05 February 2009

Nullification - The Yankee Version

The doctrine of nullification is being resurrected:

"Such plans by the bureaucrats and administrators in Washington, D.C., are 'altogether void' and if mandated, 'shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States.'"

And this time it's Yankees making the case. Story here.

John Calhoun and Thomas Jefferson must be smiling.


Kevin said...

You mean to say that once again it's the "yankees" making the case. In response to the Fugutive Slave Act of 1850 some northern states and even smaller communities passed resolutions that essentially nullified this legislation.

Kevin at Civil War Memory

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You are correct Kevin. It's a great concept!

chaps said...

New Hampshire better be careful. The last time any States took the 9th and 10th Amendments seriously, there was quite a fuss..... and 600,000 dead before it was over.

The Federals are quite capable of doing that again.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...


Are there any forts in New Hampshire?

Gil said...

No forts but there is a Naval shipyard.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...


13thBama said...

I think its cute that the term "states rights" was used. Do they really think the states have any rights? Have they been asleep for these oh so many years? States rights is in a cold grave that is about to be black topped over with Socialism.