On the heels of the release of bestselling author Thomas E. Woods’ new book “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century”, a local political activist has launched a project to put the book in the hands of every Utah legislator. In his latest book, Woods, a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, explains the history, purpose and effective use of state nullification as a check on federal laws and programs that exceed constitutional authority.Political activist Connor Boyack says he has launched a drive to raise enough money to purchase a copy of Woods’ book for every state lawmaker.”Nullification is for the protection of liberty, for the protection of private property,” Boyack says. “When you have an encroaching federal government, I don’t care what party you’re a member of.”Nullification is a responsibility and the opportunity for state legislatures to interpose and say, ‘We aceded to the union. We made this contract. You have exceeded the bounds of that contract. We are not going to comply.’ “Again, nullification has been used throughout our history. It’s been used historically. It’s been used very recently. I think it’s going to continue to be used.”Boyack made the comments on KVNU’s For the People program. He says the ideas in the book are crucial in our political climate today.
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