In an 1800 letter, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government.” Today, the federal government really does try to direct virtually all of our affairs – – from what our kids learn in school, to what plants we can grow in our own yards, […]
The founders didn’t trust the executive branch to exercise complete power over war.
“The Constitution vests the power of declaring war with Congress, therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they have deliberated upon the subject, and authorized such a measure.” -George Washington (1793)
by Tho Bishop Last year Florida became the 28th state to legalize medical marijuana when Amendment 2 passed with over 70% of the vote. Unfortunately, instead of abiding by the overwhelming voter mandate, the state Legislature is looking to impose severe restrictions on the industry. The move will hurt patients, while enriching a handful of licensed […]
If there were 10 or 11 million undocumented short-barreled shotguns in violation of the national firearms act of 1934, there is absolutely no way that the federal government would have the resources to stop them without local enforcement of federal law.
Testifying in support of his Sound Money bill, HB2014, Finchem gives examples to help explain what inflation is. He notes that there has “been this quiet theft going on over time…”
Archibald Maclaine was a well-known attorney in North Carolina, and was a leader there in opposition to the Stamp Act. He argued in favor of ratification of the Constitution and suggested nullification as a response to federal overreach.
“States and local communities can nullify the practical effect of federal police militarization programs by simply withdrawing from them.”
Federal laws can be nullified by personal action. Hemp production is one example of this.
In 1817, James Madison vetoed a federal infrastructure spending bill on the grounds that the federal government had no such power under the constitution.