Yep, you read that correctly. Several states, including my beloved Texas, are proposing to nullify the federal legislation known as Obamacare. Texas is going a step further and imposing penalties and possible jail time for any individual seeking to enforce any federal, statute, law, or regulation related to the Act. Wow.
The big question is: can a state nullify Congressional acts? Perhaps the answer to this question isn’t so distant. Should the courts rule Obamacare constitutional, expect Texas and many other states to march ahead with nullification efforts. These, too, will be tested by the courts, and the outcome could be contentious.
There must be a limit to federal power; the tenth amendment recognizes this fact. And I don’t trust the federal government to say when that limit has been reached, because the plutocracy in Washington isn’t in the business of relinquishing power.
Here’s the link to the Texas bill on nullification.