Monday, January 24, 2011

Nullification Strikes Again

It appears there's an interesting move afoot among the states in response to the federal takeover of health care in the country. According to WorldNetDaily and other media, several states are jumping on board the nullification bandwagon.

It will be most interesting to see how this goes. In Cooper vs. Aaron and other rulings from federal courts, nullification efforts didn't go very well. The most extreme nullification efforts helped contribute to the Civil War.

My sympathies lie with the states' rights view of nullification, especially when the federal government usurps power it does not constitutionally have, and when the federal courts refuse to recognize it. In that case, the states might well have to do an Andrew Jackson and say, "the court has an opinion. Now let's see the court enforce it."

Interesting days lie ahead, don't they?

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