Failing Constitution 101, Making Stalin Proud: Chris Christie on the 4th Amendment

The dust-up between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over presidential fidelity to the Constitution — particularly the Fourth Amendment — was the most illuminating two minutes of the Republican debate last week.

It is a well-regarded historical truism that the Fourth Amendment was written by victims of government snooping, the 1770s version. The Framers wrote it to assure that the new federal government could never do to Americans what the king had done to the colonists.

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30 Ways Congressional Republicans are the Same as Socialist Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is an Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats. He is a self-proclaimed socialist. He is a Democratic candidate for president. He is many things, but a Republican he is not. Yet, even though most people think there are many differences between Sanders and the typical Republican member of Congress…

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But Doesn’t Federal Law Supersede State Law?

Whenever we publish something about an anti-commandeering-style nullification bill, somebody inevitably responds with something along these lines. “I’m not a lawyer, but doesn’t federal law supersede state law?”

In short, the answer to that question is no.

In fact, the Supremacy Clause doesn’t even apply when it comes to anti-commandeering.

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