KrisAnne Hall writes at Tenth Amendment Center that, “I met Senate President Don Gaetz after speaking to the Senate Committee on Healthcare Exchanges. I explained to him that I wanted to teach on nullification and why the Healthcare Act is unconstitutional. He mocked the Founders of this nation to my face, implying they are irrelevant to the interpretation of the Constitution. He laughed at my support of Constitutional principles. He then shouted out to me as he left the room that he wouldn’t read anything that I sent him. This morning I sent him an email explaining the Founders’ position on State Sovereignty and nullification.”
According to Hall, Mr. Gaetz then replied in a return email that when it comes to nullification, he favored the approach of Florida’s first Governor, Andrew Jackson. Supposedly one evening (as related by Gaetz in his return email), Jackson was informed that “nullifiers” were in front of the Executive Mansion with torches and guns, and protested that each state had the right to decide which federal laws it would follow. Andrew Jackson responded with, “Shoot the first nullifier who touches the Flag. And hang the rest.”
Gaetz then replied to KrisAnne Hall with, “Chaplain, I have sworn an oath on my father’s Bible before Almighty God to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and government of the United States. And that’s exactly what I intend to do. Count me with Andrew Jackson.”
This type of behavior from establishment career politicians (from both the Democrat and Republican Party) has almost become painfully expected – like the rantings of a bratty child in a toy store – and typifies the kind of flim-flam leadership that our Southern communities are suffering under. When it comes to defending our right to sovereignty, liberty, and the Christian principals our homes are based upon – who wants to continue giving a free-pass to loose-cannons like Gaetz, and their mockery of all we hold dear?