Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ron Paul is Right: Nullification Movement is Happening

-Mike Maharrey
Last week, Ron Paul stirred up a firestorm when he called states defying the feds “a good thing.”
I would like to start off by talking about the subject and the subject is secession and nullification, the breaking up of government, and the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening.
Unsurprisingly, the establishment on both the left and the right threw an apoplectic fit. One progressive website called Dr. Paul “a moron” for even daring to suggest that states can nullify unconstitutional federal acts or regions might want to secede from centralized, monopoly government. And the Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck supported Convention of States Project used Paul’s comments to attack the principles of nullification.

Despite legitimate secession movements in Scotland, Italy and Canada, the idea remains primarily theoretical in the United States—an option for the future if things continue to deteriorate, as Paul put it. But a robust nullification movement continues to grow and gain momentum across the country today.