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You Can't Have It Both Ways - Unless It's Dictatorship

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OK - I'm thoroughly confused. I need some legal eagles to help me understand this.

If Federal law trumps state and local law - but in my understanding, ONLY if the Federal law is stricter and/or more protective than state or local law. So how can these same people in positions of Federal Power (EPA, Attorney General, Secretary of State, ETC) say (for instance, in the new regime) that federal law can weaken and override state and local law?

Some examples of this would be:

*Pushing pipelines and extractive industry export terminals through, despite state and local laws say.

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*Gutting our educational system from a federal level, thus undoing states' stricter and more protective laws.

*demanding electronic voter machines if state and local laws mandate paper ballots

*gutting healthcare and then denying the states' more comprehensive health care

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*overriding state bans on single use plastic bags, GMO labeling, organic food laws and guidelines, and legal medical marijuana

*overriding state and local bans on pesticides, herbicides, and other carcinogens deemed unsafe or dangerous to human and other life on earth

Somebody please 'splain! Or are these questions moot because we've been heading away from a Republic into a corporate dictatorship for many decades?

 

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I am a low-to-no-income person getting-older. I work (when i have work) as a seasonal gardener. I'm tired of seeing America eroded by corporate neo- fascists, and tired of watching the gift of life on this miraculous planet be exploited and (more...)
 

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