Posted by Tom on August 13, 1998 at 06:27:26:
In Reply to: I beleive you missunderstood my intentions posted by Shane Hanson on August 10, 1998 at 15:02:57:
: If anyone has information in support of or in opposition of my theory I am willing to make full use of it.
: I do not quite follow your line of thinking, that the Constitution is nothing more than raw political power. I feel it is a contract between "We The People" and our government. Laying out what exactly government official can and cannot do. And that they have violated that contract allowing us to totally disreguard and ignor this government and reestabish our government starting over at the Constitution.
: A labor in the work,
: Shane Hanson
Food for thought: If the Constitution is nothing more than a contract how we are bound by it? I sure as hell have not signed it nor has any person living done so. Even the original signators only subscribed their names as 'witnesses'. So under contractual law it is void and unenforceable even against the government for protection of our rights.
The Constitution refined and added national sovereign powers to a 'perpetual union' created under the fundamental principles of federalism by the Articles of Confederation.
It defines the central goverments' power and authority. Nothing more nothing less. It is the source of all positive law in this nation. How strong is the effect of positive law? "Slavery can only exist under the power of positive law." ( a Massachusetts court ruling) That is about as raw, political and powerful as a document can get. It has the authority to displace 'natural' and God given rights. I certainly wouldn't contract for that.
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