Re: Personal attacks I reread the exchange and do not believe that you were attacked. You had made statements that federal laws would "trump" state laws and similar statements. Your writing frequently seems obtuse and hard to follow. You messed up one post and didn't properly attribute Gus's words so that they looked like your own. I mistakenly took a sentence out of Gus's text that you had not properly attributed to Gus to try and address the difference between constitutional law and statute law because it appeared to me that it was being confused. What made your indignation ironic is that in your very response denying that you had written that sentence (and accusing me of doctoring your post!) you repeated the same thing. It is not true that federal law trumps state law. What is true is that the US constitution is the foundation of our government and all laws whether federal, state or municipal must abide by the US constitution. There is nothing that I know of that says that federal law trumps state law.