In this episode of Behind The Deep State, host Alex Newman discusses the constitutional doctrine of nullification. When the states joined together to create the federal government, they only surrendered a few defined powers to their creature. All other powers not delegated to the feds were reserved to the states and to the people. And yet, today, improperly citing the "Supremacy Clause" of the U.S. Constitution, the national government acts like any unconstitutional statute it may create is "supreme" over states. This is a lie. As Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both explained, states have a duty to reject and resist these usurpations. Even local governments have an important role to play in interposing. The doctrine of the lesser magistrates standing between a higher magistrate and the people is well established in the Bible and Christian tradition, too.
The day after the Department of Justice warned California Governor Gavin Newsom about discriminating against churches in both his shutdown and his reopen orders, a lawyer announced that more than 1,200 pastors have said they will open in-person services in defiance of those orders on Pentecost Sunday, May 31.