Monday, February 24, 2014

This day in history

In 1803, the Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.

Back then it was understood that the federal government possessed ONLY those powers DELEGATED to it by the people of the sovereign States, as spelled out in the Tenth Amendment. These days, anyone who questions DC's power to do whatever it wants is a dangerous, racist extremist.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I guess got my anniversaries mixed-up. There's so many Southern anniversaries, it's difficult to keep up sometimes.

I thought today was the anniversary the Hunley sunk to the bottom of the ocean because it didn't occur to the Southerners to include any mechanical means to bring their submarine back up to the surface.

The Southerners figured out how to submerge a submarine, it didn't occur to the Dixie brains, even to any of the Southron Hunley crew members, that perhaps, just maybe, the Southern Hunley crew would want to re-surface some fine day in the morning.

From : Yankee Joe

Weaver said...

Yay, let's trash talk like we're ill-bred.

Anonymous said...

Most people and government seem to have omitted the Preamble to the Bill of RIGHTS. This preamble refers to the Bill of RIGHTS as declaritive and restrictive and does not include any of the amendments after the 10th. This means that the Bill of Rights supercedes the Constitution and the other amendments. This preamble has been left out of most printed copies of the Constitution handed out by legislators offices.

There is another problem. The U.S. seems to have kept itself in a perpetual state of national emergency since about 1932(?). This seems to have given the Feds all the excuse they need to ignore the constitution.