Arizona Votes on Amending Constitution in November to include Nullification AmendmentSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 13:53
Arizona Votes on Amending Constitution in November to include Nullification Amendment
In the Summer of 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts were signed into law by a then President, John Adams. The Acts criminalized any criticism of the current government, its politicians, its actions, and delivered the authority for the president to deport and declare an enemy, any resident of the United States. To add, these acts were signed into law by President Adams the day before his term was to end.
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison opposed the Alien and Sedition Acts, and sought to effectively nullify them within the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, respectively. Jefferson and Madison, Tenthers, reminded America of the right of a free people and state to nullification, the right to declare “NO”, and accomplished that within their respective State Resolutions.
Put more clearly, Nullification is the right of a state and free people to invalidate a law, in this instance, a federal law, that is deemed unconstitutional or in violation of natural rights.