Constitution binds D.C.

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Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on April 06, 1998 at 20:28:27:

In Reply to: Re: Paul Mitchell: There is 2nd witness to Constitution posted by Committee for Original Intent on December 29, 1997 at 23:57:35:

The U.S. Constitution specifically binds
the District of Columbia.

Confer at "District of Columbia" in
Corpus Juris, to wit:

"To put at rest all doubts concerning the
applicability of the constitution to the District,
congress in 1871 specifically extended it thereto
[citing Downes v. Bidwell and 16 Stat. 419, 426,
Sec. 34]. Hence, the power of legislation in
Congress is not unlimited or arbitrary [citing
Curry v. District of Columbia, 14 App. (D.C.)
423] but is limited in general by the express
constitutional provisions [cites omitted]."

18 C.J., p. 1358, Sec. 11,
see also notes 93 and 93[a]

The pertinent sentence from 16 Stat. 419
now follows:

"... [A]nd the Constitution and all the laws
of the United States, which are not locally
inapplicable, shall have the same force and
effect within the said District of Columbia
as elsewhere within the United States."

16 Stat 419, 426, Sec. 34 (1871)

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law, Federal Witness
and Private Attorney General

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