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Huffington Post gets it wrong. State law trumps federal law, and here's why
Huffington Post published a article in 2014 titled: State vs. Federal Law: Who Really Holds the Trump Card?. In it Lesley Daunt states that federal law prevails, here is the text of Article 6 of the U.S Constitution:
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
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, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof;
This means that if it is a federal law NOT made pursuant to the Constitution it has no more authority than a similar state law. Secondly in article 10 of the U.S constitution it states:
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.
This means that all powers not specifically enumerated to the government are reserved to the states and the people.
The Federal Government was created by the people to serve the people for the people. Government can not grant any powers to itself that we did not give them in the first place. And obviously it is the intent of the Consitution to be used to to limit government, not grant powers to circumvent the rights and freedoms of the people to self-govern.
Just wanted to clear up that misinformation. Huffington Post and both the Guardian like to appear independant, but they do tend to create a false impression of it though the many articles that tend to side with or appear to limit the rights of the people.