Press Release: State Nullification Act


submitted by JB Williams, Co-Founder, USPU

The United States Patriots Union was founded in 2010 by Sgt. of Marines Tim Harrington and Writer JB Williams

(Jan. 13, 2011) — The United States Patriots Union, in strategic partnership with Stand Up America and our joint 2011 Call to Action, have launched a nationwide initiative to introduce and pass broad-based state nullification legislation in all fifty states. We present this model legislation, The State Nullification Reaffirmation Act.

The sovereign states lost congressional representation of states interests in 1913 with the passage of the 17th Amendment, which removed the constitutional right of each state legislature to choose two representatives of state interests, to be seated in the US Senate.

Since then, all branches of the federal government have increasingly acted against the best interests of the states and the people, reaching farther and farther beyond the scope and authority granted them in the U.S. Constitution and today, the federal government functions with utter disdain for both states’ and individual rights.

With no legitimate venue available in which to demand redress of grievances in the legislative, executive or judicial branches of the federal government at present, we have determined that the people of each state, via their elected state officials, must take broad but specific state measures to force the federal government to live within the confines of the U.S. Constitution and the enumerated powers, for the sake of the sovereign states and the citizens thereof.

On this basis, The United States Patriots Union acting in strategic partnership with Stand Up America commissioned the Patriots Union Constitutional Justice Division to draft a model bill granting the states the power and mechanisms to nullify any federal statute, mandate or executive order which the state determines to be unconstitutional. It is our joint intention to see this bill passed and enforced in every state as soon as possible.

The United States Patriots Union, LLC and Stand Up America present this model bill for consideration of legislators in each of the fifty sovereign states. Additional information is available at both sponsoring organizations.

Researched and prepared by The United States Patriots Union, LLC
The Constitutional Justice Division
1617 North Main Street, Suite B, Sheridan, WY 82801

6 Responses to "Press Release: State Nullification Act"

  1. Elaine   Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    I printed copy of state nullification act and sent it to Florida Attorney General along with article explaining it. Hope I started to work in correct place.

  2. Kevin J. Lankford   Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Thank you for your response, and while I do see the logic, I would presume the voting public
    should have their best interests in mind.

    I am sure our founding fathers were more adept, considering their personal experience, at
    making these decisions, but it is obvious,corruption has,and will always be the corrosive
    agent to our Constitution. How much longer can it last?

  3. Zeb Blanchard   Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    ” . . . the role of a senator has been altered . . .”
    Watch your language! The senator altered his role after the 17th was ratified.
    Nothing in the Constitution except the following four words changed with ratification of the 17th: ” . . chosen by the Legislature.”
    I will submit a three page letter to MS Rondeau with this rationale’. It is fairly well researched and referenced and if nothing else gives an interesting history of how that piece of the balance of powers was set up (and lost). The letter was sent to the conservative members of the Georgia House as a challenge for them to stand up to their constitutional responsibility to control their U S. Senators.
    The letter will be hand carried to each Representative’s office starting next week and their staff members will be questioned as to where the Representative stands on implementation.
    It’s a new day and a new dawn; the pols will have to get used to it because it isn’t going away!

  4. Kevin J. Lankford   Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    I hate to appear ignorant, but I must ask for someone to explain just what is the supposed, or real consequence of having our senators chosen by the legislature of each state, as required by the Constitution, or voted on by the people of the state as redirected in amendment #17? Though I would deem the change suspicious, I do not see how the former made them any less susceptible to corruption.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: As the Framers had intended it, Senators were supposed to represent the interests of the states, which would strengthen their Tenth Amendment rights. Therefore, the role of a senator has been altered to be the same as a member of the House of Representatives who is popularly elected by the people. While corruption was still of course possible, the powers of the sovereign states have been diluted via the change in the roles of senators.

  5. kenneth   Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Mia you set me to thinking so I checked Oklahoma law on initiative petition and believe it is entirely possible.
    I also believe there are enough mad at federal government people to get it though in this state.
    We could also get the citizen grand juries back in force by a initiative petition declaring any law or anything trying to stop the grand jury to be null and void, and put in penalties against any judge or prosecuting attorney that does not uphold a citizen grand jury.
    This may be the only peaceful way to get our representatives to listen. I have yet to hear so much as a murmur out of any congressperson or senator in Washington DC despite all the election talk about Obama’s eligibility election is over, business as usual voters take a hike until next election.
    If anyone means to take action they would have said so by now!

  6. Mia   Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Thank you, JB — I love it! I wonder if this is something the people could pass thru ballot initiatives if our state legislatures fail to act?

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