Rebuttal: Nullification Is A Fake Solution

January 30, 2023 in News by RBN Staff

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By: Devvy

January 30, 2023

As someone who believes in free speech – even if I find something offensive – a free people have the right to their opinion or position on an issue.  It is our God given right we must always fight to keep.  We can civilly agree to disagree – unless you’re one of the deranged maniacs out there who are adamant you must believe what they believe.  I have only written one rebuttal regarding a NWV’s writer since 2002.

However, I feel must write this rebuttal to a recent column on the issue of nullification by the states of the Union; also referred to as interposition which is defined as:  the doctrine that an individual state of the U.S. may oppose any federal action it believes encroaches on its sovereignty.

In my January 23, 2023 column, Two New State Nullification Bills – Will They Pass? I covered two bills in our state legislature (Texas) on nullification.  If you read my column in full (as well as the two bills in my legislature) you will see many states are refusing to provide state services or support on several issues.  The federal thugs cannot pull off enforcement of the huge number of unconstitutional “laws” or regulations without cooperation from the states.  Those states cited in my column have just said no.

How Montana’s 2nd Amendment Protection Law Can Help Undermine New ATF Regulations, April 4, 2022:  “Last year the Montana state legislature enacted a law banning the enforcement by local or state officials of any federal gun control existing or implemented after January 1, 2021. With the law in effect since April 2021, it is now poised to undermine the planned implementation of at least two new unconstitutional federal gun control regulations.

“Per President Joe Biden’s executive orders, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is preparing to formally adopt two new rules. One will require the registration of 80 percent lowers, which are unfinished firearm parts that you can use to build your own gun.

“The second will impose federal regulations on pistol braces. These devices serve as a stabilizer that enables a shooter to fire with one hand. Pistol braces are popular with disabled people who can’t use both arms. But the feds claim they are a dangerous firearm accessory. There are an estimated 40 million pistol braces in private ownership, with no grandfather clause allowing their owners to keep them without reporting it to the feds.

“The feds lack the constitutional authority to regulate either of these firearm accessories. Nevertheless, they are preparing to do so anyway. But for those new regulations to have any meaning, they need to be enforced.

“That’s where the Montana law comes in.  The law employs a legal principle known as anti-commandeering or a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union,” as James Madison put it in Federalist #46.  As Mike Maharrey noted in his report on the law:”  (Rest at link above.)

Here’s what prompted me to write this rebuttal:

Real Solutions Undermined from Within published Jan. 24, 2023:  Fake Solution #2 – State Nullification

“Ever since the rise of Tea Party and Liberty groups following the 2008 elections, these groups have proposed “State Nullification” as a solution for unconstitutional federal overreaches of authority. Like fake solution #1, this idea has been tried many times over the years, failing every time.”

While I fully support marijuana for medicinal purposes with fully informed warnings, I am absolutely against it for “recreational use”.  Federal law to this day still classifies “weed” under the Controlled Substance Act as a Schedule 1 substance.  However, a couple dozen states have simply ignored federal law by passing their own laws to keep Americans stoned while destroying their brain. (Much easier to keep the herds in line.)  In effect, those states have opposed federal law including enforcement as if the federal law doesn’t exist.

Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act – DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)

However, in that example, those states have also created a legal problem regarding banking rules and regulations.  Any financial institution that provides services to pot businesses from opening accounts, credit cards and so forth is at substantial risk.  That of course has kept the pot industry a cash business, also very risky.  Not to mention the big increase in vehicle accidents, so many fatal.

Returning to the Fake Solution column, “STOP HELPING THE ENEMY!”

My support of nullification is not helping the enemy.

Nullification – The Tenth Amendment Center

“Any act or set of acts which results in a particular federal law or program being rendered null and void under the law, or unenforceable in practice.”

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison first formalized the principles of nullification in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798. While Jefferson called it “the rightful remedy” to federal overreach, Madison put it a different way, saying a state is “duty bound” to interpose “to arrest the progress of the evil.”

“Jefferson and Madison were the first to propose nullification specifically, but they didn’t create the idea. In fact, the strategies and principles date back to before the American Revolution. Colonists used nullification strategies to force Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act. And during the Virginia ratifying convention, George Nicholas said that if Congress were to exercise any power not expressly granted to it, the state of Virginia would be “exonerated from it,” implying that the state would have the authority to ignore or block unconstitutional acts.

“Nullification is a fundamental part of the American political system. But what exactly does it mean? There are two definitions. One is legal. When a court strikes down a law, it literally wipes it off the books. But there is also a practical definition – to make something of no value or consequence. When we talk about nullification happening today, we generally mean it in the practical sense – to end the practical effect of a federal act.

“Here is a succinct definition of nullification as we apply it: Any act or set of acts which has as its result a particular law being rendered legally null and void, or unenforceable in practice. Madison gave us a blueprint on how to do this in Federalist #46. He suggested four steps to take on counteract and stop federal programs – whether “warrantable” or “unwarrantable,” the most significant being a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.”

“The federal government involves itself in almost every aspect of life, but depends on state assistance to do almost everything. If states refuse to help, it becomes nearly impossible for the feds to enforce their laws or implement their programs. We can use this strategy to undermine and nullify all kinds of federal acts in practice – from warrantless spying, to gun control, to plant prohibition and more.”

Nullifying the Stamp Act – History

The Tenth Amendment Center has an entire section devoted to nullification including this: Anti-Commandeering: An overview of five major Supreme Court cases.  I looked up those cases; it’s a load of reading but well worth the time.

Nullification isn’t some flaky idea pulled out of thin air by a bunch of arm-chair conspiracy theorists.  Far from being a “fake solution”, I stand by my support for nullification.

My late mother who died two years ago this afternoon always used to say, try and try again until you succeed.  We are in a cold war with the liars and crooks in Congress as well as most of our state legislatures and governors.  Some states are standing up to the corrupt in the Washington District of Criminals and are saying no.  Now we’ll see what happens.

Defeatism Insures Defeat, Sept. 13, 2014

“This discordant theme is being performed with such overdone fortissimo in “the alternative media” that, on the subject of America’s imminent demise, “the alternative media” are no longer “alternative” at all, but merely a set of echo-chambers for the big “mainstream” media’s dirge that even those patriots who are not half-witted “extremists” and rustic buffoons are still helpless, hapless, and hopeless in their opposition to the fascistic police state now being erected at breakneck speed in the Disgrace of Columbia. It is not enough that the “mainstream” media are overrun with well-coiffed reincarnations of Josef Goebbels, in the viewers’ choice of sexes. The likes of Lord Haw-Haw, Axis Sally, and Tokyo Rose are over-represented in “the alternative media”, too.

“This is just too much. But what can American patriots who refuse to resign themselves to unconditional surrender do about this situation? First and foremost, they can recall that “God helps those who help themselves”. They can stop complaining about their weaknesses and start taking an inventory of their strengths. They can stop whining that nothing can be done to save this country and what used to be called “the American way of life”, and instead figure out what they can accomplish with the moral, political, and especially legal resources at hand.”

Now, try this one on for consideration.  Back in 2007, former Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill “To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.”  ZERO co-sponsors from either side of the Uniparty.  They need to keep borrowing putting us further into slavery by racking up debt to fund all their BS social engineering programs and unconstitutional cabinets and agencies.

Since that Act has always been unconstitutional, why should we owe them anything?  Like the $31 TRILLION PLUS “dollars” national debt currently waiting to be increased by the crooks in Congress?

Idea of minting $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid U.S. default is back and Yellen weighs in, Jan. 24, 2023

“And if the debt ceiling is not raised, the federal government could run out of money to pay all its bills by June.  “The Treasury Department already began some extraordinary measures to keep paying the government’s bills last week, including suspending investments for selected government accounts.

“In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that there is “considerable uncertainty” around how long these extraordinary measures could be effective.  “I respectfully urge Congress to act promptly to protect the full faith and credit of the United States,” Yellen said in the letter sent last week.

“On the $1 trillion platinum coin loophole, which potentially allows the Treasury Department to mint platinum coins of any denomination and deposit them at the Federal Reserve in exchange for the U.S. federal debt, Yellen was very skeptical.

“In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Yellen said that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to agree to such a plan, calling the scheme a “gimmick.”

“It truly is not by any means to be taken as a given that the Fed would do it, and I think especially with something that’s a gimmick,” she said in an interview published Sunday. “The Fed is not required to accept it, there’s no requirement on the part of the Fed. It’s up to them what to do.”

Her bio is here but don’t look for her recent apologies for screwing up.  Treasury secretary concedes she was wrong on ‘path that inflation would take’, June 1, 2022,  Steve Hilton calls out Janet Yellen’s ‘years of destruction’: Our children and grandchildren will pay, Jan. 23, 2023 and China Hits Back At US After Janet Yellen Calls Beijing ‘Barrier’ To Debt Reform In Africa, Jan. 25, 2023 – “Xi Jinping’s representative in Zambia slammed the U.S. after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called Beijing a “barrier” to debt reform in Africa.

What Happened: Hitting back at Yellen, the Chinese Embassy in Zambia said the U.S. should clear up its own debt issues before weighing in on African debt.

“Assuming Secretary Yellen’s statements about debt were correct, the best prospect of the debt issues outside the U.S. would be the U.S. Treasury Department solving the U.S.’ own domestic debt problem, given how well she knows about facts, her professional capacities and her team’s implementation ability,” The Chinese Embassy in Zambia said on Tuesday.”

How the hell did such an inept “economist” ever become our Treasury Secretary?  Well, the answer is simple.  Yale grad, all the necessary background and who you know.  That would be serial adulterer and liar, Billy Clinton and illegitimate Marxist president, Hussein Obama.

Yellen couldn’t plan ahead for a one car parade.

Let’s go look at this “which potentially allows the Treasury Department to mint platinum coins of any denomination and deposit them at the Federal Reserve in exchange for the U.S. federal debt”.  Something I had never heard of until I read that article; I’ve been on the “Fed” thievery for three decades.  So off I went to read section K in 31 USC 5112 and it does read as quoted in the article above :  Idea of minting $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid U.S. default is back and Yellen weighs in

(k) The Secretary may mint and issue platinum bullion coins and proof platinum coins in accordance with such specifications, designs, varieties, quantities, denominations, and inscriptions as the Secretary, in the Secretary’s discretion, may prescribe from time to time. End (Emphasis mine.)

In theory, yes, bird-brain Yellen could mint a $31 TRILLION coin and wipe out the national debt.  Interesting but that one will never happen because it’s not in the plan for the global evil doers running the show.  The fact it was even discussed as pointed out in the article above is quite surprising to me.

Looming debt ceiling crisis: will U.S. Treasury use the $1 trillion platinum coin option?, Sept. 22, 2021  (a year and a half ago from the column above)

“There is a loophole in the law that dictates the mintage of coins, potentially allowing the Treasury Department to mint platinum coins of any denomination and deposit them at the Federal Reserve in exchange for the U.S. federal debt.

“In the past, this option has always been ruled out. Here’s what former President Barack Obama told Crooked Media back in 2017:

“We were having these conversations with Jack Lew [the treasury secretary at the time] and others about what options in fact were available, because it had never happened before,” Obama said. “There were all kinds of wacky ideas about how potentially you could have this massive coin.”

“Obama described imagining a very large coin. “It was some primitive … it was out of the Stone Age,” Obama said. “I pictured rolling in some coin.”  But it doesn’t have to be a giant coin because it doesn’t technically have to be made out of $1 trillion worth of platinum.

“The U.S. is not on a gold or platinum standard. And even though the coin will require some platinum to be used, it can be as small as a dime, with the U.S. Treasury assigning any value to it, including $1 trillion…

“Like this is the parody version of #MTFC. Coin doesn’t have to be massive. Just needs to platinum and have $1 trillion printed on it,” co-host of the Odd Lots podcast Joe Weisenthal tweeted back in 2017.”

The real solution is Ron Paul’s bill which can be introduced at any time both in the U.S. House and Senate.  As well as abolish all unconstitutional cabinets like HHS, U.S. Dept of Propaganda and Debt aka Dept of Education, foreign aid and a dozen more.

Yellen blabbering on about inflation will be much lower by the end of 2023 is just more proof she couldn’t find her backside with two hands.  Our economy is huge which is why it took so long for the 2008 collapse to smack Americans right in the face even though so many of us were warning about it in 2005.  BOTH parties in Congress kept on spending and the “Fed” kept on printing worthless currency.  Then BOOM!  Now it’s on steroids.


GDP report reveals ominous Great Depression warning sign not seen since 1932, Jan. 26, 2023


“Rogoff believes that it is a miracle that the world averted a financial crisis in 2022, but the odds of a major accident are shortening as the delayed effects of past tightening feed through.

“As Rogoff said: “We were very fortunate that we didn’t have a global systemic event in 2022, and we can count our blessings for that, but rates are still going higher and the risk keeps rising.”

“But lurking in the murkiness is also the global financial assets/liabilities which is almost $500 trillion including the shadow banking system at 46% of the total. The shadow banking sector includes pension funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions which are largely unregulated…


“The final phase of all empires always includes excessive deficits and debts, inflation, a collapsing currency, decadence and war. And the US qualifies perfectly in all those categories.

“Ernest Hemingway stated it superbly:
The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.  Both bring temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.  But both are the refuge of political
and economic opportunists.

“The US has failed in every war since the Vietnam war, including the Yugoslav Wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. The results have been massive casualties and destruction of the countries, often leading to economic misery, anarchy and terrorism.

“The Ukrainian war is not between Ukraine and Russia but between the US and Russia as I discussed in a previous article (Link). The clear proof that there is no desire for peace from the US is that they are sending money and weapons to Ukraine in the $100s of billions and “encouraging” an increasingly suffering Europe to do the same. But they are not sending any peace negotiators to Russia in an attempt to end the war. This is very ominous….

“But the economic war and the collapse of the US dominated financial system is not just inevitable but also catastrophic for the Western economies.” Rest at link.

The next US debt crisis: Making hundreds of billions in interest payments, Oct 6, 2022 – Our government borrowing our own money and paying interest to corrupt, greedy banking cartels.

Hundreds of BILLIONS of BORROWED dollars in debt for you, me, our children and grand children.  Remember the Monroe Doctrine?  We have to get out of NATO (I’m repeating myself) before we end up with some maniac pushing the nuclear button.  Not to mention depleting OUR defense resources, but then again, war is profitable and soldiers are just fodder.

Sane, Responsible Policymakers Should be Looking for Off-Ramp in Ukraine – But They’re Not, Jan. 28, 2023 – “Sane, responsible policymakers should be looking for an off-ramp. But those people do not reside in the Biden Administration. They are doubling down like a deranged gambler that has lost all of his money and is borrowing new capital from the Mob.”

“Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.” Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Colonel Edward Carrington (27 May 1788) ME 7:36