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Offline rangerrebew

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Obama adminstration says treaties trump the Constitution
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:07:57 AM »
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Re: Obama adminstration says treaties trump the Constitution
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 02:57:49 PM »
Curious.  In 1957 the Supreme Court held that a treaty cannot trump the Constitution, in the case Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957).  The issue is currently under review by the Supreme Court in a case called Bond v. United States, which makes for fascinating reading just for its facts alone; quite the pot-boiler.

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Re: Obama adminstration says treaties trump the Constitution
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 03:26:48 PM »
It seems to me if the liberal court rules that treaties trump the Constitution, there really is no rule of law - except at the moment.  The way countries are changing leaders these days means any law would be tenuous, at best and frequently might not even get codified before it is changed.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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