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December 1, 2012

Nullification Documents

Filed under: US Constitution — Sofie @ 8:39 am
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In Part II of  Nullification:  How To Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century (Washington, DC:  Regnery Publishing, 2010), Thomas E. Woods, Jr., includes eleven historical documents explaining and supporting the concept of nullification.

I found these documents online (some more or less abridged than in the book), and I bookmarked and annotated them in my Diigo account:

I.  The Virginia Resolutions of 1798 (annotated)

II.  Address of the General Assembly to the People of the Commonwealth of Virginia (annotated)

III.  The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 (annotated)

IV.  The Kentucky Resolutions of 1799 (annotated)

V.  Virginia General Assembly Report of 1800 (annotated)

VI.  Speech of Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull Opening of the Special Session of the Legislature (annotated)

VII.  Resolution of the General Assembly of Connecticut (annotated)

VIII.  Fort Hill Address (annotated)

IX.  An Exposition of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798

X.  A Review of the Proclamation of President Jackson (annotated)

XI.  Joint Resolution of the Legislature of Wisconsin (annotated)


May 23, 2010

The Blueprint by Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski

In The Blueprint (Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2010), Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski outline “Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Consittuion and Build an Imperial Presidency” by

  • appointing czars
  • packing the courts
  • making administrative rules and issuing executive orders
  • adopting foreign and international laws
  • building a domestic army
  • taking over our health-care system
  • taking control of large companies
  • pushing through cap and tax
  • passing stimulus bills to spend money on the liberals’ wish list
  • shifting the tax burden a minority of citizens
  • granting amnesty to illegal aliens
  • passing card check
  • politicizing the census
  • giving Washington, DC, a voting representative and two senators
  • allowing same-day voter registration and “universal” registration of people on government welfare rolls
  • restricting gun ownership
  • co-opting the media
  • reinstating the “Fairness Doctrine”
  • silencing his opposition
  • creating a secular society with government controlling what children are taught (256-63)

Blackwell and Klukowski explain how Obama and his cronies are putting this plan into action, whether his actions are constitional or not, and how conservatives should respond.  Their proposed responses are essentially limited to lawsuits and election results.

I don’t know that Obama is as much a planner as he is an opportunist taking advantage of the situation he found himself in.  Perhaps George Soros is behind him pulling the strings.

I believe that as lawyers Blackwell and Klukowski are putting too much faith in the court system, particularly the Supreme Court.  As they explain, the Supreme Court arrogated the “power of judicial review” (i.e., the ability to determine if a law was constitutional or not) in Marbury v. Madison (59-60).  The Founders did not give the Supreme Court that power in the Constitution.  (See Article 3.)

As stated in the Tenth Amendment, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  Since the power to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress or orders issued by the president is not delegated to one of the three branches of the federal government “by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the States,” that power must belong to the states or to the people.

The states have the power to withdraw from the union or to use nullification, which is the process of a “a state government using the tenth amendment to reject federal laws within their state” (“Is Nullification American?“).  If it becomes necessary to use secession or nullification to defeat the socialists’ plan to our country into the United Socialist States of America, then that is what we must do.

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