I have written to you before about Sheriff Mack and his fight against the encroaching federal government. Today I want to bring to your attention a great piece written by Sheriff Mack titled The States Can Stop Obama. In the essay, Sheriff Mack lays out the powerful protections against federal encroachment on state power contained within the Constitution. He says that the states are the creator of the federal government, and therefore control it. That power is reiterated within the 10th Amendment. Sheriff Mack fought for states’ rights in front of the Supreme Court in the case of Mack/Printz vs. United States. In that battle the Supreme Court reiterated that the “supremacy clause” (Article VI, Clause 2) of America’s Constitution only applies to what is in the Constitution itself, not any law the federal government dreams up. States are superior to the federal government in every way, but are bound by the same rules under the Constitution. Finally, Sheriff Mack says that citizens should rely on their own state governments to fight back against federal government overreach, and not plead with the same tyrants who wrote the overreaching laws.
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