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Obama adminstration says treaties trump the Constitution
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:07:57 AM »
Obama Administration Says Treaties Trump the US Constitution (SHARE)


 

The Obama administration is arguing before federal court that TREATIES should trump the CONSTITUTION… please SHARE this.

His goal is total power. He wants to be able to bypass the constitution to regulate guns, the Internet, and who knows what else. This is tyranny. Barack Obama must be removed from office… IMPEACH and CONVICT.

The Constitution is the standard we should evaluate treaties — and not the other way around. If a treaty violates the constitution, then the treaty was never signed in a legal manner in the first place.
 
Sen. Ted Cruz agrees. Remember, Ted Cruz was a Harvard lawyer who was a former law clerk under William Rehnquist, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Here’s what the Washington Examiner reports:


Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies such as gun control that conflict with the U.S. Constitution, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Their argument is that a law implementing an international treaty signed by the U.S. allows the federal government to prosecute a criminal case that would normally be handled by state or local authorities.

That is a dangerous argument, according to Cruz.

“The Constitution created a limited federal government with only specific enumerated powers,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner prior to giving a speech on the issue today at the Heritage Foundation.

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“The Supreme Court should not interpret the treaty power in a manner that undermines this bedrock protection of individual liberty,” Cruz said.

In his speech, Cruz said the Justice Department is arguing “an absurd proposition” that “could be used as a backdoor way to undermine” Second Amendment rights, among other things.

Please note that just recently, Obama was pushing for an anti-gun UN treaty. This is NOT just theoretical danger — Obama intends to use treaties to attack the constitution and has made that very clear.

Ted Cruz is right, the Obama administration is wrong, and the constitution is under attack. Please spread the word about this… grassroots activism is our strongest defense at this point.

Read more at http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/obama-undermines-constitution/#9rm2EMZfIHHT3V2h.99
Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness or judicial research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings.

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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.
Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness or judicial research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings.

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