Podcast: Jefferson and Madison’s Blueprint to Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts

In episode #8 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I delve into some long forgotten history and talk about the blueprint Thomas Jefferson and James Madison gave us to stop unconstitutional federal overreach.

In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, laying out the principles of nullification for the first time. Opponents of nullification claim the resolutions were nothing more than a protest. In one sense, the are correct. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions did not actually nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts. But as I explain in this podcast, correspondence between Jefferson and Madison makes it clear they were merely the first step, and were intended to set the stage for further aggressive state action.

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From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 17 November 1798

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 22 November 1799

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 23 August 1799

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