Originally Posted by suzzer99
It's ultimately up to the courts. But the system breaks down if everyone has their own interpretation of the constitution until their specific issue is ruled.
It's not a matter of "everyone" having their own interpretation, it's a matter of state's retaining their mini-sovereignty status as another check on the power of the federal govt.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison