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Treaties Don´t Trump the Constitution
American Thinker, by Congressman Steve Stockman

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Posted By:magnante, 11/5/2013 9:13:51 AM

Can the President and Senate invest the federal government with new powers not enumerated in the U.S. Constitution simply by signing and ratifying a treaty? Can the treaty power be used to override the Tenth Amendment and render it a dead letter? Those issues will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 5, 2013, in the case of Bond v. United States (snip)The concept that the federal government can give itself additional powers by signing a treaty with a foreign power was invented nearly a century ago to justify federal laws regulating bird hunting.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/5/2013 9:35:16 AM     (No. 9599242)

The USA is a signatory to diplomatic accords that specifies that Treaties go into effect as soon as our representative signs them. They remain in effect until they are rejected by the senate or repudiated by President.

This avoids having to get treaties ratified by Congress.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/5/2013 9:36:24 AM     (No. 9599245)

I hope he knows what he´s talking about. I worry about all these various international treaties, and a Supreme Court Justice who believes international law can be used in deciding United States legal actions. The Law of the Sea Treaty is enthusiastically supported by such seemingly diverse individuals as then-Governor of Alaska,Sarah Palin, and current Maryland Governor O´Malley. What are these people thinking?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 11/5/2013 10:32:54 AM     (No. 9599344)

What has that to do with anything? Our government has broken both. Legally, from the view of the citizen, we have no government. It has abdicated its right to exist.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 11/5/2013 10:43:16 AM     (No. 9599361)

The matter will be resolved when they try to impose the Small Arms Treaty. Hundreds of millions of small arms will be speaking out against it in a very authoritative voice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 11/5/2013 11:43:44 AM     (No. 9599486)

We may as well have endured a coups. Perhaps we did and since it was so slow and gradual it will never be recognized as such. Of course I´m a crazy wackobird.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/5/2013 1:37:24 PM     (No. 9599708)

Treaties are composed mostly of foreign opinions and policies devised by foreigners. Allowing treaties to trump the US Constitution would be insane, since the US has already fought and won a revolutionary war to keep such foreigners and their policies out of internal US affairs.

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