Remember my post on the Tenth Amendment and State’s Powers? Section 10 defines what powers the States gave the Federal Government. As in they agreed, not that the government took from them. Lets begin.
Arkansas cannot make a treaty with Mexico or join the United Nations by itself.
Or hire mercenaries to invade Mexico.
A State can’t print its own money, or something in the place of money. They can use gold or silver as payment of debts.
Remember when we learned of this a few weeks back, about no laws that are retroactive or single out a group? States cannot do that either. Or getting in the way of people fulfilling a contract. And no royalty in the State either. Sadly, I’ll never be King.
This is part of what State’s can’t do by Contract (The Constitution) as long as they’re part of the United States. We’ll continue to explore Section 10 next week.