The Nationalists Lost in 1787

Some have insisted that the result of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 was a document that provided the federal government with a massive amount of centralized power. This assertion maintains that the nationalists won the political debates and squabbles, creating a government framework that supplanted all pre-existing powers of the states.

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The Legal Basis for States to Withdraw Support for Federal Prohibition

Peace on our Streets model legislation uses, as a strategy, the withdrawal of state resources from the enforcement of federal prohibition efforts. Not only was this proven to be effective in response to the Volstead Act during alcohol prohibition, it’s also legal under modern Supreme Court jurisprudence.  

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