posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 10:02 PM
This extreme bill could have caused chaos in America, luckily sane people in the GOP realized it was too much and voted it down. Preventing federal
agencies from enforcing federal laws is wrong and too extreme. Federal law trumps state law anyways, so it would be illegal IMO.
Federal law does trump state law, but there is a catch. The ONLY powers the federal government has are the ones specifically granted to them in the US
Constitution. Anything not SPECIFICALLY granted to the federal government, is left up to the states.
Meaning, most federal laws are unconstitutional, therefore they do not trump state law. Gun control is a states issue and the federal government
cannot, constitutionally, make any laws about it.
Once you realize that, it's obvious the federal government has been operating unconstitutionally for many many decades. A proper American citizen,
and a proper US state will not obey unconstitutional decrees from the federal government. If you don't like it, change the constitution, don't
violate it. The constitution provides the means to change itself to maintain relevancy as time goes on. The federal government is not allowed to
simply ignore parts of the constitution they don't like.