This is The Age of Ignorance. Our “intellectuals” can’t think. Our “scholars” parrot each other. The self-educated fixate on idiotic theories. Our People despise Truth and disseminate lies.
Nullification deniers such as Matthew Spalding of Heritage Foundation, Jarrett Stepman of Human Events, law professor Randy Barnett, David Barton of Wallbuilders, and history professor Allen C. Guelzo, say that nullification by States of unconstitutional acts of the federal government is unlawful and impossible. They make the demonstrably false assertions that:
- States don’t have the right to nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government because our Constitution doesn’t say they can do it;
- Nullification is literally impossible;
- The supreme Court is the final authority on what is constitutional and what is not; and The States and The People must submit to whatever the supreme Court says; and
- James Madison, Father of Our Constitution, opposed nullification.
Their assertions contradict our Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, our federal Constitution, and what James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton really said. (continued here)
The Age of Ignorance – Nullification Deniers! is a relatively long post, but the subject is important and the post is well written. It is the best explanation of nullification I have seen.
Why is The Age of Ignorance – Nullification Deniers! important? We are in a fight for life of our republic. If America loses its Constitution — if we allow our leaders to render that document meaningless — America will exist in name only. Tyrants will crush what made our nation great, the founders’ belief that our rights are God-given. Only a wistful few will remember the America of old, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
To win the fight for our God-given rights, we must study and understand the tools given to us by our nation’s founders — and GOD. We must study the Bible, and we must study our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s history. We must know both our rights and how to use our rights. For the sake our children’s souls — and our own — we must pray, and we must fight for our rights.
We must understand what nullification means in practice. It is a form of civil disobedience. As individuals and as states, we will have to disobey what Federal authorities insist is the law. To their faces — whether the Supreme Court backs them or not — we will have to call Federal authorities wrong (or liars), and we will have to accept the consequences.
When enough of our fellow citizens join us in the fight, then we will succeed, but popularity will not win the battle. What is required now is resolve.
These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it Now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. (from here)
Like Americans in the great conflicts of the past – the American Revolution and the Civil Rights Movement – those who take a stand now may often find themselves few in number. Only when they smell the fruits of victory will those less brave join the fray, but the greatest rewards in heaven go to those who take heart when the conflict is hard.