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Old 06-04-2019, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
I disagree. The national government is clearly sovereign over the state governments. State governments cannot overrule the national government (unless the national government chooses to allow it). It's meaningless to say states are sovereign except when there's a conflict. Because when there is a conflict, it's the national government which decides the outcome.
I canít believe you are actually arguing that the states have no sovereignty. Tell that to the state when you fail to pay your state taxes. Ultimately, the states today could assert their power and call a new constitutional convention. That is proof that the power of the national government, as outlined in the constitution, is derived from the power of the states.