Nullification, part deux

posted by
February 7, 2011
Nolan Chart
by Don Goins  
Posted in Commentary

"The main justification of the Nullifiers (for lack of a better term) comes from the Virginia Resolution, written by James Madison, and the Kentucky Resolutions (plural) written by Thomas Jefferson, both passed in 1798. The resolutions were in response to the Federal government's Alien and Sedition Acts; a series of legislation passed by Congress in the same year. The problem with this justification is not whether Jefferson or Madison felt that a state could nullify a federal law; they did. The problem is the resolutions didn't amount to anything." (02/06/11)  


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