Time For Another John C. Calhoun?

by Fred Ray on October 25, 2010 · 0 comments

All old ideas are suddenly new again. This time it’s pundit/author Thomas E. Woods on Nullification.

Woods defines state nullification as the belief that states can and must refuse to enforce federal laws they deem to be unconstitutional.

Though the federalist notion of “state’s rights” is often perceived as mere code for defending segregation, Woods points out that an early example of nullification actually involved Wisconsin refusing to honor the Fugitive Slave Act (a law that provided for the return of slaves who escaped), which it viewed as unconstitutional.

There’s a podcast at the link and much more on his web site. Cotton at record highs, nullification in the air…


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