Skip to comments.Trace Adkins Supports Gettysburg Commemoration & Gets Unfairly Criticized - Again
Posted on 02/25/2013 3:25:36 PM PST by Davy Buck
What Adkins does correctly point out is that the ongoing interpretation of the 10th amendment, a.k.a. "states' rights" issue has not been resolved. The federal courts quite frequently decide cases surrounding 10th amendment issues and interpretations. For those of us who are familiar with this topic, including very recent history, Adkins could not be more correct . . .
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Thanks for the post — excellent one. And thanks, too, for letting me know about this blog. Looks very good.
Lincoln was eloquent but wrong on many things.
having a federal court decide states rights is exactly backwards
the people give power to the states...
which in turn give power to the federal government.
the federal government doesn’t get to dictate its desires on the state. that’s absurd. that’s like a child telling its parent what time to go to bed or what’s for dinner.
In addition to which, how can it be that federal law always is supreme to state laws? Did the states willingly and knowingly create a monster to rule over them?
Washington was the greatest President. It’s not even close.
Well, the States did ratify the Constitution, which states that:
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."
So, yes, duly enacted Federal law ("the Laws of the United States") is supreme to state laws. Obviously not if the Federal law is itself unconstitutional (as the Federal laws must be made "in pursuance" of the Constitution), but if it is, it's supreme to any contrary state law.
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