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Good Old Fashioned Nullification Hatchet Job Courtesy of CNN

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CNN resurrected the old-school hatchet-job template for nullification articles this week. Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie breathlessly reported Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore “signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law.” We haven’t seen an anti-nullification story following this script in quite a while. But Kaczynski and […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #98: Fourth of July Fireworks and Nullification

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about how my Independence Day fireworks experience demonstrates the power of nullification. Despite all of the successes we’ve had at the Tenth Amendment Center over the last few years, whenever I talk about nullification, somebody wants to argue, “It will […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #70: Post-Election Musings

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I do a little bit of post-election analysis. Campaign season has mercifully ended, and Americans have cast their votes. The Donald Trump victory surprised most, pleased some and threw others into a total meltdown. So what are the implications for the future, […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #59: States Undermining Hemp Prohibition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about how states are effectively nullifying federal prohibition of industrial hemp by simply ignoring federal law, and legalizing cultivation and processing of the plant anyway. The federal ban on the cultivation of industrial hemp is as ridiculous as it is […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode: Nullification – The Solution for What Ails Us

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this bonus episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain nullification and how we can use it today to roll back federal overreach. I often sum up the work of the Tenth Amendment Center in a single sentence; follow the Constitution, every issue, every time, no exceptions and no […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #36: Rewriting Nullification History (With the Truth)

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about a recently published academic paper that obliterates conventional thinking about nullification and interposition. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. These documents, approved by the […]

Nullification: The Path to Liberty – Burns, Oregon, 2016 (Speech)

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The federal government was conceived as an institution with limited, enumerated powers. As James Madison put it in Federalist #45, “The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” Today we have a system that bears no resemblance to the founders’ vision. This supposedly limited government claims the authority […]