Arizona Leads the Way – Nullification and the Practice of States Rights

As Joel Poindexter wrote in the Tenth Amendment Center story Arizona Moves to Regain Sovereignty, “The proposed amendment, HCR:2004, is intended to reassert Arizona’s sovereignty as a state, and regain control over much of the state’s lands and resources. According to Section C. of the proposal: “The State of Arizona declares its sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within its boundaries….” The authors made exceptions for existing military posts, Indian reservations, and federal property, pursuant to the US constitution’s Article I, Section 8, Clause 17.”

The effects of a growing number of State Acts of Nullification against NDAA, Immigration, and other Federal laws and regulations is creating a rising tide of Stated Rights, exercised through Nullification.  This is an essential element of what will happen in the years to come, as we must not count on the Federal Courts to remove unconstitutional laws.  Nullification by state legislatures, and by county sherriffs will be essential components in turning the tide of Federal over-reach.

As such, it is imperative that all patriots pay close attention to candidates for their state legislatures, and for county sheriffs as well.  This is a pivotal point in the American Republic – the ability of state and local juresdictions to nullify and resist, with legitimate authority, the over-reach of a federal mandate or action.  This is, essentially, our pressure-relief valve, designed by the founders to protect against extreme abuses of the federal power, which would otherwise result in revolution, and the disolving of our Republic.

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