Ron Paul Supports Nullification Principle
Written by Raven Clabough
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:00
Ron PaulAt a September 4 ‚ÄúJohn Dennis for Congress‚ÄĚ rally in San Francisco, Texas Congressman Ron Paul addressed the growing popularity of the state nullification movement. Dennis, a Republican, hopes to win the seat now held by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
State nullification is based on the principle that states can ignore or refuse to comply with federal laws deemed unconstitutional or beyond the boundaries of the federal government’s delegated authority. Proponents of state nullification, such as Professor Thomas E. Woods and Judge Andrew Napolitano, assert that it is the most appropriate measure to take against federal government overreach like ObamaCare and cap and trade.
At the rally, Ron Paul noted that the federal government has moved away from its original role as designed by the Founding Fathers, which was ultimately ‚Äúto protect liberty.‚ÄĚ He notes, ‚ÄúThe Constitution has nothing to do with restraining peaceful activity of individuals. It is essentially a document written for the purposes of limiting the government.‚ÄĚ