Thursday, May 20, 2010

Supreme Court VS The Constitution?

After reading or hearing the sundry comments as to the Supreme Court I am reminded of four items.
1. The Constitution has its own provisions for such amendments as would add or subtract the rights of citizens (And legal immigrants); And,
2. President Thomas Jefferson's note on the interpretation of the Constitution: "On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 1823.
3. There is nothing in the Constitution which provides for "evolving standards of decency" or any granting or taking away of rights except by the amendment process OR to limit the laws passed in the Several-and-Sovreign States except by such means.
4. The 10th Amendment to the Constitution would appear to reinforce that limit.

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