Selectively citing the Supremacy Clause

Martin Scales

Given your reverence for the Supremacy Clause, do you consider Colorado and Washington’s recent legalization of marijuana an equally foolish and illegal exercise of states’ rights? Do you think the Michigan House of Representatives was engaging in petty political chest-thumping when it unanimously passed a bill to prohibit state cooperation with the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA? Prior to the Civil War, were Northern states foolish to reject federal laws that required states to return escaped slaves to their states of origin? I suspect your editorial reflects not your judgment of states’ rights and federal power, but your personal opinion of firearms.