American colonists who overthrew British rule in 1776. The conferences have drawn from the ranks of the antigovernment "Patriot" movement. Patriots generally define themselves as opposed to the...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/nullificati...

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