Opting Out, Nullification, & the Tenth Amendment

Citizens “opting out” and Nullification based on the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution is an issue that’s been on my mind for some time. Personal freedom and liberty are such hot topics right now in the wake of so many tragedies where the people are literally begging the federal government to “do something!” I don’t claim to be an expert on nullification, but I’m learning as much as I can as quickly as I can. THIS ARTICLE is a great place to start learning about nullification. I’d like to gather some resources here on my little blog that either explain the Constitutional basis for telling the federal government to “butt out” or news articles giving examples of states currently doing it.

My home state of Kansas signed a law making it a felony for state agents to in any way enforce a federal restriction on guns. From the article:

The second amendment to the constitution of the United States reserves to the people, individually, the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, and the guaranty of that right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.

State and local agents would be prevented from enforcing any acts or actions that are “null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.”  Based off this text, the state of Kansas would not be allowed to participate in any federal gun control measures that restrict the individual right to keep and bear arms as understood in 1861.   


Another issue I find especially troubling is DRONES. The pics throughout this post are all of surveillance drones. The surveillance state is growing. The next step in the destruction of the Fourth Amendment continues with the invasion of drones in US airspace. Recent reports show that as many as 30,000 drones could be patrolling US airspace in the coming years. You can track nullification legislation for drones HERE.


Washington State and Colorado State have now legalized marijuana. I am not suggesting that anybody go out and smoke marijuana, but I also don’t think it’s any of the government’s business. In fact, I would be hard-pressed to think of ANY justification for the federal government to regulate A PLANT!!! You can track other states opting out of the ban on marijuana HERE.


Click HERE to track states who are passing legislation to nullify the NDAA, which authorizes unconstitutional arrests without due process, i.e. government-sanctioned kidnapping. The link goes to the Tenth Amendment Center’s legislative tracking page, where you can track legislative nullification on other issues like FOOD (i.e. freedom to sell raw milk), TSA, and OBAMACARE.


Here are a few resources for more info on Tenth Amendment Nullification and liberty:

The Tenth Amendment Center

Foundation for a Free Society

Free State Project (New Hampshire)

Walking to Freedom Forum

Live Free Now Radio

And, this is not really about nullification, but it’s still really cool:

A 3-minute video explanation of Ron Paul’s foreign policy

To read more of my articles on Nullification & Opting Out, click HERE.

To read more of my articles on the Politics of Prepping, click HERE

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