Posted by KatNip on September 23, 1998 at 00:03:33:
In Reply to: Re: What is "supreme Law"? posted by Two Cities on September 22, 1998 at 23:42:13:
US Const. gives NO authority to admit NEW states
into the Union not within the original territory
set by the Treaty of Peace.
: Senate Manual:
: 766.2 \2\This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States
: which shall be made in Pursuance thereof, and all Treaties
: made, or which shall be made, under Authority of the United
: States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land, and the Judges
: in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the
: Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary
: Somewhere else:
: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in
: Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the
: Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the
: Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or
: Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
: Literal print via some gov. location:
: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall
: be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be
: made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law
: of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any
: Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary
: My take on things:
: This Constitution [the Constitution for the United States of America],
: and the Laws [some specific laws of a defined class] of the United States
: which shall be made in Pursuance [a particular rule] thereof [which made
: the Laws]; and all Treaties [an enumerated class] made, or which shall be
: made, under the Authority [a special authority] of the United States, shall
: be the supreme [over-riding, not capitalized] Law [specific] of the Land
: [the dominion]; and the Judges [some certain judges] in every State [?]
: shall be bound thereby, any Thing [what may this thing be] in the Constitution
: or Laws of any state [nation] to the Contrary [particular contrarian]
: It is easy enough to realize, that the popular profusion of this
: document, carries with it certain distortions. If someone would post a
: good site for retrieval of image quality manuscript [even though a skilled
: artist with 'photo-shop' could doctor it] I'd appreciate.
: So in this document there is no "Supreme Law". There appears to be a
: "supreme Law of the Land"
: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT OF WASHINGTON.
: (Approved March 2, 1853.) [10 U.S. Statutes at Large, c 90 p 172.]
: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
: of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act,
: all that portion of Oregon Territory lying and being south of the forty-ninth
: degree of north latitude, and north of the middle of the main channel of the
: Columbia River, from its mouth to where the forty-sixth degree of north latitude
: crosses said river, near Fort Wallawalla, thence with said forty-sixth degree of
: latitude to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, be organized into and constitute
: a temporary government by the name of the Territory of Washington: Provided,
: That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to affect the authority of
: the government of the United States to make any regulation respecting the Indians
: of said Territory, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, law, or
: otherwise, which it would have been competent to the government to make if this
: act had never been passed: Provided further, That the title to the land, not
: exceeding six hundred and forty acres, now occupied as missionary stations among
: the Indian tribes in said Territory, or that may have been so occupied as
: missionary stations prior to the passage of the act establishing the Territorial
: government of Oregon, together with the improvements thereon, be, and is hereby,
: confirmed and established to the several religious societies to which said
: missionary stations respectively belong.
: This Act may have been necessary in order to recognize the formation of Oregon
: as a separate state. Oregon spent a number of years gaining admittance.
: Observe the 'style of the Act. [who is the 'lawmaker']
: If this body was acting under the 1787 Constitution, their form preserves
: the identity. Is this the form today? Or is this a 'dead letter'?
: The admission of Ohio is a curious incident. Evidently the first pass through
: got botched, and they did it over again 150 years later. Were they able to resurrect
: the old legislative body?
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