LETTER: Federal Government has No Role Policing States

By Beacon Staff

In a recent “letters” column, reader John Fuller suggested that “… maybe we had better sit down and discuss … the proper role of the federal government in the policing of the states …” I can answer the implied question without sitting down: “None.”

Having read the U.S. Constitution carefully several times, I can assure whoever reads this that the federal government has no role in “policing the states”, and no prerogative to do so. Any such “policing” occurs via intimidation, not law.

Robert Miller
Kalispell

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