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Supremacy is in the Constitution; And NOT in ANY Law Made by the Federal Legislature.

Supremacy is in the Constitution; Not in any Law Made by the Federal Legislature.

Kentucky Resolutions 1798:
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Thomas Jefferson:

1. Resolved, That the several States composing, the United States of America, are "NOT" united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for "special purposes" — "delegated" to that government "certain definite" powers, RESERVING, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their OWN self-government;

and that "WHENSOEVER" the general (FEDERAL) government assumes "UNDELEGATED" powers, its acts are "UNAUTHORITATIVE", "VOID", and of "NO FORCE":

that to this compact "each State" acceded as a State, and is an integral part, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party: that the government created by this COMPACT was "NOT" made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself

(APP: i.e. The Federal Supreme Court, Executive or Legislative are not the final judge);

>>>>since that would have made "its (FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S) discretion", and "NOT THE CONSTITUTION", the "MEASURE" OF IT'S "POWERS";

but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (STATE CITIZENRY) has an EQUAL right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress..

2. " Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States, having delegated to Congress a power to punish:

a.) treason,
b.) counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States,
c.) piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and
d.) offenses against the law of nations,


and it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, that "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,"

therefore the act of Congress, passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, and intituled "An Act in addition to the act intituled An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," as also the act passed by them on the — day of June, 1798, intituled "An Act to punish frauds committed on the bank of the United States," (>>>> and ALL their OTHER ACTS which assume to CREATE, DEFINE, or PUNISH crimes, OTHER than THOSE so "ENUMERATED" in the Constitution,)

>>> are "ALTOGETHER" "VOID", and of "NO FORCE";

and that the power to create, define, and punish such other crimes is reserved, and, of right, appertains SOLELY and EXCLUSIVELY to the respective "STATES", each within its own territory. ..."


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Just finishing up Tom Woods' "Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century".

Good stuff.

What would the Founders do?