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Decatur
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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No way federal regulatory agencies could ever protect industry right?


Sure, I guess. What cases do you have in mind?






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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What would be the purpose of a federal law if states can just pick and choose which ones they want to uphold and which ones they don't?


What's the purpose of the U.S. Constitution if the Federal Government can just pick and choose which amendments they want to uphold and which ones they don't? The 10th Amendment has pretty much been dying since the 1930's.






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GumboPot
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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This is why the Fed blackmails states.


As a side note, a silver lining that came out of the Obamacare SCOTUS ruling is that if and when the federal government implements Obamacare states can refuse to set up insurance exchanges without the threat of federal government reprisals. Theoretically this ruling should weaken the federal government's ability to bribe states into regulation going forward. But with a liberal court it likely won't work. Generally speaking the SCOTUS has a strong interest in growing the general government too.






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MFn GIMP
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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Red states talk tough until they need money. As has been stated many times on this board, Al gets $1.60 for every dollar they send to the federal government. Blue states, like Ca, Minn pay for states like Al, MS, LA. I know everybody from LA will post about their oil ...blah, blah. Ca. is in debt but it is their debt. I find it ludicrous that people post so smugly on this board when most of them of from these free loader states. I'm sure I'm gonna hear the demographics argument. It's been 150 years since "the war", if you're ideas are so good why does your state suck at making money.


Can I get a breakdown of welfare and TANF recipients for red states vs blue states?






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RollTide1987
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


Yeah…I really want to know Decatur's opinion on the 10th Amendment and how all three branches have been taking a dump on that amendment since the end of the Civil War.

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The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


That is the wording right there. Since 1865 or so our government has completely forgotten about this amendment and have used the commerce clause to strengthen the power of the federal government at the expense of the individual states.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. There is nothing in the Constitution that allows the Obama administration and its Democratic cronies to regulate the way they are trying to regulate.








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TN Bhoy
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


No, but they should be able to nullify any federal law.





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lsuroadie
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Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?




You mean like immigration and marijuana laws?






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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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Mississippi, Arizona, Wyoming, even Louisiana is thinking about dipping their toes into the water - Who else am I missing?


Utah and Virginia. They passed resolutions against NCLB and RealID during the Bush administration.






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texashorn
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re: Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?


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Should a state be able to ignore any federal law that it wants to?




If it's an executive order from Obama, yes.


Federal executive orders don't apply to state or local governments. The orders from the chief executive (President) are directed toward federal government employees only.






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