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Why I Think ‘Settled Law’ As An Excuse For Federal Over-reach Is Insufficient

Posted on | April 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Smitty

Watch Madame Speaker crow about ‘taking this country in a new direction’ in this clip (via lr3031 on Twitter).

Article V of the Constitution is far from magical:

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

The verbiage that my lying eyes cannot detect is the part where, after ‘enough’ decades have passed, an un-Constitutional decision is somehow ratified. In fact, the notion of ‘settled law’ as being tantamount to Constitutional Amendment, itself, would be an Amendment. These sharks have altered the fabric of the country in their own minds, and then tried to ram their notions through on pure propaganda.

So we need to push to Repeal It, and then follow that by expanding the status of the Amish with respect to Social Security to any other citizen who thinks that Social Security, too, is a complete soup sandwich.


One Response to “Why I Think ‘Settled Law’ As An Excuse For Federal Over-reach Is Insufficient”

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