Ironic how the Left went from calling any form of federalism "racist" and "neo-confederate" to suddenly embracing it wholeheartedly now that Trump has become president and we need to "resist." I note this hypocrisy as well as the history of nullification and federalism in my latest article over at Mises,
"I’m old enough to remember when the Tea Party was making hay about nullifying Obamacare and Rick Perry even floated the idea about Texas seceding from the union. Not surprisingly, the Left was rather opposed to such antiquated ideas.
"Rachel Maddow referred to talk of nullification as “confederates in the attic,” Chris Matthews described it as the “terms of Jim Crow” and Princeton professor Sean Wilentz referred to the doctrine of nullification as “the essence of anarchy” and “neo-Confederate dogma.” I’m sure nullification and states’ rights are also sexist, homophobic, transphobic, and Islamophobic, but these are short segments so they had to be concise."
Now, all of a sudden, things are different,
"The rallying cry for the Left so far has been “resistance” and that includes more than just protesting in the street. The Hill notes that 'In blue states, agenda is clear: Resist Trump.' The New Republic ran an article titled '10 Ways to Take Trump on' and item number 3, written by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is 'Look to the Cities and States.'"
That "Look to the Cities and States" bit is a direct call for nullification.
Funny how quickly people forget about certain principals when it gets in the way of what they want, isn't it?
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