The Federal Government was supposed to be pretty “meaningless” in regards to its involvement in the day to day life of American citizens, the “Nanny State” lovers were nowhere to be found amongst our Founding Fathers.
A military sufficient to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.
Treaties regarding trade, tariffs and nation to nation affairs.
Assurance that commerce and contracts between the States was binding.
Provision for a Judicial system that applied law blindly to all citizens.
Provision for a Post Office that served all U.S. territories.
Assuring that the “God given Rights” outlined were not deprived to any citizen without Due Process.
For the average American the tax burden to accomplish these goals was minimal and the regulations from Washington were basically non existent unless you were a criminal.
“Meaningless” in other words.
ALL the schooling
ALL the charity
ALL the building requirements
ALL the economic concerns
ALL the economic regulations
ALL the retirement concerns
ALL the medical concerns
Almost all the transportation concerns
Almost all the tax burdens
Were **LOCAL **
Representatives that you could meet, that attended your own Church, that had family and friends who would have to endure the consequences of whatever they implemented, that had children who would have to live with the education they received at the same schools as your kids, who had to live in and amongst the buildings that were constructed; HANDLED EVERYTHING RELEVANT TO DAILY LIFE.
If a War broke out, the Federal Government became relevant.
If a new technology (like telephone/telegraph/railroad) was thought to be a great way to fastrack economic development, the Federal Government became relevant as a means to jump start or “promote the general welfare” by helping get it up much quicker than the market alone would achieve the same goal.
That was about it, that is about the extent that the Americans citizens would have to deal with the Federal sword.
Your claim that “any law can be called unconstitutional” just reveals your lack of respect for the very clear ideas spelled out by our Founders that were intended to avoid the very monstrosity that we have allowed to rise today.
This bastardization is breaking the back of our economy
Putting entrepreneurs in a straightjacket
Creating generational poverty and dependence
Stripping property rights
Stripping 2nd Amendment Rights
Stripping 1st Amendment Rights
Condemning future generations to destitution
And killing the spirit of rugged individualism that made America the greatest beacon of prosperity and liberty in world history.
State law most certainly CAN trump Federal Law, the day we stop cowering before these Socialist’s monsters will be the day we leave something of value for posterity, right now we are on track to expect nothing but spit on our graves for the mess we have made of our Founders blood and sweat.