lets say the federal government made a law stating its going to be legal for people to bear arms [now play along with me here] and the USSC went along with that law, but we have say 22 states which are more conservative which reject the law, while 28 were more liberal and had no problem with the law.
could you see secession coming out of a situation like this, and where would you stand on the issue?
James Madison - The States, in their sovereign capacity, are the parties to the constitutional compact; and are thus the final authority on whether the federal government has violated the Constitution. There can be no tribunal above the authority of the States to decide whether the compact made by them has been violated by the federal government.
That if, when the federal government usurps power, the States don’t stop the usurpation, and thereby preserve the Constitution; there would be no relief from usurped power. This would subvert the Rights of the People as well as betray the fundamental principle of our Founding.