It is true. You are skeptical? Then let us hear from the architect of the Constitution, James Madison, in Federalist #46:
“SHOULD AN UNWARRANTABLE MEASURE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE UNPOPULAR in particular States . . . the MEANS OF OPPOSITION to it are powerful and at hand. The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, REFUSAL TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE OFFICERS OF THE UNION; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in a large State, very serious impediments; and where the sentiments of several adjoining States happened to be in unison, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.”
(Emphasis added. By me.)
What does this passage mean?
It means refusing to cooperate with federal officials was encouraged by the founders of this country.
It means refusing to cooperate with federal officials is patriotic. Be patriotic. Refuse to cooperate.