The Myth of Federal Supremacy

From Constitution Article V:  

 

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

 

i.e. no law or treaty made outside the enumerated powers delegated to the federal govt is valid.

Our Constitution is a Contract between a group of free and independant sovereign states forming a federation for the main purpose of national defense and mediation among the states,,

 

It did NOT form one national govt, giving it governing power above the states over whatsoever it chose.

 

few and defined enumerated powers

 

supremacy clause

 

general welfare clause, 

 

necessary and proper clause

 

conditions applied to enumerated powers:  must be used only as necessary and proper, must be used only for the general welfare, not for special interests or subset groups

 

interstate commerce clause and the meaning of regulation

 

 

the arrogant statements of pelosi and others about nothing the feds can't do

 

 

 

 

The very ESSENCE of our Constitution, the GENIUS of it, is DECENTRALIZATION of government, i.e., prevention of consolidation of power in the hands of a central bureaucracy--a "ruling elite" and enabling a choice for every citizen of what type of govt (state) he or she chooses to live under, prevention of a one-size-fits-all monopoly in government that pits citizen against citizen in coming to the compromise on everyone's part on what that govt will be.