02 December 2016

Democrats Channel Calhoun & Embrace Nullification


In regards to sanctuary cities . . .


"We have a massive nullification effort going on in this country. Nullification is what the Confederacy did prior to and during the civil war – nullifying decisions by the federal government. We have now the Left taking a tactic from the Confederacy, from pro-slave states, nullifying federal law." ~ Constitutional attorney, Mark Levin

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But, of course, you don't hear anything from Civil War bloggers and historians moral reformers about the left now embracing John C. Calhoun, do you? I'm sure all this has nothing to do with politics. LOL.

7 comments:

Eddie said...

'We have now the Left taking a tactic from the Confederacy, from pro-slave states, nullifying federal law."

Was it not the northern States which nullified federal law?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, nullification has a long history and tradition.

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/05/20/constitutionally-sound-nullification-of-the-fugitive-slave-act/

Ralph Steel said...

But then again the South was not nullifying anything...they were simple failing to accept the outcome of the 1860 election.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The doctrine of nullification predates the WBTS. (The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, 1798)

Ralph said...

And yet Madison spent much of his life after the Va. & Ky. Resolutions explaining it did not make secession an option.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

But secession was/is not the topic anyway. Nullification and secession are separate arguments. Ask California. ;-)

Ralph said...

The south was pretty upset when places like Wisconsin or Michigan passed Personal Liberty laws in reference to the FSA in 1850...an that was only nullification and states rights in action.