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Old 05-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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If the concept of state nullification had ever been anything more than a random concept (which it wasn't) then it would simply have been an avenue for the States to challenge the constitutionality of a federal law through the US Supreme Court.

Which, by odd coincidence, is exactly how things work here in the real world even today.

Federal laws get struck down all the time on constitutional grounds. Heck, Marbury v. Madison happened in 1803, just 14 years after the Constitution itself went into effect. (The Supreme Court ruled that Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional.)
It would be better still if States nullified Federal laws with more regularity. Unfortunately because income taxes to the Fed Gov are huge, the States are effectively held hostage via purse strings. The Fed Gov has continuously usurped power, through taxation.

Also, the 17th Amendment (popular election of Senaturds) was a huge blow to States' Rights.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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It would be better still if States nullified Federal laws with more regularity.
No, it would not be. In fact, it would be worse.

(see what I did there? I responded to a baseless and unsupported opinion with another baseless and unsupported opinion.)



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Also, the 17th Amendment (popular election of Senaturds) was a huge blow to States' Rights.
Allowing the citizens of a state to directly elect their own representatives in the US Senate is a bad thing?

This is so far off in the weeds that I have to assume you're trolling at this point.
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