Friday, February 25, 2011

Nullification Is Making Some Waves

Montana shows the States what to do...

Their state would be a place where officials can ignore U.S. laws, force FBI agents to get a sheriff's OK before arresting anyone, ban abortions, limit sex education in schools and create armed citizen militias.

It's the tea party world. But not everyone is buying their vision.

Some residents, Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer and even some Republican lawmakers say the bills are making Montana into a laughingstock. And, they say, the push to nullify federal laws could be dangerous.
"We are the United States of America," said Schweitzer. "This talk of nullifying is pretty toxic talk. That led to the Civil War."
The Real Effect
This is a debate that has raged fiercely since the beginning of this union. Are we a nation or a Republic? Are we Federal or State? Note Schweitzer's statement above, note the term "United" specifically. We are the united States of America not the United States. One is a Republic, one is a corporation. One is free, one is slave. The concepts are mutually exclusive and not compatible.

In practice we are the abomination, a Federally managed, bought and paid for, socialistic nation. In law, we are the Republic of the united States, a dream that not only dared to exist, but succeeded in actually securing men's rights. So began our country with these words -
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...
This is the lawful premise behind nullification. It states to the government, we have the inherit right to fire you. You are our employee, not our master. We make the rules. If you violate this, we will overturn it. And if you try to cling to your position, we can forcibly remove you. That is what the situation in Montana is about. The people that live there, setting into place their own government based not in D.C., but in Montana where it rightly belongs.

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