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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.

2 years, 2 months ago on Sheriffs, States and the Supreme Court



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:

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