The part of the U.S. constitution that subordinates laws
of the states to those of the Federal government, and to
the Constitution itself.
To most of the people who've ever heard of it, and to
those that make up the legislative and executive branches
of the federal government, and to the nine wannabe gods in their
attractive black robes, who know better but don't care
because they have their own agendas, it simply means that
the Congress can pass any law they want to and, if the
President goes along with it, can remake the face of
the country in accordance with their sublime wisdom and
paternal oversight of their 250 million chillun.
The ignored part of the clause is noted in this snippet:
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States
which shall be made in pursuance thereof,
People who realize that most of the federal laws in existence
are unconstitutional would also realize, upon minimal reflection,
that the purpose of the supremacy clause was simply to preserve
the structure and integrity of the union that the states (as those
nations were referred to)
had entered into, not to convert them into the mere organizational
units that, for all intents and purposes, they are now.
Thus, as noted in an earlier writeup as an example of
supremacy in action, federal drug laws, which the Congress
has no right to pass, are allowed to trump those of the
But, ever since The United States of America
started becoming a singular term, rather than the plural which
it was before the Civil War and which denotes the polity
that the Founding Fathers intended, the people of this country
have been educated that the Federal government is the
government; a mindset perpetuated, not only by such disinformation
but also by the steady accretion of more and more unconstitutional
programs by that government.
This weltanschauung is what leads to agents of the FBI, the DEA,
the BATF, and other unconstitutional federal policemen being
received with bowing and scraping, sometimes accompanied by subvocalized grumblings,
by the local police when they show up at a crime scene and take
over, citing higher jurisdiction.