The great issue of our times is the same great issue of the 1830s. The question is whether Congress can pass legislation or the President issue executive orders that are not authorized by or consistent with the Constitution?
The federal government is a republic composed of separate and sovereign republics.
What recourse do the States have individually and in combination when the central government acts in a fashion that is contrary to the limits and enumerated powers of the Constitution?
The answer, other than an appeal to the courts, is nullification. This term is defined as the assertion that States can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.
I was talking to my good friend Bill the other night and the subject of Mr. Obama came up. Have you noticed that everything Hugo Chavez has done, Mr. Obama wants to do too? After Chavez gained power, he shut down the media that reported any negative news on him. Mr. Obama has been trying to control the media since before the election. Chavez took over the oil companies in Venezuela and I was reading yesterday that Mr. Obama wants to Nationalize the Oil Companies here in America because of what happened in the Gulf. Anyone else see the connection? Most people I talk to cannot wait for the November election. I just hope we make it. People seem to forget quickly. I know exactly where I was and how I felt on 9/11 and the days after. Now I read stories about a Mosque being built on or near the the World Trade Center. What next, Obama and bin Laden having dinner together at the White House?