Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century

7:38 am in Books by James W. Garlington

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, “Resolved, that the several states composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government [that is, the federal government]; …that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: …that as in all other cases of compact [referring to the U.S. Constitution] among parties having no common Judge, each party [that is, each state] has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

This theme of the states acting as a check on unconstitutional exercises of power by the federal government, as expounded by Jefferson above and by many others, is at the heart of Dr. Thomas Woods’s latest book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.  Nullification is the refusal of a state to allow an unconstitutional law to be enforced within her borders.  In his book Dr. Woods explains more about what nullification is, why it is constitutional, how it has been used beneficially in the past in the United States, and how it can be used to stop the proliferation of unlawful federal acts today.

To order the book or read excerpts from it, visit Amazon’s page for the book:

A small flyer (5.5″ x 8.5″) on nullification is available for viewing and/or downloading at this address:

I encourage you to either forward the flyer by e-mail to those you know or to print copies to distribute to your neighbors, family, friends, and state and local government officials (local print shops will print copies in black-and-white fairly cheaply); to place on vehicle windshields; etc.  On the revival of the concept of nullification and other forms of state interposition depends much of our liberty.