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Jim, I apologize. You are right that that was incorrect and should have been attributed to Tom Woods from a 2010 article where he also wrote:

 

....that the states created the federal government, which they obviously did, and that as a principal to the federal compact each state reserves the right – if I may quote Jefferson himself – to “judge for itself, as well of infractions [of the Constitution] as of the mode and measure of redress.” Otherwise, the federal government will expand without limit.

1 year, 8 months ago on Sheriffs, States and the Supreme Court

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@litewave

The only provision from which U.S. citizens are exempted here is the“requirement” of military detention. For foreign nationals accused of being members of Al Qaeda, military detention is mandatory; for U.S. citizens, it is optional. This section does not exempt U.S citizens from the presidential power of military detention: only from therequirement of military detention.

This article addresses this in more detail: http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/

2 years, 8 months ago on State Governments check Federal Power

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