GOP candidates on states rights, SHOCKING!

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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Ron Paul:eusa_clap:
     
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    If true it’s a refreshing and pleasant surprise a significant majority of GOP candidates understand Constitutional case law, however inadvertent. If not true it doesn’t matter.

    As early as the First Quarter of the 19th Century the Court held that Federal law preempts state law, and that states had no ‘right’ to ignore Federal legislation:

    In United States v. Darby Lumber Co., 312 U.S. 100 (1941), the Court reaffirmed the long understood and settled doctrine that the 10th Amendment did not authorize states to reject or otherwise ignore Federal legislation the states might consider ‘offensive’:

    They myth of ‘states’ rights’ was finally and permanently put to rest in Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1 (1958).

    In Cooper the Court held it was un-Constitutional for the state of Arkansas to ignore the Constitution, the law, and the Supreme Court by passing legislation prohibiting the Little Rock school district from integrating:

     
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    The 10th Amendment spells this out. We need more power devolved to the states, which is what the Founders wanted.
    Perry once again shines and presents a clear alternative to the compromised "lead" candidates.
     
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    Sometimes.

     
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    These people are not interested in weakening any position they are elected to, You can forget it. All they really want is to be the one in charge of any government oppression real or imagined.
     
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    Constitution IS the supreme law of the land... BUT the powers of the federal government as SPECIFICALLY limited and laid out... and all other powers are reserved for the states or the citizens... and that is specifically spelled out in the constitution
     
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    You're supporting Perry now? Because this quote makes me like him even more. And he's right, of course.
     
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    Are you kidding? I'd give anything for Perry to get the nomination.
     

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