By The Foundation for a Free Society
Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio http://www.antiwar.com speaks at Nullify Now in Los Angeles on May 28, 2011, about the American Empire and Foreign Policy. Nullify Now is sponsored by The Foundation for a Free Society and the Tenth Amendment Center.
From Nullify Now (Los Angeles):
The “peace president” bombs. The TSA gropes and scans. The drug war rages on. The fed prints and prints….and prints. Mandates and bailouts never seem to end.
What do we do about it?
Thomas Jefferson gave us the answer in 1798 in defense of free speech – “whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers….a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”
Through historical writings, case studies, and speeches by the nation’s Founders, more than 10 speakers will give you a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification, revealing:
What IS nullification? Clue – it’s not what the pundits of the politicians have been telling you.
How nullification has been used in defense of free speech, as resistance to slavery and conscription, and how it’s being used in modern times, right here in California
How we can address the TSA, foreign policy, marijuana, water rights, and other issues through state-based activity
How we can roll back unconstitutional expansions of federal power through nullification
Why the Founding Fathers believed that nullification was the “moderate middle ground”
Why the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution gives the states the power to nullify unconstitutional laws
Why states – not the Supreme Court – should arbitrate disputes between the states and the federal government over the constitutionality of the federal government’s actions.
We do not have at any level a government of law so Nullification is a chimera.
I just discussed my criticisms of Woods’ speech with him and now I’m convinced the guy is pure psyops — how can you spend 45 minutes teaching us about nullification by spending 1/3 of your time bashing half the population.
my mistake — but what can we expect from a guy who was Harvard educated and whose last 11 books made the NYTimes bestseller list? Of course he’s Mainstream – the very topic he describes.
It probably is a chimera… interesting idea, tho.
Woods isolates himself by insulting the Left, since he’s clearly still stuck in that false Left-Right paradigm.
I don’t know anyone – Left or Right – who appreciates being groped by the TSA, or who wants their food genetically modified, or wants to bailout out banksters, or who embraces never-ending war.
Hey, 10th Amendment Center and Dr. Woods, please grow up politically and ABANDON your attacks on the Left. You only serve the rulers by hanging on to this 200-year-old French label that no longer applies today.
Cuz, you will not succeed in any of your endeavors without a MASS MOVEMENT — people from all political stripes, races, sexual orientations and religions (or lack thereof).
Wake up, boys. The “Left” is not mainstream, and we are not your enemy.