If you think the federal government is superior to the states, let’s do a thought experiment!
You use your resources to have a new house built.
You wait patiently.
Your brand new house is ready!
You order a security system and have professionals install it.
But then, you make it very clear to the installers: You want them to make up the codes to get past the security system, and to not give them to you. After all, they worked hard setting up the alarms and cameras.
The house and its contents now effectively belong to the security company.
See the problem?