Mutually Exclusive Options

~Iowa Native. Hillsdale College Student. Aspiring Attorney. Jesus Follower and Kingdom Worker. Avid Reader. Frequent Shopper. Developing Cigar Connoisseur. Pursuer of Truth and Defender of Liberty. The Future of America.~
Taegan has decided to write a blog every day describing the Liberty First life. So, in lieu of our regular #Point2Ponder I will be posting Taegan’s #LifeLibertyLaw blog.
I joked the other day that Taegan is like my Doctor Watson. I find these blogs very entertaining and inspirational.  I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we love living them. ~ In Liberty, KrisAnne

You know what other principles are mutually exclusive? State sovereignty and federal supremacy. YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH. The States came first. The States ratified the Constitution, a compact. The States created the federal government. The States delegated limited and defined powers to the government and reserved the rest to themselves. The States are the CREATORS, and the central government is the CREATION. Using logic, deduction, and the rules of natural law, the States, therefore, are sovereign over the federal government. (If you want to hear a more fleshed out explanation, find a recording of a State Sovereignty class on YouTube). Understanding the sovereignty of the State is absolutely necessary to understanding the remedy to the federal government egregiously overstepping its bounds.

The answer is nullification! The separate and independent States have a duty and responsibility to turn to the federal government and refuse to comply with unconstitutional laws. Federal supremacists will throw all sorts of reasons at you as to why the states cannot nullify. I encourage you to find this class online, or bring KrisAnne so somewhere near you, if you want to hear all the arguments for and against nullification. I’ve heard KrisAnne give the State Sovereignty class many a time now, but there is something that makes me laugh every time. She points out that the Supreme Court has recognized the sovereignty of the states and their ability to notify. Justice Roberts in the majority opinion says that the states are separate and independent sovereigns, and that they should start acting like it sometimes. This is exciting because we have affirmation that the constitutionality of nullification has been upheld! This is part that makes me chuckle: KrisAnne compares being “sometimes” sovereign to be a “little pregnant.” You see, you either are or you aren’t. Once you become pregnant, you are pregnant ALL the time for the next nine months. Likewise, the state is ALWAYS sovereign because if it is not sovereign all of the time, then it is not truly sovereign.

Nullification is the “rightful remedy.” (Thomas Jefferson, 1799) This is the best solution that the founders gave to us to reign in out of control government. Article V isn’t going to immediately stop federal encroachments in their tracks. Revolution is not the desirable solution. Do you want to place that burden in the hands of your children? I certainly do not want to have to take up arms in order to win back the liberty that the previous generation failed to protect and defend. Please take measures to learn more about nullification, the right now solution. Find a State Sovereignty class online. Order KrisAnne’s book, “Sovereign Duty” online and you will have the tools necessary to stand up and defend your liberty. The time is now, Americans. If we do not take back our power, the states are nothing but colonies. If we live in colonies, the United States is indeed a kingdom. Marinating liberty and existing in a kingdom are mutually exclusive. It is not possible to have both. I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want to live in a kingdom.

Pursuing truth and defending liberty, always.

-A Devoted Patriot