Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Thomas E. Woods Jr., Thomas E. Woods, Alan Sklar (Narrator)

5 of 5 stars *****

The purpose of this book is to stop federal lawlessness. The United States Constitution is subject to interpretation by men/women who dismantle the restraints instituted by our founding fathers. That interpretation leads with the claim that our Constitution is a living document that may change to suit society's progress. The result of this attitude, which is taught by our most prestigious institutes of higher learning, is a complete reversal of the document's intention, to prevent tyranny. 

Nullification is the duty of every State and citizen to ignore any unconstitutional acts by the federal government; therefore, the federal government denies that Nullification is possible because it is not in the Constitution, spins the meaning of what is already written, or ignores the compact altogether. The process of changing any aspect of the Constitution is apparently too time consuming and/or revealing when the government desires to force its will upon America. This is usually done to profit those in power and control the rest of the population. Our founding fathers write the US Constitution with this in mind knowing that man, as the Bible teaches, is weak and a sinner; so he/she is susceptible to corruption. This is why the United States is a Republic ruled by laws and not by men. 

The debate concerns the power of each individual State, sovereignty, and the application of the United States Constitution, the law of the land. Resistance is staunch against Nullification because those profiting by ignoring it are in a position to remain powerful and so they mislead. 

Nullification is also information that fills the gap left by today's formal education of those who spend 12 years studying law in America. As Thomas E. Woods, Jr., points out, just bring up Nullification to the federal government and a history stemming from the inception of our country ensues. 

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century is full of information that is suppressed today because it challenges our leaders' status. It is necessary to return to our roots to elect the quality leaders that have integrity and not just intelligence. Just intelligence produces arrogance and deceit when moral codes are legislated out of law and schools. The United States decline is a direct result of this Progressive fundamental change. Over time, the citizenry accept what the government says as the rule and, thus, unknowingly give their power away. States have become dependent on federal bail outs for one reason or another and this bequeath of wealth enslaves lest they are cut off from such funding. 

This book is full of quotes from some of our brightest men to ever tread on American soil. The style of writing is a bit daunting but the depth and meaning of the words are compelling. The Kentucky Resolution written in 1798 and supported by Virginia in 1799:

"If those who administer the general government be permitted to transgress the limits fixed by that compact by a total disregard to the special delegations of power therein contained, annihilation of the State governments and the erection upon their ruins of a general consolidated government will be the inevitable consequence."

The turning point is here and now. Nullification is the answer to avoid any radical vigilante movements or a revolution, what a totalitarian regime awaits so they can declare Marshall Law.