You said, "That angry mob wasn't looking to apply nullification correctly. They said states could decide which federal laws to follow, not that they could resist unconstitutional federal laws. Big difference."
Splitting hairs. "True" nullifiers would decide to not follow or resist unconstitutional federal laws.
I think the overlooked thing here is that the nullifiers were threatening to "burn us down if you will not agree with them." This is a threat of violence on another person. While I can certainly understand the sentiment when resisting tyranny, at that stage violence was going too far.
Rather, their state should ignore the law and then prepare for the federal gov't to use threat of violence against them, as most assuredly the threat would come.
Thus, that's the key reason why you don't have this strategy implemented much. Folks are fearful of the fed government's reprisal.
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford
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