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States Must Nullify Unconstitutional Mandates

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Special Guests Pat and Shirley Miketinac will explain why state nullification of unconstitutional mandates is critical to restoring our Constitution and saving our country.

States Nullification Rights via the 10th Amendment?
  • 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.
  • State Nullification is the process of the state refusing to comply with federal law on the basis it is unconstitutional.
  • "Compact between the states and the federal government
Doctrine of State Interposition
  • This doctrine claimed that the Constitution was a compact between sovereign States that delegated strictly limited powers to the federal government. When the federal government exceeded those limits and threatened the liberties of citizens, States had a right to interpose their authority. The States, and not the federal courts, had the authority to decide whether the federal government had exceeded its power.
  • Madison - Virginia Resolution in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.
  • Jefferson - Kentucky Resolution stated "Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes — delegated tothat government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force"