Nullification Today

Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri recently signed HB 85 or the Second Amendment Preservation Act which nullifies federal laws and regulations ‘that infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment’ in the state of Missouri.

We need to be reminded that the rights of states vs. those of the federal government were a leading cause of the War for Southern Independence (aka Lincoln’s War, the War of Northern Aggression, the War Between the States, take your pick.)

The war was in fact about slavery, but it was about many other things to boot, some of equal moral relevance. That is a bold claim, but I do not believe that Roe v Wade, which was a direct consequence of the South’s defeat, can be topped. As I recall, no state dared to nullify it.

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