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  •  If the federal gov't were nothing but an "agent" (2+ / 0-)
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    of the states, then it would be impossible to account for the House of Representatives, in which some states have many more representatives than others.

    Also, Article VI makes the Constitution the supreme law of the land, and, tellingly, add this:

    and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    This doesn't sound like a relationship that subordinates the "agent" (the Federal Government) to its masters (the States). Quite the contrary. The states agreed to subordinate themselves to the authority of the Federal Government, elected by the people of the United States, not the states; while reserving the powers to the states which the Constitution did not transfer to the Federal Government.

    The states are not sovereign. Also they did not divide sovereignty. They transferred their sovereignty to the Federal Government.

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    by Kimball Cross on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 06:43:27 AM PST

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