Nullification is the right claimed in behalf of a State to nullify or make void, by its sovereign act or decree, an enactment of the general government which it deems unconstitutional.
This CONSTITUTIONAL STATES RIGHT is guaranteed by the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment and various other writing from our founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson.
The Left deride us as “Tenthers.” They paint us as radicals & extremists & Racists. The Left treats the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America as though it were the “bastard child” and had no “right” to be a part of our Constitution. This is the fundamental and possibly fatal flaw from the Left to try “TO CONTROL THE WINNERS AND LOSERS” in our society. They use that God-like concept against their opponents, against their supporters, against the poor, the rich, and everyone in between. They use it against their winners like Obama and against their losers like Senator Anthony Weiner. They use it against Corporations, banks, the rich, and those that they enslave with their particular federal system of welfare. See my post with a couple of my SUGGESTIONS for fundamental federal welfare reform to ENABLE welfare recipients, and not ENSLAVE them.
The term “Tenther” is an interesting attempt by the Left to label Constitutional supporting Conservatives as the losers.
Let us redefine “Tenthers” to mean “Those who trust the Tenth Amendment and ALL OTHER amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America”
And our Nullification & Tenth Amendment message continues to go mainstream. We must work diligently to destroy ANYONE’S ability to choose who will be the winners and who will be the losers in our society! That principle is the antithesis of liberty and freedom, and has NO PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
GOP Debate viewers had the opportunity to submit video questions for the Fox News Republican presidential debate on Sept. 22. Brandy and Michael from Spencer, Indiana asked the question receiving the most votes, and it related to the Tenth Amendment.
“There’s growing concern among Americans about the size and scope of the federal government and it’s infringement upon state and individual rights. If you’re elected president, how do you plan to restore the 10th Amendment, hold the federal government only to those enumerated powers in the Constitution, and allow states to govern themselves?”
Stop and let it sink in. That was the question the majority of GOP debate viewers wanted answered.
TSA badged federal agents grope us at the airport. Congress insists it has the power to demand Americans purchase health insurance on its terms, and jail those who do not comply with this NEW crime. Our nation engages in seemingly endless warfare which forces DEPENDENCE on its recipients. Federal agents raid businesses; their heinous crime: selling unpasteurized whole milk. Obama has used ObamaCare, the GM takeover, selective “stimulus plans”, and other measures to choose who survives in the world of private businesses, and who doesn’t. And the federal government picks the winners & losers more and more in everyday life. Americans want relief, and increasingly we realize the solutions will not come from Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. under this extreme leftist Obama administration IS THE PROBLEM!
Here is the COMPLETE tenth amendment – notice that it is NOT a 2000+ page document like ObamaCare, written in such complexity so as to INTENTIONALLY hide aspects written into it:
“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.”
The Tenth Amendment is no “bastard child”. It was enacted by our founding fathers INTENTIONALLY to avoid the possibility that the government might become too powerful and use that usurped power TO CHOOSE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN OUR SOCIETY. The Tenth Amendment is similar to an earlier provision of the ARTICLES OF CONFERERATION which states: "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”
The fact that in the GOP Debate more people voted for a question relating to the Tenth Amendment indicates people are beginning to understand that federal power has limits and the Constitution SPECIFICALLY prescribes those limits. They realize that the framers created a federal government with defined, enumerated powers, leaving all other authority to the states respectively, or to the people. And they realize that insisting the government operate in the way the founders intended does not quite qualify as radical, unless by radical you simply mean not the way we’ve done things for the last 75 years.
Some Leftists will retort, “Well, that’s Fox viewers for you.” But the overwhelming support for the debate question does not stand alone as evidence of the mainstreaming of “Tenther” thinking.
A RASMUSSEN POLL released in August reveals that 54 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that states should have the right to opt out of federal programs they don’t agree with. IN OTHER WORDS, MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS NOW EMBRACE THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEPT OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY.
More telling than the majority support for state power was the much smaller minority opposed to it. Only 31 percent of those polled disagreed and said states should not enjoy the ability to opt out of these required federal programs.
Think about that for a moment, because it is significant. Less than one-third of the country opposes our basic principle: that each state can and should remain free to pursue a unique approach to handling various political issues. Throw in unfunded mandates and the support for state empowerment reaches even further into the electorate.
“Support for states’ rights jumps higher when the question involves federally mandated programs with no checks attached. Sixty-three percent of voters think states should have the right to opt out of such programs if the federal government doesn’t help pay for them. Twenty-one percent disagree,” according to the Rasmussen report.
Perhaps we should place the radical extremist label on the political pundits and mainstream media talking heads who insist opposition to expansive federal power somehow counts as a loony, radical notion.
Stop and consider; a majority of Americans accept the basic principle of state sovereignty. The majority of Americans believe in the fundamental premise of the Tenth Amendment. And a majority of Americans apparently don’t approve of a federal government wielding nearly unlimited power.
This makes sense, really. Americans have always distrusted concentrated power. Don’t believe it? Do a simple experiment. Go out and ask 10 random people if they trust corporate monopolies to look out for the public’s best interest. I would be shocked if even one person expressed faith in a monopolistic business.
WHY SHOULD WE TRUST A MONOPOLY ON POLITICAL POWER ANY FURTHER?
So let the statists keep on with the slurs and invectives. Let them keep insisting we represent a wacky minority. Let them continue with their wild-eyed rants. We’ll just go right on fighting for the constitutional system our founders created.
It is, after all, what Americans want.