What is Nullification & Why Americans Should Embrace It?

November 2, 2013

Nullification goes hand in hand with our very abused 10th Amendment. According to Tenth Amendment Center, in simplest terms, nullification is exactly what every toddler masters early in life – just saying, “No!

Click here to listen to this short bit from Tenther Radio to learn what nullification is and more about the 4 Nullification priorities for 2014.
  1. NSA Spying
  2. The Right to keep & bear arms
  3. Indefinite detention
  4. Industrial use of Hemp
 **BTW, it’s very easy to skip through the short commercial bits by sliding the time bar right through them**

The Tenth Amendment summed up is ‘States Rights’, but this Amendment to the Constitution is short,sweet and so simple to understand I include it in full:

Amendment X – 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.”

This means the federal government has jurisdiction only if the Constitution clearly grants such. In this case, there is a very large group of powers belonging to the states, and the federal government is limited to only those powers explicitly listed in the Constitution.

Nullification is the power of the States and The People to basically pull the rug out from under the ‘Federal feet’ by refusing to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing federal acts.  The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine with precedent in at least 4 Supreme Court cases upholds the States right to refuse to do the bidding of the federal government. This is also true on the local level.
For example in the case of the Feds anti-gun laws which violate our right to keep and bear arms, Judge Andrew Napolitano said recently that “state authorities could legally choose not to enforce a federal gun law that goes against state law, but that the feds need the help of state and local authorities to enforce laws. Mass noncompliance will render federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce.” They simply do not have the manpower.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Did You Really Love School Beyond Say, Grade 3 or 4? No, I Didn’t Think So

January 8, 2013

It was always cool to hate school, but with the regimentation, the dry, dull teaching (to the test) methods and the PC bull-crap, today that hate is real. Top down rules, regulations, and constant assessments from the federal level are boring kids outta their gourds. Good teachers hate it too. The garbage cuts into their real teaching time. Kudos to Megan Fox for her 8 Reasons Homeschooling is Superior to Public Education!

Excited to learn

He’s so excited about school

And why do we have a federal Department of Education? Because President (peanut) Carter was pandering to the NEA (National Education Association). You guessed it, a UNION. Tenure became a guaranteed prescription for mediocrity which devolved into achievement expectations of the lowest common denominator -(for students and teachers). Oh BTW, as costs skyrocket every year, test scores and outcomes are continually worse.

The Cato Institute in a 2003 report to Congress recommended that Congress:

  • Abolish the Department of Education and
  • Return education to the state, local, or family level, as provided by the Constitution

“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.” 

Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The 10th Amendment simply means there never was, still isn’t and never will be, a legitimate or a foundational basis for any Department of Education except at State and local levels. Ditto for the Dept of Energy, the National Labor Relations Board (remember Boeing’s little problem opening a car plant in SC?) or the Dept of Agriculture. Need I go on?

So many of our problems today and the excess spending would vanish if    – if we would adhere to that simple, short, very clear document called the U.S. Constitution.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


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