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06-14-2010, 07:15 AM
YouTube - Jake Towne on Nullification Part 1 of 2 (Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xTrixtWrM&feature=player_embedded)

On May 20th, I gave a short talk to the Concerned Citizens of Upper Perkiomen Valley for Smaller Government on the concept of nullification. Nullification is one of the checks the states have on the federal government where the state refuses to comply with federal law — which are deemed harmful to the state and usually assume powers not delegated by the state to the federal government. Nullified federal laws are deemed null and void in the state(s) where passed and have no force.

The presentation first covered the concept of state sovereignty, the roots of nullification during the Federalist Papers and the ratification of the Constitution. Next historical uses of nullification were reviewed, followed by a surprising amount of modern-day state legislation that are also attempts at nullification. A video recording is available below with slides further below in the article.


06-14-2010, 07:50 AM
Null and void from it's inception!

ANYTHING repugnant to the constitution!

Good stuff!

06-14-2010, 12:26 PM
I love the historical background info given in this video. Knowing which of the founding fathers felt how about what is extremely interesting to me.

Jake Towne
06-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Check out the nullification slides here

and also note the June 15th money bomb!!

06-16-2010, 07:44 PM
Nice vid!