I hate to break it to the folks at the 10th Amendment Center, but nullification is not a requisite to freedom.
State nullification, a major political theme in the Tea Party and a topic brought up in the Expose Obama email list, is explicitly against the U.S. Constitution.
Here is the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2):
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
It is really that straight-forward.
If you support “nullification” then you oppose one of the most important elements in preserving and protecting American freedoms against the political whims of the few.
Think about it for a second… If states could “nullify” Federal law, then states could legalize child labor and slavery, they could release toxic pollution into other states, they could take away a woman’s right to vote, or deny a woman health care. There are so many reasons why it is an important aspect of the Constitution and our basic freedoms as Americans that we hold dear.
The fact that these numbskulls think that they can destroy these basic American freedoms, or put them in any sort of jeopardy, just because they disagree with certain commercial regulations only goes to prove that the Founders had the best in mind for the country when they inserted the unambiguous language of the Supremacy Clause.
Update (3:01 PM 2/13/2011): I have answered two comments opposing my views in the comments section below. Check them out and leave your own comments if you want.