THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE: THE CONSTITUTION IS SUPREME | Four Winds 10 – Truth Winds

By: KrisAnne Hall|Dec 1st 2017 10-14-18

The doctrine of enumerated powers—the main restraint on the new government—was most famously stated by James Madison (No. 45): “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” See: http://rootsofliberty.org/the-powers-delegated-to-the-federal-government-are-few-and-defined/

“The doctrine of enumerated powers stands for the idea that Congress has only those powers that are enumerated in the Constitution, which the people delegated to Congress when they ratified the Constitution or later amended it. Thus, the doctrine is of fundamental importance. It explains the origin of Congress’s powers, their legitimacy, and their limits. By virtue of the doctrine, the Constitution of the United States establishes a government of delegated, enumerated, and thus limited powers.”

Article 6 clause 2 of the Constitution is known as the Supremacy Clause.  This clause in our Constitution is often misquoted, misapplied, and misinterpreted.  Those who support an overgrown and supreme federal power like to use this clause to beat the States into a powerless submission to every asserted federal authority.  Is that really what the designers of our Constitution meant when they placed this clause into the Constitution?

The Supremacy Clause reads:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof;  and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

A plain reading of this text tells us several things:

This Constitution, shall be the supreme Law of the Land. […]

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