Nullification’s Five Deadly Secrets

by Andrew Carver An old theoretical “remedy” for overgrown or tyrannical federal government, namely the states’ “nullification” of unconstitutional laws or rulings, has gained some new advocates of late. Of course, any proposed solution to that serious problem — and particularly one purportedly championed by Thomas Jefferson (see “The...
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by Tom Gow | August 20, 2015 | No Comments |

The Founders’ Battle over the Nullification Heresy

by Andrew Carver Although nullification itself was not discussed much at the time of the Constitution’s drafting and ratification, the consensus at that time was that authoritative decisions about the constitutionality of federal laws would be the province of the federal courts, not the states. This was the view...
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State Nullification of “Unconstitutional” Federal Laws

by Tom Gow “‘Nullification,’ the theory that states can invalidate federal laws that they deem unconstitutional, had its heyday in the slavery debate that preceded the Civil War, but it has found new currency since 2010. “The theory has never been validated by a federal court, yet some Republican...
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Cuban-Americans vs. Obama re Cuba

by Andrew Carver If Obama’s intended reversal of our longstanding policy towards Cuba were an improvement, we would naturally expect Cuban-American politicians to be among the first to welcome it. By the same token, we would naturally expect the President to have listened closely to that group, in weighing...
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by Tom Gow | July 8, 2015 | No Comments |

School Children and National Security

by Mrs. Julianne Young All across America, public officials swear up and down that Common Core education reform has been, and will be, state-led and locally controlled. No one is telling us that in early 2012, before the general public was even aware of Common Core, elite representatives of...
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The Sovereignty Dynamic

By Don Fotheringham State legislators need to beware: Nothing written in a state’s application for a constitutional convention has any force or validity once that convention is called to order. That is the nature of a sovereign assembly. That explains why America’s founders put the needs of the people...
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Status of New (2015) Con-con Resolutions by State

Last updated 7-22-15 Based on Research by Andrew Carver The states were last updated 7-22-15. The latest significant updates apply to: Delaware (adjournment) Illinois (adjournment) Maine (new bills: HP 988, SP 499; adjournment) Michigan – SB 0306 New Hampshire (adjournment) Oregon (adjournment) States whose regular sessions are (at least...
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Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud — Report

Our  Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud Campaign Action Report targets, in particular, the “Convention of States” project — one of several insidious attacks on our Constitution using the pretext of addressing legitimate conservative concerns.  Please read the report, and, when you understand the danger, support our campaign to derail...
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It’s a Whole New Con-Con Game

By Don Fotheringham I do not believe the Constitution could survive a modern constitutional convention (con-con). So for many years I have been on the front lines of the anti-convention fight. By 1983 a con-con drive had come within two states of the 34 required to trigger a convention....
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