Talking Federal Supremacy with Suzanne Sherman – Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode

On April 4, I appeared on Suzanne Sherman’s show The Wasatch Report. We talked about how state action can limit the scope of the federal government, focusing specifically on the Second Amendment, dispelled the persistent myth of absolute federal supremacy and talked about why you shouldn’t count on lawyers to tell you what the Constitution means. It was a fast-paced and fun interview, and I appreciate Suzanne inviting me to join her on her show.

2 Responses to “Talking Federal Supremacy with Suzanne Sherman – Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode”

  1. ChrisApril 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Good to have your podcast back.
    I’m caught up through #107.
    Does Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution give authority over naturalization to Congress? If so, wouldn’t that give the federal government power to enforce immigration laws?

    • Michael MaharreyApril 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks!

      And no. Naturalization refers only to the process of granting citizenship to non-native born individuals. It has no relation to immigration at all. Both Madison and Jefferson asserted that the federal government has no authority to control who can or cannot remain within in the borders of a state unless the US is at war. In that case, the feds can deport an alien who is a citizen of a country the US is at war with.

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