Monday, May 27, 2013


St. George Tucker, Who Wrote the First Commentary on the Constitution in 1803, Gave this Explanation of Nullification:

“The Federal Government is the creature of the States.  It is not a party to the Constitution, but the result of it – the creation of that agreement which was made by the States as parties.  It is a mere agent, entrusted with limited powers for certain objects; which powers and objects are enumerated in the Constitution.  Shall the agent be permitted to judge of the extent of his own powers, without reference to his constituent?”
Nullification was viewed by those who wrote our Constitution as the final resort and rightful remedy of the States and their citizens to prevent the federal government from exceeding the limits of its constitutionally-mandated power and, thereby, stealing our rights and our freedoms.”  
--Mike Maharrey, “The Rightful Remedy and Our Last Hope”

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