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And he has the record before the U.S. Supreme Court to prove that.

United States Constitution:

Article VI
All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

It’s there in plain English.

Today from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r):

Attorney General Schmitt, Governor Parson Send Letter to Biden DOJ, Fighting Federal Encroachment on Missourians’ Second Amendment Rights
Jun 17, 2021, 14:15 PM by AG Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Governor Mike Parson today sent a letter to President Biden’s Department of Justice fighting back against potential federal overreach and encroachment on Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.

“Missourians’ and Americans’ Second Amendment rights are enshrined in the Constitution – I will defend those rights at every turn,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “Our letter to Biden’s Department of Justice sends a clear message: we will fight any attempts from the federal government to encroach on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”

“The Second Amendment Preservation Act is about protecting law-abiding Missourians against government overreach and unconstitutional federal mandates,” Governor Parson said. “We will reject any attempt by the federal government to circumvent the fundamental right Missourians have to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property. Throughout my career, I have always stood for the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and that will not change today or any day.”

The letter, which is in response to the Department of Justice’s Wednesday letter to both the Attorney General and the Governor on the recently passed and signed Second Amendment Preservation Act, begins with, “Your letter purporting to ask for clarification of this important legislation, which was purposefully leaked to the news media, is riddled with a misunderstanding of the law and falsehoods. We will not stand by while the federal government tries to tell Missourians how to live our lives. Missouri is not attempting to nullify federal law. Instead, Missouri is defending its people from federal government overreach by prohibiting state and local law enforcement agencies from being used by the federal government to infringe Missourians’ right to keep and bear arms.”

The letter argues that, under the Second and Tenth Amendments, the right to keep and bear arms is inalienable, and that Missouri has the right to refuse to enforce unconstitutional infringements by the federal government. The letter states, “Likewise, the Tenth Amendment directly limits the Federal Government’s ability to shift the balance of power within the federal system away from the States… the State of Missouri has every right under our system of government and the Tenth Amendment to place limitations on what state and local officials may do.”

The letter also notes the Department of Justice’s June 16 letter conflicts with their own policy toward “sanctuary cities,” stating, “On his first day in office, President Biden rescinded President Trump’s executive order that prohibited federal grant awards to sanctuary jurisdictions that refused to cooperate with the federal government to enforcement immigration laws. In April, the Office of Justice Programs reportedly repealed the Department of Justice’s policy that required recipients of a law enforcement grant to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a condition of their funding… President Biden and the Department of Justice have decided to reward states and cities that refuse to cooperate with enforcing constitutional immigration laws that protect our citizens against foreign threats, but now they attack Missouri for refusing to cooperate with enforcing unconstitutional gun confiscation laws that put our citizens in danger and degrade their rights.”

The letter ends with, “We will fight tooth and nail to defend the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment, Article I, § 23 of the Missouri Constitution, and the Second Amendment Preservation Act. And we will not tolerate any attempt by the federal government to deprive Missourians of this critical civil right.”


He also said the same on social media. Some of the responses:

Is Missouri seceding from the United States? Or by what authority would Missouri be able to reject federal law?

@AGEricSchmitt and @GovParsonMO are profoundly ignorant of constitutional law and this move will cost Missourians money as AG Schmidt defends this poorly written law against the inevitable challenges. @SLULAW you need to come take that JD back from Schmidtt.

Your agenda has nothing to do with Missourians or their rights.

Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution is commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause. It establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.


Y’all keep getting your ignorant ass handed to you in court. Y’all keep doubling down on idiotic mistakes. Y’all gonna secede next?
#LostCause #WasteOfMoney

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

And Mike Parson (r) did the same. Some of those responses:

Nice try. We fall under the federal umbrella like every other state.

Yeah, let me know how that goes consitutionally, pudding.

Has Eric Schmitt ever won one of the dumb fights he picks? You might want to get yerself a new lawyer, Hee Haw.

Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution is commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause. It establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.

Sorry, Heehaw.

Cases of COVID are rising faster here than almost anywhere in the country. And you choose to waste your time on this stupid bullshit? C’mon, man, hike up your big boy pants and SAVE lives instead of making it easier to take them.

I am sure the Biden Department of Justice is just shaking in their boots after receiving a letter from a Traitor like Eric Schmitt. You are useless governor!

You both are just idiots. There’s Noo one trying to take away any weapons.

Hey Gov Nitwit, you are single-handedly making Missouri a laughing stock of America. You realize this, yes?
Why can’t you be an ACTUAL LEADER and convince folks to quit being big freaking babies and get their covid vax?? You are literally the WORST!!!!


The Supremacy Clause don’t mean shit (June 12, 2021)