That should be the message sent, if this America we once admired so greatly has any of its federalist roots remaining.
If all power derives to the national government, as seems ever more the case, then why do we have states at all?
Why have a Constitution at all, for that matter?
Why not just have Obama dictate to us his latest whimsy?
It's probably a good thing that I'm not the governor of Arizona. Because this would infuriate me:
The Obama administration on Friday urged the Supreme Court to review and set aside an Arizona law that sanctions employers who hire illegal immigrants, saying it would disrupt the "careful balance" that Congress struck in federal immigration law.The Supreme Court of the United States does not have the authority - despite the history brought about by the Civil Rights movement - to "set aside" state laws.
Arizona should tell Washington to pound salt, and go about its business. This line needs to be drawn.