Faceoff! States tell feds to back down
What if Washington made a law and nobody paid attention? Or even more significantly, what if states specifically repudiated it and threatened to prosecute those enforcing it?
The questions no longer are rhetorical but a real option as eight states consider a blanket nullification of the Obamacare nationalization of health-care decision-making advances in their legislatures.
“Thomas Jefferson advised, ‘Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers … a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy,'” states the Tenth Amendment Center, which advocates a return to the constitutionally delegated powers for the federal government.
“When states pass laws to reject and nullify unconstitutional federal ‘laws,’ regulations and mandates – it’s not rebellion … it’s duty,” the organization states.