How to resist federal tyranny in the 21st century
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
One of the main points of view from my dear ol’ mom, before she left us, was: “We need to take power out of the hands of the federal government and put it back to the states and the people.” A lifelong teacher—and sadly a holdout for government action to provide basic education—she nonetheless saw the transfer of wealth and control of the system to the Leviathan of the federal government as the source of all its main problems. So, too, with virtually every public issue: crime, civil liberties, war, economics, urban deterioration, the whole enchilada.
Further, she was talking like this probably a decade before the modern Nullification movement came into prevalence. Mainly via the Tenth Amendment Center, and scholars such as Tom Woods. Woods, a fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, has a number of books to his credit, including a treatise on how the Catholic Church built Western civilization (! sic). But I remember his incisive point and counterpoint in favor of Dr. Ron Paul during the 2012 presidential bid. Good stuff for sure. And I’m glad he’s on our side in this stellar movement to tell the federal government where it can stick its unconstitutional edicts. Continue reading