Posts Tagged ‘Tenth Amendment Center’
October 5th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
10th Amendment Fans Using Numerology to Promote Nullification Stance

First, a disclosure: I am very partial to interesting (and inconsequential) number combinations, such as 12:34 on a digital clock.  Silly?  Yes.  Unusual?  Well…

The Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) launched a multi-city tour called “Nullify Now!” that encourages state governments to ignore federal laws they deem unconstitutional.  The second stop on the tour occurs on October 10, 2010, or as TAC enthusiasts prefer, 10-10-10.

Here’s a blurb about the headliners participating in the tour:

Speaking at the event will be a number of national and local personalities. Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico who many think will be running for president as a republican in 2012, will be joined by New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods Jr., who received his master’s from Harvard and Ph.D. from Columbia, as keynote speakers for the event. Also speaking will be Jim Babka, president of DownsizeDC, Tampa-based author and activist Tom Mullen, and Trevor Lyman, best-known as the architect of the 2007 “Ron Paul money bombs” which resulted in the largest single-day fundraising efforts in election history.

Launched in September, 2010, the Nullify Now! tour is currently scheduled to visit six cities around the country (Ft. Worth, Orlando, Chattanooga, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Minneapolis), with ten more locations being planned for 2011, said event organizers. The tour focuses efforts on educating people that whatever their political persuasion is, they can affect far more change on a state, rather than a federal, level.

For those interested in the history and use of nullification, tour speaker Thomas Woods’ Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century is one of the best arguments for using the controversial idea first conceived by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.  (Spoiler Alert: Abolitionists in antebellum America found it particularly useful when refusing to enforce the ‘runaway slave’ laws.)