“John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.” Though President Jackson’s exact words were a bit different, the sentiment remained. Enforcing the ruling meant not only deviating from his own ideology, but alienating a state that shared his core beliefs. So he decided to undermine the system of checks and balances and ignore the ruling. Without the President to enforce the ruling of the Supreme Court, the opinion largely meant nothing. Samuel Worcester remained imprisoned in Milledgeville and the militia of Georgia was free to encroach on Cherokee land.
Cliven Bundy and Radical Militias Threaten Violent Resistance Against the Government All While Undermining Their Cause of Private Property Rights
Warning: This article will discuss the actual legal issues involved in the matter. The hills are alive with the sound of gunfire! It hasn’t quite reached that point yet, but the standoff […]