Nullification. The word has an ominous ring to it. It shares its root with annulment, a term for voiding a marriage in lieu of a divorce, and carries with it unhappy implications.
So what is it, and how does it apply today?
The Tenth Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This sets the stage for the many times in our history when a state takes the initiative to assert its sovereign rights and declares that it will not, should not, comply when the federal government applies a law on an edict that is outside its scope. The Constitution limits the power of government. It restricts it. It grants the federal government only “enumerated” powers, most of which are in Article 1, Section 8. The Constitution is designed to prevent any other incursion into other spheres of the life of our nation and our citizens.
What is taking place today is nothing new. Struggles between the states of the union and the federal government characterize our history. The Civil War (or, if you will, The War Between the States) is the most obvious example. It was preceded by resistance to federal laws — nullification — declarations of state sovereignty such as South Carolina’s nullification crisis in 1832-33.
Currently, while states are not yet using nullification per se or bluntly applying the Tenth Amendment, several instances of de facto nullification have taken place. For example, California’s blatant declaration of sanctuary cities in defiance of federal immigration law is in effect nullification, even though immigration comes under federal law. On the other side of the ledger, Texas Governor Abbott’s determination to arrest and prosecute illegal aliens for trespassing in his state avoids a direct confrontation while it deliberately defies federal immigration authority that has notoriously failed to protect Texas from a massive invasion from south of the border.
Florida’s Governor DeSantis has signed a law to prevent businesses or organizations requiring Floridians to have a vaccination, so called “vaccine passports.” This directly counters the federal Center for Disease Control’s orders, yet by his stance DeSantis has declared for the citizens of the Florida Free State in the face of federal overreach.
Governors Abbott and DeSantis have exposed the tyrannical lie that the federal government can impose its will on the citizens of sovereign states through law or rules imposed by partisan judges or faceless apparatchiks.
The drive to deny the federal government any right to impose mandates or laws that a state regards as unconstitutional is gathering steam. Other areas where nullification, state by state, is getting attention are federal gun control, pro-abortion federal court rulings, and unconstitutional presidential executive orders.
The nullification movement is widespread and growing along with public awareness of the 2020 election fraud, the Wuhan virus scam, and the depth of the deep state. North Dakota moved early in the year to pass legislation that directs the state’s attorney general to review the constitutionality of all (presidential) executive orders (HB1164). South Dakota has similar legislation.
A relentless, determined, organized campaign to rob you and your state of sovereignty by infiltrating our institutions and brainwashing our children and citizenry has been under way for over a hundred years — at least since the founding of the ACLU in 1920. This mortal enemy of your faith and your liberty has been emboldened by its seeming success with the election fraud and the virus scare.
Take a stand. Don’t let them get away with it!
PS The Black Robed Regiment were the American pastors who led men to fight for our liberty in the Revolutionary War.
Pastor Dan Fisher, nationally known for his Black Robed Regiment presentations, will be appearing in person next week, on June 17th, in The Villages.
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