The States’ Authority Over and Ability to Protect the U.S. Constitution

Red Millennial

Article-V-of-the-ConstitutionStates’ rights are one of the most important features of the Constitution of the United States. This federal constitution is a compact agreed upon and ratified by the several states; subsequently, the primary authority on Constitutional use of power lies in the hands of the states, not directly in that of the people, nor in the hands of the federal government. The original intent of the Constitution was not to have a national government which would consume all the states, but a mixed federal one where the states would largely reserve their sovereignty in the everyday affairs of its residents. The federal government was originally designed act only in very limited capacities and only where specifically authorized by the Constitution. However, in recent history, this role has switched to where the federal government has started to take more initiative in legislation and regulation than was originally designed by the Framers…

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