Nullification is a term that means that states could reject or nullify a law passed by Congress if they do not like the law. Think about it for a minute.
Isn't that how we avoided national id's? Being from Washington state, I can tell you that's how we and Colorado have recreational marijuana sales. The federal government is rarely benign nor correct. Sure you can point to things like civil rights being dictated to the states from the federal government, but they have always had to be fought for and usually paid for in blood in spite of the federal government.