Acting AG Whitaker: States Can Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Acts
Media elites have gone into full-throated freak-out over the fact that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (shown) supports the right of states to refuse to enact unconstitutional acts of the general government.
Known as nullification, this principle recognizes the retention by the states of all aspects of sovereign authority not granted by them to the federal government in the Constitution. The Constitution is the document wherein the states set out the metes and bounds of the national governmentâs âfew and definedâ powers. Beyond those constitutional boundaries, the national government was powerless, leaving the states with their undelegated ânumerous and indefiniteâ powers intact....
Yes, Jiminy, all Americansâand of course all real Americans are Republicans; the rest are socialists and/or anarcistsâhave much to be thankful for. We can be thankful that Bernie isnât the president, effecting his goofy ideas about giving away everything for free (howâd that pan out in the old Soviet Union, Jimmy lad?). We can be thankful that Hillary isnât in the White House completing Obamaâs program to destroy every vestige of liberty, prosperity and righteousness in America. We can be thankful that Donald Trump is working day and night to fix the economy and restore freedoms eroded during the Obama years. We can be thankful that the perjuring scum dragged up by Dianne Feinstein and her cronies failed to keep a conservative Constitutionalist off of the Supreme Court. And we can be thankful that nobodyâand I do mean nobodyâever believes a word you say. Yes, we have much to be thankful for.
It should be pointed out today, that many Republicans office holders have alot to be thankful for.
Who knows what? --About the good life
Robert O'Harrow Jr. , Shawn Boburg and Aaron C. Davis wrote: ....The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust described itself as a new watchdog nonprofit dedicated to exposing unethical conduct by public officials. For Whitaker, it became a lucrative steppingstone in a swift rise from a modest law practice in Iowa to the nationâs top law enforcement job. As FACTâs president, he regularly appeared on radio and television, often to skewer liberals....
...âItâs very possible that this organization is misusing its status as a charity,â said David Nelson, a specialist on nonprofit organizations and a former tax partner at the Ernst & Young accounting firm, who reviewed the groupâs tax filings at The Postâs request. âIt appears the IRS never gave approval to FACT.â...
excerpt from: "Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million"
Tim: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both believed in nullification and wrote about it in detail . Lincoln did not believe in it but he was not a founder. Just think if we could still use nullication the federal court could not legislate sodomy and make it the law of the land. Federal judges could not insert themselves into every affair. You are right in saying the war did not turn out well for the south. Because we lost did not make us wrong and the north right. We are today living the result of Lincolnâs folly.
Ken wrote: The southern states beginning in 1860 were not nullifying federal law. They seceded in response to northern states nullification of parts of the federal constitution. Read article 4.
If that were really the case, they wouldn't have waited for Lincoln to be elected before seceding, for Northern states harboring escaped slaves were an issue *before* his election. No, they were afraid of what Lincoln *might* do, same irrational attitude Democrats had with Trump in 2016. They believed all the false electoral propaganda that Lincoln was a radical Abolitionist who would unleash more Harper's Ferry raids, which he opposed.
Now attacking a Federal fort without provocation certainly is nullification.
Good point, Ken. Either way, as I said, it didnât pan out too well. The federal government already had more power in 1860 than it was ever meant to have, and its overreach in 2018 is nothing short of monstrous. Unfortunately weâll never fix it nowâbut Jesus will institute a perfect government some day.
I seem to recall that there were two choices on the presidential ballot in 2016: the very ungodly Donald Trump, and the exceptionally wicked Hillary Clinton. Trump promised to uphold many of the policies Christians support, while Clinton promised to tear them all down. Voting for Trump was not so much voting for Christianity as it was voting against satanism. But you like satanism, Jim, so naturally you voted against the better of the two candidates.
Ah. Come on, Timothy, anybody who voted for Trump had to reject Christianityâđ Russell Moore almost said as much in his Washington Post article
Russell Moore wrote: .... The word âevangelicalâ has become almost meaningless this year, and in many ways the word itself is at the moment subverting the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Part of the problem is that more secular people have for a long time misunderstood the meaning of âevangelical,â seeing us almost exclusively in terms of election-year voting blocs or our most buffoonish television personalities. Thatâs especially true when media donât distinguish in election exit polls between churchgoers and those who merely self-identify as âborn againâ or âevangelical.â...
For years, secular progressives have said that evangelical social action in America is not about religious conviction but all about power. They have implied that the goal of the Religious Right is to cynically use the âmoralâ to get to the âmajority,â not the other way around....
excerpt from, "Russell Moore: Why this election  makes me hate the word âevangelicalâ"
Evangelicals, whether white or black, who vote Democratic probably do so because they are not saved. No one whose conscience is stirred by the Holy Spirit of God could ever vote for sodomy, infanticide, sorcery, Islamism, and the other abominations the Democrats uphold, defend and promote. And evangelicals arenât the only ones who go to church regularly. Devils show up for every service.
Guess what, Timothy, Black evangelicals have the same theological beliefs as White ones and even are better at attending church --they just vote Democratic.
Camille Phillips wrote: Texas' Board of Education voted Friday to change the way its students learn about the Civil War. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students will be taught that slavery played a "central role" in the war....
Republican board member David Bradley, from Beaumont, argued for keeping the other causes in the curriculum. He said, "Each state had differences and made individual decisions as to whether or not to join into the conflict, correct? I mean, that's the definition of states' rights."
In the end, the Republican-led board landed on a compromise: Students will be taught about "the central role of the expansion of slavery in causing sectionalism, disagreements over states' rights and the Civil War."...
excerpts from, "Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War"
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One out of 10 Public Schools students are in Texas? I hope that homeschoolers have been doing a little better job then apparently the public schools in Texas have been doing!
I have news for you, Jiminy. The largest Independent Fundamental Baptist churches all over America, including the ones here in the Deep South, also totally reject segregation. What that means, for people like you and Randall Bullmer who thrive on the ridiculous and deliberately deceitful notion that conservative Christians regularly exchange their choir robes for Klan robes, is that not only white people, but people of every degree of pigmentation, can be and are conservative both in religion and in politics. You and Randall Bullmer donât care much for the truth when the truth contradicts your self-serving lies, do you Jim?
Quiet Christian, Randall Balmer must have been raised in a Northern Evangelical Church. I can tell you that the largest Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Churches in Lincoln totally reject segregationâ
As Dennis Prager long ago point it out, https://tinyurl.com/j4yaxf4 (Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage ). Racism is different from other types of discrimination
Randall Balmer wrote: ' Whereas Carter advocated racial and sexual equality, cornerstones of a "just society" and articles of faith for 19th century evangelicals, Reagan opposed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Reagan opened his 1980 general election campaign in, of all places, Philadelphia, Miss., the site of the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan 16 summers earlier. In his speech at the Neshoba County Fair on Aug. 3, Reagan proclaimed his support for "states rights," coded language employed by a generation of Southern segregationists'....
excerpt from, "Shocked at evangelicals' flocking to Trump? Blame it on Reagan"
Jim, segregation occurred officially under the flag of states rights but happened in many other places under the flag of sin. But that kind of thing, unfortunate and wrong as it was, has been waved around as a reason for the federal government to step in harshly when federal law is being ignored. One has to wonder if the federal government should not then invade California due to the significant national security risk that being a sanctuary state brings.
JAG, that's the other side of the coin, isn't it? So if the federal government were to invade California to drain that swamp, then the next Progressive administration might attempt to stomp out homeschooling in conservative states or enforce some version of "social justice" in a state to make an example and a warning.
QC, State's Rights was the code phrase for segregationâ
Randall Balmer wrote: These analyses, however, miss a crucial point: The religious right was never about the advancement of biblical values. The modern, politically conservative evangelical movement we know is a movement rooted in the perpetuation of racial segregation, and its affiliation with the hard-right fringes of the conservative movement in the late 1970s produced a mutant form of evangelicalism inconsistent with the best traditions of evangelicalism itself. Since then, evangelicals have embraced increasingly secular positions divorced from any biblical grounding, and supporting Donald Trump represents the logical conclusion of that tragic aberration.
America's evangelicals have become secular, more interested in the pursuit of wealth and political influence than fidelity to the teachings of Jesus.
-- https://tinyurl.com/yanznpog (Trump's success with evangelical voters isn't surprising. It was inevitable.)
Truth is truth no matter who says it. The problem with Progressives is that they want the truth to be surpressed in unrighteousness.
For a state to step up and say "nope, not dancing to that tune" would create a whole cascading effect. States have attempted this before only to be taken over by the federal government. The ending of Segregation was the last I can personally remember in which a state's rights were stepped on to ensure its citizens rights were not crushed. When states bauked at the 55 mph speed limit, the Reagan Administration took a soften tone and threatened to withhold transportation funds.