Posted by New Kid on October 01, 1998 at 03:10:08:
In Reply to: We the People posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 30, 1998 at 13:57:44:
: The significance of the term "People", as found
: in the Preamble, has not changed, for purposes
: of the supreme Law in America."
My understanding is that a preamble is not considered part of the law, it is explanatory, just as whereas statements are not part of the law, only the declaration.
What exactly was the purpose of the preamble when in the text it states, "in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, in sure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, etc..." If you are modifying the original compact as declared in Texas v. White [a perpetual union] what is the purpose of a preamble?
If you are declaring something beyond the scope of the original compact then I understand. But it seems to me that you have created something other than the perpetual union of confederate states.
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