Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
An interesting piece on nullification, but of course burdened by the usual nonsense. Naturally the only precedent the writer can come up with is southern resistance to desegregation, which is supposed to invalidate the whole principle. (Note the usual double standard: the incarceration of Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World War II does not invalidate the principle of federal supremacy. Nothing ever invalidates that principle.) Then there’s the old Supremacy Clause chestnut, and the fact that the Supreme Court has ruled that it is within its powers to strike down the idea of nullification.
All of this, from desegregation to the Supremacy Clause, is answered in my NullificationFAQ.com.
That someone could answer a proponent of nullification with the claim that the Supreme Court ruled against it only shows the person didn’t understand the question. Here’s why.
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