Do you want to support the idea that any state official can define the meaning of the Constitution for himself, and can willfully ignore the Supremacy Clause if he or she so chooses?
Please review the 10th Amendment and then get back to me. Be sure to be prepared to point to the portion of the Constitution that authorizes Congress to make laws about the decor within state Courthouses.
posted on 07/01/2003 4:09:08 PM PDT
(Liberalism is a mental illness - a precursor disease to terminal Socialism.)
slugsoul doesn't understand the 10th Amendment OR the First Amendment. What do you want to bet he's just as ignorant about the other eight?
That would be the 1st Amendment, incorporated against the states by way of the 14th. Next, I suppose you'll be telling us that the state can decree singing of hymns in the courtroom.
Go back to school.
posted on 07/01/2003 6:35:11 PM PDT
Oh, Spiff. The 10th refers to rights NOT set forth in the Constitution - or reserved to the people under the 9th. It does not give the states the right to trump the Federal Government on the issue of interpreting the U.S. Constitution. If you think it does, please indicate where.
posted on 07/01/2003 7:09:29 PM PDT
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