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Obama incompetence

America can feel much safer now, based on what is reported in the LA Times:

“As president, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people. And when the system fails, it is my responsibility,” Obama said.

I have learned that when Obama says, “The buck stops here!” the buck is just on a layover.  And this was indeed the case recently.  Just after saying, “The buck stops here,” Obama was notified that an appropriate scapegoat who allowed the terrorist to board the plane in Detroit had been found.  The culprit is Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan.  Who knows what he got to do the mea culpa?

So aside from the good news of passing the buck, the ancillary benefit for Obama is, like with Biden, Obama has exposed America to yet another incompetent white guy!  Who cares that Obama picked them both!  The buck stops THERE!

In the spirit of transparency, Obama informed America that when terrorist suspects are found, they will be exposed.  As we say, “Put on Front Street.”  I can hardly wait to see the transparency involved here. Obama exposing Muslims and African. I guess we will get three days of visibility to review their mugshots on the internet, before they are publicly waterboarded. No, we will put them in explosive underwear, and draw lottery tickets on who gets to detonate.  Wait, that is what would happen if I were POTUS!

The question for me is why hasn’t protecting America’s citizens been a priority to begin with?  The president’s #1 job is the protection of America.  Was Obama not aware of binary explosives?  This is scary stuff!

And guess who is doing all this planning, people willing to blow off their naughty bits for the sake of Allah? Crap…I gave it away!  Yes, young men with names like Abdullah and Muhammed, and who look like Muslims and Africans.  Obama’s potential solution to the problem:  Racial profiling.  There it is America, a black man profiling people of color!  GASP!  You got it…it’s all Bush’s fault!

For Bush, protecting America was like breathing.  You wake up, take a big gulp of air, then start looking for radicals, real radicals—not our military men and women or 80-year old white grandmothers—to beat down.  One step Bush took after 9-11 was to established the Department of Homeland Security, which allowed all our various security agencies to communicate properly to prevent terrorist attacks.  How many attacks were there after Bush did this?  Crickets…

Under Obama, there have been twelve separate major incidents of terror on America from the massacre in Ft. Hood to the underwear bomber.  Nobody harmed Americans on our soil under Bush, and Bush didn’t have this many “major incidents” for the remainder of his presidency.  If you’re wondering what has happened, as reported by CNN, referencing the six-page White House report:

“…it was the inability of the intelligence community to “connect the dots” in putting all the pieces of information and analysis together.”

White House gobblety-goop explained:  So the same intelligence community that allowed NO attacks under Bush, has allowed two attacks under Obama and eight other major incidents?  I know…it’s Bush’s fault!

Incompetence is infectious, and there is a pandemic in the Obama administration.  Despite what you were told about Bush being dumb, Obama makes Bush look like Einstein!

Here’s the wrap:

Obama has never taken protecting America seriously.  He believed that his mere presence was protection enough for America, because that is how narcissists think.  Why would anybody want to attack America, if it is governed by a GOD?!

Because of Obama’s vanity, America’s security has taken ten steps backwards, and his “leadership” is truly the blind leading the blind.  Obama’s incompetence is exceeded only by his ability to find people equally incompetent and in many cases more; something I thought was impossible!

I find it ironic that a man who calls waterboarding torture, and attempts to rid the world of nuclear weapons would reference Truman’s plaque—the only president to authorize dropping the ultimate weapon…nuclear bombs.

Though I am not a fan of former KKK member Harry S. Truman, he at least had the guts to protect America and save lives by taking the harsh step of bombing the enemy who attacked America by bombing Pearl Harbor.  What do you think Obama would have done under similar circumstances?  Pass the buck!

That’s my rant!

© 2010 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved

 
 
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  • Gregg

    Thanks Kevin. Another great read!! When are you going to run for something? More folks like you and we might stand a chance.

  • http://www.blackshere.net Jim Schurmann

    Kevin-Great rant.
    “people willing to blow off their naughty bits for the sake of Allah”.Thats funny but sad at the same time.
    Isn’t it strange the Libs. told us for 8 years Bush was a moron and yet when asked why they are trying the terrorists in civil court they say Bush did it first?
    I agree with Gregg we need more people with your writing and speaking skills to run for office.

  • jj solari

    cant add nuthin to THIS. except that maybe it shouldnt be a mystery that a muslim president aint gonna do much to impede jihad. that just aint in the muslim playbook.

  • http://www.theblacksphere.net Kevin Jackson

    @Gregg – Gracias, Amigo! That’s “Thanks, Bud!” in Austrian!

  • http://www.theblacksphere.net Kevin Jackson

    @Jim – Thanks for the kind words. Not running for political office, but am determined to make sure that ANY party follows the Constitution!

  • http://www.theblacksphere.net Kevin Jackson

    @jj – I agree. But they have 3 years to do it!

  • http://fuzislippers.blogspot.com/ Fuzzy

    What a fantastic post! I enjoyed reading every sentence, and couldn’t agree with you more.

  • http://www.spinsterpov.blogspot.com Karen

    But he wasn’t quoting Truman, he was quoting Kennedy – at least according to Diane Sawyer and George Snuffalupogus.

    Not to mention that we should absolutely believe whatever he says now because he has been so truthful in the past. Is there anybody out there who actually believes that Obama accepts responsibility for ANYTHING.

  • helene

    Great writing once again – glad we have you on our side – makes me optimistic a whole lot. Cheers for America – the Constitution way – not the BO way.

  • Tamara

    Kevin:
    Obama is not only ignoring the terrorists who are trying to kill us, he’s IMPORTING them!

    Last year VISA’s were give to over 12 THOUSAND Egyptians, 12 THOUSAND Nigerians, and 12 THOUSAND Ethiopians.

    You know, all of those Christian countries!

    People think the terrorism is bad now? Wait ’til he’s done importing more of the enemy to our shores. Read THIS and tell me that Obama wants to keep us safe!
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/01/atlas-exclusive-diversity-and-religious-visas-continue-to-increase-from-islamic-terror-sponsor.html

  • Tamara

    This spoof of Obama as the Godfather is hilarious. OMG I’m still laughing!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_LQXffCGvw

  • http://google gh

    An excellent rant, Kevin. Thank you for putting the feelings of so many of us out there. Your style of expression says it probably better than any could. And I also agree with one of the comments to a comment. Staying with the original spirit and context of COTUS is where one will find my voting inclination, regardless the party. States Sovereignty Rights are very key to a vibrant America as well…DC isn’t to be really trusted or entrusted much, imo. The people are the real engine though for this great country, always was, always must be. I also am glad that the last President was mentioned as one who felt protecting us as normal to him as breathing. And it showed. I will never forget that. I hope the current presence in government does not send all into a hazy, “whatever” state of thinking pattern.

  • http://rumcrook.wordpress.com/ rumcrook¾

    obama is like an onion, as his presidency wears on the layers will be pealed back. sure he’s incompetent, just not at the things that matter to HIM.

    he has been trying to overwhelm the system we call america with every left wing group and cause being sent over the hill at us like wave after wave of screaming chinese blowing whistles and firing rifles. ( a visual borrowed from my fathers stories) any way he has his agenda and he only focusws on national security when he has been backed into a corner, sort of like doing the right thing because literaly he has no other options left.

    in other words saying he’s incompetant is a little off base. he trained for the day he could cut capitalism off at the knees, bring america down to the level it needs to be at and re-shape it as his mentors have allways wished to do.

    he never lied about the one core thing he ran on.

    change.

    change at all costs.

    everything else is a back bench issue unless it gets in the way of change.

    and then he is forced to deal with it.

  • http://www.theblacksphere.net Kevin Jackson

    @rum – Obama IS incompetent, because the “change” he is fighting for will backfire. He threw a grenade, but the schrapnel is killing Dems. Even the house-cleaning he is doing with Dodd, et al won’t help them. Finally America has seen the ugly side of Liberalism and it looks like…a drunk Rosie O’Donnell!

  • http://google gh

    But isn’t there an all over scheme where Dems aren’t afraid of losing their seats due to the work of SEIU and ACORN voting registration fraud and set ups? American Thinker has an article today on this. Hope it’s an overreach, but the way corruption works, there may be truth in it. The sentiment, the Socialistic Leftist Cause is in power…does one think they will go away easily??

  • jj solari

    could be worse. could be a drunk naked rosie o’donnell.

  • Sandi

    Sometimes when I read your blog,…..I think I’m falling in love! You are right on!

  • Tamara

    jj:
    A drunk, naked Rosie O’Donnell would do about as much to this country as she’s doing now:
    NOTHING.

    Kevin calls it straight up.
    And the emperor Obama has no clothes.
    More afraid of his naked ass than I am O’Donnell’s!

  • jj solari

    well, tamara, yeah, i, like know that, but, well, a drunk and NAKED rosie odonnell would mean that you could, like, ya know, see her skin and flesh and stuff, and well, that would be worse, than, like, ya know, just a drunk rosie odonnell. i was trying to tell a, whacha callit, oh, a joke and junk, and i guess, well, i guess i’m just not, ya know, very, like, ya know, good at it.

  • http://www.theblacksphere.net Mick

    Tamara

    That certainly is a frightening thought. Can just imagine how the liberal press would spin a naked ass Obowma….especially MSNBC! Knowing how they always attempt to make a positive out of a negative the naked ass spin would definitely be comical.

  • teed

    rumcrook3/4
    “he has been trying to overwhelm the system we call america with every left wing group and cause being sent over the hill at us like wave after wave of screaming chinese blowing whistles and firing rifles”

    it must be how custer felt at little big horn. they are indeed trying to wear us down. hopefully massachusetts can fire a major salvo at them by electing scott brown to the senate next week.

  • Jibreel Riley

    Its like a 21st Gone With The Wind… either way, the moonbats will form column around Harry Reid because he delivered in heathcare

  • http://google gh

    :sad: We can’t really think this Nation is that divided to actually give an obviously come of age now very old Marxists philosophied hippies left over from the 60s, one minute of our time to overrule our Constitutional Republic. But wait, either corruptly or honestly, the frickin’ gauze headed Electoral College voted this crowd in! And the song and dance they fed the people who weren’t checking backgrounds, associations, connecting dots, just took the bait. Really sad. Some say it was the college crowd false sensed, guilt crowd that did it ( don’t get that, but if I imagine how they came up with guilt as a reason to vote for someone), that’s really dumb. Sorry, I just can’t believe this behavior is being allowed…

  • Dana

    @gh
    My daughter is one of those false sensed, guilt crowd who voted for Obama without knowing a damn thing about either candidate. I never thought I’d say this, but most young people, or anyone under 30, is pretty much clueless about politics and its effect on our country.

    We got into an “intense” discussion about it a week ago to the point where she was just saying, “OK, I made a mistake, get over it!” I asked her what she was going to do to fix it then gave her a copy of Beck’s Common Sense to read, and together we read from Arguing With Idiots.

    Hopefully she’ll absorb some of the message and become more involved in the next election and stop voting with her heart, like so many did.

  • http://google gh

    @Dana
    Really good to hear that your daughter is not longer blindly following along. This gives me hope…thanks. Thank gosh for Beck’s book too!

  • Karen

    Thousands From Terror-Sponsoring Nations Entering U.S. on ‘Diversity Visas’
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/07/thousands-terror-sponsoring-nations-entering-diversity-visas/

    In the wake of the botched Christmas Day terror attack, members of Congress are worried that extremists could use the State Department’s diversity visa lottery as a means of getting to the U.S.

    The State Department is planning to welcome thousands of immigrants from terror-watch list countries into the United States this year through a “diversity visa” lottery — a giant legal loophole some lawmakers say is a “serious national security threat” that has gone unchecked for years.

    Ostensibly designed to increase ethnic diversity among immigrants, the program invites in thousands of poorly educated laborers with few job skills — and that’s only the beginning of its problems, according to lawmakers and government investigations.

    “There are a lot of holes in this program in terms of security and in terms of fraud,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who has written legislation aimed at killing the lottery.

    Now, in the wake of the botched Christmas Day terror attack that emerged from Nigeria and Yemen, members of Congress are worried the system could be vulnerable to radicals looking to “play” the visa lottery as a means of reaching the U.S.

    Here’s how it works: to avoid getting stuck with 3.5 million others on a visa waiting list, hundreds of thousands of people put their names into the separate diversity lottery, which rewards countries that typically see low levels of immigration to the U.S. Immediate family are allowed to join lottery winners.

    Countries like China, where lots of immigrants originate, are excluded.

    Then a computer in Kentucky picks names at random from the qualified applicants, who need only a high school degree or two years at a job that requires two years of experience. The program accounts for about 10 percent of all immigrant visas each year.

    Included in the lottery are all four countries the U.S considers state sponsors of terror — Iran, Sudan, Cuba, and Syria — and 13 of the 14 nations that are coming under special monitoring from the Transportation Security Administration as founts of terrorism. Pakistan is excluded because, like China, it sends over tens of thousands of immigrants each year and doesn’t need to be in the lottery.

    Among the winners for 2010 are:

    Nigeria: 6,006
    Iran: 2,773
    Algeria: 1,957
    Sudan: 1,084
    Afghanistan: 345
    Cuba: 298
    Somalia: 229
    Lebanon: 181
    Libya: 152
    Iraq: 142
    Saudi Arabia: 104
    Syria: 98
    Yemen: 72

    Though Umar Farouk Abdulmattallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day, used a tourist visa — not a diversity visa — to enter the country, Goodlatte said he worries that Al Qaeda members will game the system. He fears they will submit the names of young acolytes from Saudi Arabia or Yemen who have clean records and could gain entry to the U.S. to wreak havoc. More than 1,000 such visas have been granted to Yemenis in the past decade alone.

    “You can take young people out of the madrassas that have no record of any activity with a terrorist organization but are loyal followers of Usama bin Laden,” he said.

    The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General recommended in a 2003 report that terror-sponsoring nations be removed from the diversity visa program.

    “OIG believes that this program contains significant vulnerabilities to national security as hostile intelligence officers, criminals and terrorists attempt to use it to enter the United States as permanent residents,” the office’s deputy inspector testified to Congress in 2004.

    A separate report filed by the Government Accountability Office also faulted the program for being susceptible to widespread fraud. A cottage industry has emerged abroad to cater to the lottery, and it regularly bilks people out of massive amounts of money and even coerces some into marriage to keep their diversity visas.

    But State Department officials told FoxNews.com that they have a powerful security protocol in place to protect the system — a point underscored in their rebuttal to the GAO report.

    “We do not see the DV (diversity visa) program as uniquely vulnerable,” when it comes to state sponsors of terrorism, they said, because of careful vetting that includes “two types of biometric checks and name checks.”

    They acknowledged that fraud occurs in the lottery, with one official saying, “It is a sad reality that all visa categories encounter sham marriages, suspect identities, fraudulent documents, use of agents and unlikely stories” — but they cited an “impressive array” of strategies they use to tackle fraud.

    The program hasn’t been without its cost: one beneficiary, whose wife received a diversity lottery visa, killed two people at Los Angeles International Airport in a 2002 shooting spree at the El Al ticket counter, an act the government labeled terrorism.

    Still, the lottery has some staunch defenders, including Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who is sponsoring an amendment that would double the number of diversity visas to 110,000 a year. Because of State Department enforcement and lack of interest, not all of the 55,000 visas offered each year are taken by winners of the lottery.

    Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., argued that the program allows many immigrants to come and make lives for themselves in the U.S., including soccer phenom Freddy Adu, who formerly played for D.C. United.

    “The Diversity Visa Program is the chance for many people of color around the world to immigrate to the United States and pursue the same American dream that many of the ancestors of the members [of Congress] here were able to pursue,” Conyers said in congressional debate in 2007.

    Yet the name of the game hasn’t always been diversity, and some experts argue that the program itself is racist for using ethnic criteria for immigration.

    Prominent Irish- and Italian-American lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Kennedy, crafted the law in 1988 as a way to confer legal status on immigrants from their countries of ancestry.

    “If you look at the legislative history of it, it has nothing to do with diversity,” said Anne Law, a professor of political science at DePaul University. Offering citizenship to hundreds of thousands of poorly educated illegal immigrants from Ireland and Italy was a hard sell to the public, she said, so congressmen used “diversity rhetoric” to mask ethnic pork-barrel politics.

    “They were trying to tap into multiculturalism, so they thought, ‘Let’s jump on that bandwagon,'” she said. Government officials say the program offered 40 percent of its visas to the Irish in its early years.

    Though legislation concerning the lottery has stalled in Congress, lawmakers who are seeking to end its funding say it has offered few advantages in its 21 years, even as it swells the ranks of poorly educated workers at a time of financial troubles in the United States.

    “Why on Earth do we have a program that gives green cards to people for no reason whatsoever?” asked Goodlatte. “They have their names pulled out of a hat — they have no job skills, no family — [yet] they get to the front of the line.”

    OBAMA MAKING SURE AMERICA BECOMES “ONE OF THE LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD”

    ——
    14,000 Nigerians
    Fourteen thousand (14,000) – the number of Nigerians coming to the U.S.A. in February under Obama’s immigrant visa program.
    And that’s not all that are coming under the suicidal (for America) State department policy of diversity and religious visas:

    DIVERSITY VISAS FOR FEBRUARY SKYROCKET
    Atlas exposed the insane State department policy of diversity and religious visas. Last week I gave the latest numbers for the dramatic increases in these dangerous and suicidal visas.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/01/diversity-visa-for-february-skyrocket-.html

    So why is the Obama administration loosening border enforcement, increasing State Dept. “Diversity Visas,” and bringing In thousands from terror-sponsoring countries?
    http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275986.html

    Is there really any question why “Muslim-fathered, Muslim-educated” Barack Obama relaxed the rules for religious visas (which benefit Muslims, predominantly) and whose visa policies are increasing Islamic immigration to the U.S.?
    Obama’s Visa Policies Increase Islamic Immigration to the U.S.A.
    DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS VISAS INCREASE FROM ISLAMIC TERROR-SPONSORING NATIONS

    (Jan. 9, 2010) — If the hellish Islamic terrorist attack of 9-11-2001 taught us anything, it should have taught us that handing out visas to Islamic immigrants is dangerous to our health. Pamela Geller has been studying that lesson at her website Atlas Shrugs, and it appears that Barack Obama did not learn the lesson very well.

    On January 8, Ms. Geller posted “Atlas Exclusive: Diversity and Religious Visas Continue to Increase from Islamic Terror Sponsoring Nations,” in which she documents the Obama administration’s loosening of visa regulations for immigrants with Islamic backgrounds. First, Muslim-fathered, Muslim-educated Obama relaxed the rules for religious visas:

    Obama wasted no time in opening up the visa regulations when he took office last year, beginning with “religious visas.” Before, whoever wanted to enter as a supposed ‘missionary’ needed to demonstrate his/her affiliation with a religious institution for at least two years. Obama changed it to almost no proof at all.

    It is predominately Muslims who use the “religious visa”. And that number is quite high. Many countries such as Pakistan or territories such as Palestine use this type of visa, because it has been harder for them to get a regular visa (though that is no longer true for the Palestinians). But because most Muslims can’t really provide or do not want to provide the information of a specific mosque they’ve attended or they’ve “preached” at, they complained — and now DOS has granted their wish of waiving the 2-year proof requirement.

    Bottom line, this [is] yet another type of visa they are using, and this change helps them enormously.

    Next come “diversity” visas. The experience of Europe might suggest that calculated, cultivated multi-culturalism is an invitation to cultural suicide, but leftist Democrats seem determined to de-Americanize America to prove how tolerant we are. Pam Geller spells out how diversity visas are used to further the left’s multi-cultural agenda:

    Another type of visa that is dangerous and is an IV (Immigrant Visa), is what is called a “Diversity” visa — a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants.” Diversity Visas (DV) each fiscal year are made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting the simple eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for diversity visas. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration.

    Just to give you an idea of the impact of these changes on regions rife with jihad, look at the numbers.

    And don’t be fooled by Europe’s number — diversity means we are importing Europe’s Pakistanis, Moroccans, Algerians, etc., and we know how well they have integrated into those societies.

    New numbers [for 2010] show a dramatic increase. And remember Egypt includes Gaza and Ethiopia includes Somalis …that’s how they hide those numbers.
    http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/01/10/obamas-visa-policies-increase-islamic-immigration-to-the-u-s-a/

    Do we need any further evidence that Barack Obama is not serious about fighting the threat of ISLAMIC terrorism?
    Recalling that in an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,”

    Ed Weaver: Obama is not serious about fighting terrorism

    Obama talked tough last week when referring to the War on Terror.

    Well, to a point he did. And then he failed — again.

    “We are at war against al Qaeda, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11,” Obama said. “And we’ve made progress. Al Qaeda’s leadership is hunkered down. We have worked closely with partners, including Yemen, to inflict major blows against al Qaeda leaders. And we have disrupted plots at home and abroad, and saved American lives.”

    http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2010/01/12/opinion/doc4b4bae1e59501392290486.txt

    (video) it seems that he intends to make that come true, even though it wasn’t true at the time he said it – and still isn’t – yet. It seems that Obama has no problem with the U.S. living with daily acts of terrorism like is the case in predominantly Muslim countries.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/06/03/obama_us_one_of_the_largest_muslim_countries_in_the_world.html

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/06/03/obama_us_one_of_the_largest_muslim_countries_in_the_world.html

  • Janelle

    “The difference between 1994 and now is…..me”. That statement alone is enough to make me retch and laugh in equal proportions.

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  • madmath1

    This isn’t the blind leading the blind. It’s the blind, deaf and dumbest leading the blind deaf and dumber. I’ve viewed this man as nothing more than an Islamic Manchuarian Candidate and nothing he’s done from day one has changed that view. They’ve (the administration) done everything short of handing out the suicide jackets to these animals and opening the door to them while punishing patriotic and libertian Americans with their so call “security updates”. This is why the political demographics are changing and this radical is so into himself or is just so belligerent that he does not understand or want to understand that we get it now, even the liberals.

  • http://www.teamsarah.org/ Susan

    Raising the bar for Nullification
    05. Feb, 2010 Comments (14)

    by Michael Boldin

    Around the country, twenty two states are currently considering a bill known as the “Firearms Freedom Act.” This bill declares that guns, accessories, and ammunition made within a state, sold within that state and kept in that state are not subject to federal laws or regulations under the “Interstate Commerce Clause” of the Constitution.

    Montana and Tennessee passed a Firearms Freedom Act into law in 2009, and a number of states are moving that direction in the 2010 legislative session. In South Carolina, where a Firearms Freedom Act was also introduced in 2009, some representatives have taken things a step further.

    NULLIFYING GUN REGISTRATIONS

    Introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly this week is House Bill 4509 (H4509), which if passed, would make law that “no public official of any jurisdiction may require registration of purchasers of firearms or ammunition within the boundaries of this State.”

    No caveat for regulations under the commerce clause. No caveat for types of firearms either. This bill says NO to all gun registrations – period.

    The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition.

    In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Thomas Jefferson wrote in response to the hated Alien and Sedition Acts:

    “The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government”

    and

    “where powers are assumed [by the federal government] which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy: that every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact, to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits: that without this right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whosoever might exercise this right of judgment for them”

    In short, nullification means this: The state is taking a position that a particular federal law is unconstitutional, and thus, the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

    But nullification is much more than just mere rhetoric. To nullify a federal law in practice requires active resistance to it by the people and the state government.

    INTERPOSITION

    In the Virginia Resolution of 1798, James Madison wrote of the principle of interposition:

    That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid that they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.

    Here Madison asserts what is implied in nullification laws – that state governments not only have the right to resist unconstitutional federal acts, but that, in order to protect liberty, they are “duty bound to interpose” or stand between the federal government and the people of the state.

    H4509 includes strong language to assert this principle:

    Federal agents have flouted the United States Constitution and foresworn their oath to support this Constitution by requiring registration of the purchasers of firearms and ammunition, and these requirements violate the limits of authority placed upon the federal agents by the United States Constitution and are dangerous to the liberties of the people

    (B) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no public official of any jurisdiction may require registration of purchasers of firearms or ammunition within the boundaries of this State.

    (C) Any person violating the provisions of this subsection (B) is guilty of a felony and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

    A GROWING MOVEMENT

    Supporters of such legislation point to laws passed by other states that have effectively nullified federal laws around the country. Fourteen states have now defied federal laws on marijuana. And, two dozen states have refused to comply with the Bush-era Real ID Act, rendering that 2005 law virtually null and void today.

    Guns, national ID cards, and weed might be just the early stages of a quickly growing movement to nullify other federal laws seen as outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers. In states around the country this year, bills have been proposed to defy or nullify federal laws on health care, use of national guard troops overseas, legal tender laws, cap and trade, and even the process of collecting federal income taxes.

    The final goal? It’s a long way off – a federal government that follows the strict limits of the constitution, whether it wants to or not.

    CLICK HERE to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s Legislative Tracking Page for Current Nullification Efforts

    Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

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