States react to fed agenda with nullification
‘What that means is an effort to try to push back against an overreaching government’
May 28, 2013
On the heels of a recent poll that said 29 percent of registered voters believe an “armed revolution” may be needed in America to restore liberties, a second poll said Americans already have figured out a solution – reject federal laws that are unconstitutional.
Now it appears on issues ranging from Obamacare to guns, from South Carolina to Pennsylvania, lawmakers are listening. And nullification is starting to encroach onto legislative language.
At Alabama’s AL.com, a report noted that nullification was tried when Washington ordered desegregation.
However, “Nullification efforts today are not just found in the Deep South. Today state lawmakers from Washington state to Pennsylvania are passing state legislation aimed at hosts of federal laws they see as unconstitutional.”
The report continued, “Thirty-plus states, including Alabama, have passed various laws attempting to exempt themselves from having to implement the federal healthcare overhaul passed in 2010, so called Obamacare. States, most notably Arizona and Alabama, have passed controversial immigration laws aimed at regulating illegal immigration Both states have seen federal courts strike key provisions of the laws saying they are unconstitutional and that the authority for regulating immigration is a federal, not a state power.”