Tag Archives: Nullification

Debunked

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, a middle aged white guy who wears tri-corner hats opened fire on multiple government buildings, including the Mexican consulate, in Austin, Texas last night. Here he is in a tri-corner hat. More here. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Unanimous Consent

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, President Obama is reportedly considering issuing an executive order that would grant work permits to millions of immigrants according to the Associated Press. Republicans will shit a brick. I can’t wait. Meanwhile, Senate … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Nullification in Idaho

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an amusing attempt to unilaterally subvert the federal government, hasn’t it? In this case, Idaho Republicans are arguing that the Supremacy Clause does not apply because the EPA itself is unconstitutional. Or something. … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

A Missouri Senate committee voted to pass an unconstitutional nullification bill last week which would make it a crime for federal agents to enforce laws in Missouri, but that may not be the worst part. Missouri Republicans also passed a … Continue reading
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Anti-NSA Activists Discover a (Not So) New Weapon Against the Government: States’ Rights

You might’ve noticed that since the election of President Obama, there’s been a re-emergence of support for nullification. Briefly described, nullification is thought to be the right of the states to overrule federal laws, per the language of the Tenth … Continue reading
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If You Stand With Rand, You Also Stand With His Racist Crackpot Buddies

My Thursday column: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has a racism problem. It’s not the same as Paula Deen’s racism problem. He didn’t try to serve up “Sambo burgers” or hire actors to playing slaves at a wedding. That we know … Continue reading
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The Slow Creep Toward 1861

Nullification is the precursor to secession in so far as it essentially allows a state to divorce itself from federal laws. And, of course, it’s one of several tools employed by racist states rights’ yayhoos. Alabama is eerily close to … Continue reading
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Kentucky Moves Forward With Nullification

Here’s the latest unconstitutional bill passed by self-described constitutional originalists who are only trying to protect the Constitution. Any federal law, rule, regulation, or order created on or after January 1, 2013, including any amendment or other change made after … Continue reading
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Dead on Arrival

Artist – John Cole In other news, Montana voters may soon be asked to weigh in on an unconstitutional bill that would “make it a crime for a federal agent to take any law-enforcement steps without first getting permission from … Continue reading
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American Racism’s Greatest Ally: The Republican Party

My Tuesday column and some familiar territory: In a relative sense the American Civil War wasn’t that long ago. Soon after I was born, my parents took me to visit my great grandfather, Charles Davis, who everyone called “Pappy.” Pappy … Continue reading
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Alabama Does the Nullification Dance

Not to be left out of the fruitless crusade to preemptively nullify federal law that does not yet exist, Alabama legislators are showing their hand. The Alabama legislature is considering an unconstitutional bill that would make it a felony for … Continue reading

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Virginia GOP Dabbles in Nullification

This isn’t straight-up nullification per say, but it is skating awfully close to it and may also be unconstitutional. A Virginia House of Delegates committee endorsed a controversial bill Friday that would prevent any state or local government entity from … Continue reading

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Patriot Code

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, President Obama selected Denis McDonough to serve as his new Chief of Staff today. Also — you haven’t seen what drunk looks like until you’ve seen this.

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Mississippi Republicans’ Nullification Fantasy

Mississippi Republicans are pushing for the creation of a “Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Law.” The bill, known as the Mississippi Balance of Powers Act, was authored by state Rep. Gary Chism (R), chairman of the House … Continue reading

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Strict Constitutionalists

And when I say “strict,” what I mean is “strictly ignore” the constitution. The Constitution provides that acts of Congress “shall be the supreme law of the land” which is why states do not have the power to ignore federal … Continue reading

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