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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Comment of the day.

Re: Nullification

"While the doctrine of nullification has its roots in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, its intellectual justification is best articulated by the various state legislatures that, in opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, passed personal liberty legislation designed to neutralize federal enforcement of the Act. Opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act is hardly racist."



  1. I've "googled" your quote to see who J.P.W. might have been. I can't find anything.

    But reading your quote, I'm afraid you're about to reintroduce a bill that would establish a state commission that would allow the state to determine which federal laws it will and will not enforce.

    And this commission, if I remember the bill you previously submitted, would either fine or imprison (or both) any federal agents sent to the state to enforce a federal law or policy that the state does not wish to participate in.

    Is that what this is about?

    Stacey, what are you up to? Why are you doing the things that you're doing right now? Do you honestly believe that your bills are helping that state?

    I wish that every time you decide to propose a bill, you would ask yourself the question, "In what way will this bill help build the economy of the State of Tennessee?"

    That is what is on 90% of people's minds. They don't care about sex education (until you bring it up). They're satisfied that the programs in the state are attempting to reduce the cycle of poverty (until you say that they are not).

    Stop this madness! We're growing weary of your bills!

    We want a state that has jobs. We want communities that can attract outside industry.

    And, frankly, your bills are not helping that cause.

    I'm sorry to be so blunt, but they're just not helping our state.

    All they seem to do is to bring us negative press and put the spotlight on you.

    Haven't you heard it from enough of your constituents that this is not what we want?

    Please, Stacey, for the love of God, get it together...

    Tom Cogburn,
    Knoxville, TN

  2. Nullification died in the U.S. with Confederate defeat. It is not a Constitutional right of the states. In fact, according to the Constitution, federal laws cover state laws.

    1. You don't know what you are talking about. States don't have rights. They have powers.

      It's always amazing how hypocritical statist are when they say that nullification and state "rights" ended with the war between the States, at the end of the barrels of guns. These are often the same people who don't want you to have a gun.

  3. Tom, I need to take issue with you. Campfield raises the subjects that very few lawmakers will risk doing. The discussion he creates is healthy and it is often, long overdue.

    Campfield is not elected by accident or by default. The People believe that he is representing their interests. I'm one of them. The picture painted by an ideological press about him, is largely inaccurate. If you analyze his positions they are generally conservative and yet at a foundation level very practical.

    The communities which "attract outside industry" and which you say are "everything we want", are the very communities where an educated work force and a high standard of living already exist. Communities riddled with crime, poverty and failing public schools are not desirable for attracting business.

    Most of those communities are suffering from years of failed government social policies, resulting in them becoming repellant to the very industry that you say we seek. Remedial work in correcting those social policies, which have destroyed nuclear families and devastated public education, is very important. I am appreciative of Campfield's willingness to tackle those subjects.

    Criticism for the public education bills addressing sexuality likewise is unwarranted. Plenty of parents (same-sex parents too) are uncomfortable having their elementary school children inculcated by someone with whom they do not share a value system. If it was so beneficial exposing young children prematurely to modern sexuality, why didn't we use Playboy magazines in school when I was growing up?

    In retrospect, the knee jerk responses against Campfield, over and over again, are proven wrong. He may not be the most politically correct spokesperson for many of them, but the Campfield collection of, "I told you so" issues, on which he was ahead of the curve, is growing rather large.

  4. Black people are property so we will fight any federal laws to the contrary is really an ignorant way to push your agenda against gun control!

    1. That is hardly what he said.

  5. Ever heard of the Supremacy clause? Might wanna check that out...

    1. Ever heard of Article 1 Sectin 8? Might wanna check that out...


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