Thomas E. Woods Jr., scholar at the Mises Institute and author of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, discusses the constitutional power of the U.S. government to raise armies and declare wars, the modern nullification represented by the Bring the Guard Home movement, the evolution of the constitutional system from union to nation, Tom’s idea of reviving the principles of 1798 – nullification and interposition of unconstitutional laws by the states against the U.S. government – to try to force a rollback of the modern authoritarian state, why the national government is a greater danger to Americans’ life and liberty than the state governments, the possibility of the states nullifying the recruitment of their sons and daughters into fighting unconstitutional wars, the members of the ratifying conventions’ understanding at the time of the constitution’s adoption, various examples of modern nullification from guns to pot and historical examples including the sedition act and fugitive slave act.

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