Sovereignty

Abolitionist and Nullifier

Most people don’t realize that prominent abolitionists like John Greenleaf Whittier came out publicly as nullification supporters in the 1850s. This was in regards to the Fugitive Slave Act. Crushes the idea that nullification = racist, doesn’t it? That’s probably why the government schools will never teach you this.

Michael Perry writes: I share your originalist misgivings about the plurality and Thomas opinions in McCutcheon. However, a reader of your most recent post on the mattermight conclude that you have bought into the “expected applications” version of originalism, and I doubt you mean to do that!  So, you might want to say something further about the…

As the first legislative session for the OffNow campaign unfolded, it became clear that the prime opposition to state measures prohibiting material support to the NSA would come from two main fronts: law enforcement and tech companies. The law enforcement lobby opposition didn’t particularly surprise us. Cops generally protest against anything that will place limits…

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 9, 2014 – An Illinois bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the state senate yesterday. Introduced by Sen. Daniel Biss, Senate Bill 2808 (SB2808) passed by a vote of 52-0. SB2808 would ensure that “a law enforcement agency shall not obtain current…

Rather than demanding full enforcement of unconstitutional federal marijuana “laws,” Republicans in Congress would far better serve the Constitution by working to repeal those unconstitutional acts. But, they won’t. And they’ll have to realize at some point, those so-called “laws” simply CANNOT be enforced due to nullification efforts in 20+ states. This is going to…