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State nullification may be the last best hope we have to defend ourselves from a federal government with an insatiable thirst for power.  Economist and historian Thomas Woods wrote a book about it a couple of years ago which I highly recommend.  It seems some folks down in Arizona might have read it.



Initiative would let voters overrule federal law

Voters could get the right to overrule federal laws and mandates under the terms of an initiative filed late Thursday.

The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution “is the supreme law of the land.” This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government — including the federal government.

More to the point, it would allow Arizonans “to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution.”

That could occur through a vote of the state House and Senate with consent of the governor.

But that also could occur through a popular vote on a ballot measure, effectively allowing voters to decide which federal laws they feel infringe on Arizona’s rights as a sovereign state.

I doubt New Jersey would ever pass such a law because we probably suck up to the federal government more than any other state.  Most New Jersey residents couldn’t care less about their constitutional rights.  But I don’t plan on living in New Jersey forever.  My intention is to move to New Hampshire and I think if Arizona is successful in pursuing nullification powers then New Hampshire and other states will quickly follow suit. 
Speaking of New Hampshire, members of the Free State Project had a huge victory the other week up there in the Granite State.  The state legislature passed, and the governor signed, the nation’s first fully-informed jury law.  The right of the jury to judge the law, and to judge it’s application are important protections against state tyranny.  But judges and prosecutors routinely instruct juries that they are only there to judge the facts of the case.  In New Hampshire, the juries will know better.  Read all about it here.

Go Free State Project!  Woooo Hoooooo!


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