On April 28th at the Republican Liberty Caucus South Carolina state convention, Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center will share the story of an escaped slave in the 1850s named Joshua Glover and how the principle of nullification was used to help defend his freedom from Constitutionally dubious federal fugitive slave laws. It’s a largely forgotten tale of how states used nullification to defend their citizens’ freedoms from the federal government. The history of nullification goes all the way back to Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s advocacy for blocking unconstitutional federal laws on the state level in the 1798 “Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.” Afterwords, nullification was employed countless times and remains a powerful tool of state government to defend itself from the Federal government enacting unconstitutional legislation.
The RLC state convention will also feature other speakers like former SC Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), Sen. Mike Rose (R-Dorchester), and candidates John Steinberger (Senate district 41), Peter Ruegner (House district 110) and others.
There will also be a straw poll of the Senate district 41 special election, seventh Congressional district primary, and 2014 gubernatorial and Senatorial primaries.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Date: April 28, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Place: Dorchester County Council Chambers
500 Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Mike Maharrey, Communications Director 10th Amendment Center
SC Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg/Greenville)
SC Senator Shane Martin (R-Spartanburg/Greenville/Union)
SC Senator Mike Rose (R-Dorchester/Charleston)
SC Senate Candidate John Steinberger (District 41 – Charleston)
SC House Candidate Peter VonLehe Ruegner (District 110 – Charleston)
Former SC Treasurer Thomas Ravenel
Charleston County School Board Member Brian Thomas
There will also be a fundraising straw poll (benefiting the RLCSC) for some key races in 2012 and 2014 including Senate District 41 (the seat vacated by Glenn McConnell), the new 7th Congressional District, this summer’s Vice Presidential selection, and the 2014 Gubernatorial and Senate primaries!
Tenth Amendment Center
South Carolina Campaign for Liberty
Lowcountry RINO Hunt
ABOUT OUR FEATURED SPEAKER, MIKE MAHARREY
Mike Maharrey serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center.
Hailing from Lexington, Ky., he’s extremely proud that his home state originated the principles of ’98, state nullification of unconstitutional federal acts, and he’s the author of an upcoming book on the history and philosophical roots of nullification.
Mike earned a degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He has written for several newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times, covering local and state politics. Mike also won 2009 Kentucky Press Association awards for best sports story and best sports feature while serving as sports editor for a central Kentucky paper. He also holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Mike has spent most of his adult life studying constitutional history, political philosophy and economics.
Mike is married, and has two daughters and a son. Although a native Kentuckian, he spent much of his adult life in Florida and considers the Sunshine state his adopted home. In his spare time, he plays ice hockey and is equally passionate about defending the Constitution and his crease.
Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF SC
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