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)
Whether the issue is mandates, gun control, or anything else in between, the federal government is on pace to destroy the last vestiges of the Constitution that the Framers and Ratifiers gave us.
“The federal government claims the power to tell you what kind of light bulb you’re allowed to use, the size your toilet must be, what kind of plants you can or cannot grow in your back yard, and so much more,” said William Kennedy, the Tenth Amendment Center North Carolina director.
None of this is authorized by the Constitution, he said.
So what do we do about it? Thomas Jefferson and James Madison gave us the answer. “An act of Congress … which assumes powers not delegated by the Constitution … is not law, but it altogether void and of no force.”
“Going to the federal government to fix problems created by the federal government is a failed policy.” Kennedy said. He said Jefferson and Madison believed it was the right and duty of your state to stand up and protect your liberty from an overreaching federal government.
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., an historian and best-selling author of the book “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century,” will give the keynote speech at Nullify Now. The Tenth Amendment Center has been hosting events around the country to educate and activate people on the topic of nullification since September 2012.
At Nullify Now you will learn about the constitutional basis of nullification and when it has been used in history. The presentations will also dispell the myths, misperceptions and deliberate lies often promulgated by nullification detractors.
- The Constitutional history of Nullification. Jefferson and Madison’s basis for states rejecting, nullifying and interposing against unconstitutional federal acts.
- How Nullification was used in early American history against attacks on freedom of speech and more.
- Nullification vs. Slavery. The mainstream wants you to believe that Nullification was used to support slavery. This is either ignorance or a lie. Hear the heroic story of nullification being used to reject federal slave laws in the 1850s.
- How Nullification is being used today, right now, across the country, dozens of states are implementing nullification bills. They’ve already been very successful pushing back against the feds and you can use this lesson as a blueprint in your own state, on issues important to you.
- What you can do right now. You won’t leave Nullify Now with just a bunch of great information. You’ll also be provided with a practical, actionable plan to do something today. The time to act is now, not next year and not next week. Today, not tomorrow, now.
The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.