Nullification & Interposition In Action: If One Sheriff Can DO This…Imagine What A State Could Accompish

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Do you wish there was more that could be done to stop the Federal Government juggernaut? Well there is. This sheriff in Indiana is demonstrating with courage how it is meant to be done right now.

We have been working to educate people on nullification and interposition. These are concepts that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison developed when the Federal government began violating the U.S. Constitution, right after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

When the federal government pushed through the Alien and Sedition Act, which attempted to gut the 1st Amendment in an egregious way, two states formally stated their nullification of the act with the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions written by  Jefferson and Madison respectively. Examples continue all through American history.

This is still the official position of the Commonwealth of Virginia on this matter. And who better to write it then the authors of two little documents called the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. I was told once by Randy Barnett (historian and law expert) that Jefferson was wrong about nullification. I always find it interesting that someone can presume (even someone as smart as Randy) that they know more about intentions of the founding documents than the men who ACTUALLY WROTE THEM.

The concept is simple. State and local constitutional officers have the authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution in their jurisdictions. They take an oath to the U.S. Constitution and are required under law to enforce it.

Just as modern Americans have been misled to believe our country is a democracy (we are a republic), they have also been misled to believe the Federal Government is the sole interpreter and enforcer of the U.S. Constitution.  The U.S. Constitution is a contract between the states to create an agent (the federal government) to perform a specific set of responsibilities (found mostly in Aritcle I section 8) under the direction of the states through elected representatives.

When that agent (the federal government), acts outside its authority by imposing unconstitutional laws, regulations, rules etc. on states, localities and citizens,  the local constitutional officers have the right and responsibility to enforce the U.S. Constitution and interpose themselves between the federal government and the people the federal government is attempting to impose itself on.

The right and responsibility to exercise nullification and interposition extends to state legislatures, boards of supervisors, sheriffs, police officers, jurys and even the citizens themselves. You can learn a lot more about nullification by clicking here.  Or by reading Thomas Woods excellent book on the subject Nullification.

This concept is well defined and has been used dozens of times by states as recently as 2009. Recently sheriffs have been taking the lead in fighting the federal government’s overreach. Instead of whining and complaining, they are doing something useful and using their position as the chief constitutional officer in a county to stand up for freedom.

We need more people to understand this is the best way to stand up to the Feds TODAY.

Fighting this will take education… we can jump start by bringing the Nullify Now Tour to Roanoke. Pledge money here so we can get the rest of the way there as soon as possible.

This example should give you heart that there is something we can do….the entire article is available here. A big section is below. We have this power TODAY if we have the courage to use it. Imagine if every sheriff and ever state legislature acted like this about unconstitutional actions of the Fed. We would have the Federal beast caged in no time flat.

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and bring in a team to help us create a huge public event here that will jump start the nullification fight in Virginia. We can do exactly what this Sheriff did in Indiana…all across the Commonwealth.

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Brad Rogers, Sheriff of Elkhart County, Indiana, is withstanding FDA bureaucrats who are harassing citizens in his county. The Complete Patient reports,

The U.S. Justice Department has withdrawn its subpoena of Indiana raw dairy farmer Richard Hochstetler to appear before a federal grand jury.

He was scheduled to testify tomorrow in Detroit, in connection with an outbreak of illnesses linked by public health officials, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to the milk of his Forest Grove Dairy. But yesterday he received a certified letter saying that his subpoena was being withdrawn.

The withdrawal came after Roger’s Sheriff’s Department told the FDA to back off:

He wrote two letters to the Justice Department warning it not to conduct inspections of Hochstetler’s farm without a warrant from a local judge. In the process, he got into a debate over the limits of federal power and the U.S. Constitution with the Justice Department’s Goldstein.

Earlier this month, Rogers emailed Goldstein that there had been “a number of inspections and attempted inspections on (Hochstetler’s) farm…” He warned that “any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a local judge, based on probable cause, will result in Federal inspectors’ removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I.”

Finding itself losing battles on local food control lately, the FDA has been itching to make a public example of someone, and it appears Hochstetler is such a target. Yet its allegations of illness fly in the face of the evidence as “extensive testing of Hochstetler’s milk in 2010 had shown no signs of campylobacter.” Nevertheless, “FDA officials had targeted Hochstetler and another farmer, Richard Hebron, of Family Farms Co-op, in meetings in 2009.” It’s clear the FDA is just trying to create a publicity case—a not-uncommon tactic in Federal history.

But now not only its evidence but its tactics are being withstood. A Kentucky Food Freedom blog explains the inspiration behind men like Rogers:

Sheriff Brad Rogers is member of the County Sheriff Project, a project that Richard Mack (one of the five Sheriffs that stood against the Brady Bill) and others began as an effort to educate its members on their oath to uphold the Constitution and stand up for the citizens against federal tyranny.

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers was well informed on the rights of his citizens and took action to protect them against the overreaching arms of the DOJ, the FDA, and the USDA.

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