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DID THOMAS JEFFERSON GIVE US THE ANSWER TO OPPOSING ANY ILLEGAL AMNESTY BILL PASSED BY CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT?

Short of either submission or open revolt, did Thomas Jefferson provide us with an alternative to obeying any Federal law that provides amnesty to illegal aliens? It appears so. And the answer lies within "states rights."

It is theoretically possible, according to Jefferson, to nullify duly passed laws of the Federal Government. A nullification which has never been tested and which may be beyond the powers of the Supreme Court to deny.

Even if the response of the Federal Government were to impose financial sanctions upon the individual states, the states could take further action to limit the amount of money remitted to the Federal coffers.

The challenge would require a massive effort on the part of the states and the citizens. In fact, it would be far easier to simply vote the evildoers, to quote a well-known President, out of office and threaten any political party with disaster should a law be enacted against the public will.

But it still remains an intriguing political theory...and possibly the last defense against a dictatorship in the United States. 

According to Jefferson, "Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principles of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes, delegated to that Government certain definite powers, reserving each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self Government; and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: That to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming as to itself, the other party: That the Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common Judge, each party has an equal right to judge of itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress."

What can YOU do?

Inform your representatives over-and-over, and then once again, how you feel about amnesty for illegal aliens and their attempt to ramrod legislation that is opposed by the majority of American citizens. Legislation which is almost impossible for the current administration to implement on a timely and cost effective basis.

Vote against those who hold the American public in contempt and believe that their way is the right way. Specifically Kennedy, Kyl, Graham, Reid, Pelosi, Flake, and others of their bought-and-paid for arrogant ilk.

-- steve

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Research:

Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government, We the States: An Anthology of Historic Documents and Commentaries thereon, Expounding the State and Federal Relationship (Richmond, Va.: William Byrd Press, 1964), pp. 143-44.

For those wishing a full and complete essay on this subject, the Foundation for Economic Freedom provides an excellent overview of the subject.


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