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Canada Free Press ^ | March 31, 2012 | Douglas V. Gibbs

Posted on 03/31/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

We are told that it is up to the Supreme Court to determine what laws are constitutional, but that is hardly in line with the limiting principles offered by the U.S. Constitution. That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the federal courts seized that power for themselves through an opinion written by Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803.

Yes, that’s right, the courts gave that power to themselves.

By deciding if laws are constitutional, and since the Supreme Court is a part of the federal government, what is happening is that the federal government is deciding for itself what its own Constitutional authorities are. That, my friends, is hardly in line with the original intent of the Founding Fathers.

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KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; constitution; judicialreview; marburyvmadison; nullification; scotus; separationofpowers; statesrights; tenthamendment
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To: rawhide


22 posted on 03/31/2012 11:25:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

A few factual error such as the Bill of rights were proposes by the first congress as a concession to the ain’t-federalist, not the states.

To date no 2nd Constitutional convention has ever been called. the 750+ calls for such a convention by 49 of the 50 States have all fallen upon Congresses apathetic ears.

If there is to be a 2nd convention it is likely our States will have to organized it themselves. The author is probably right Washington has little to no interest in entertaining a convention and indeed might even try to call the one organized by our States illegitimate.

This is about power taking the amendment process out of their hands is the greatest possible non-military threat to their power.

23 posted on 03/31/2012 11:40:22 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: RedCell

What ever our needed methoid of reclaiming our libertgy, restassured Control of our state goverments is THE MOST essentially political assets we have in that fight.

With our State Governments we have the means to practically control:

1: Education
2: Elections(including but not limited to distracting)
3: Constitutional Conventions
4: The only realistic potential to raise a patriot army to stand up to Washington.
5: The only realistic potential to nully and effectively interpose against Washington’s transgressions against our rights.

Simply put we cannot hope to wage, or win a revolution without control of our State Government. They must be our #1 electoral priority! They are also the only tool that politically can be convinced to stand up to Washington’s power in the interest of advancing their own. The truth is under a government as vast as the U.S. Federal government have no prayer of resistance or reformation without our State governments.

Focus all electoral energies on taking more control of our State governments! Congress and the presidency are secondary objectives of somewhat limited & short term consequence. Long term we MUST have control of our State Governments!

24 posted on 03/31/2012 11:50:41 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: GOPBiker

“A constitutional convention is the most dangerous route to take.
Anything can happen there.”

This is true, but nothing that happens there can have any consequence without the ratification of 3/4th or in the case of a new constitution every state that is to be apart.

To be frank I feel a lot more uneasy about Washington Politicians in Congress proposing amendments. They almost always seem to want primarily more power for themselves in Washington.

“The entire constitution re-written or done away with.”

In either case it would be an excellent opportunty for the more virtuous southern & western States to get way from Statist New England, and irresponsible California.

“We could end up a monarchy ... it would depend on who had the guns during the decision-making.”

If you mean Gun’s you will find most of them in OUR not THEIR hands. I’m not sure what other kind of Gun’s your talking about. Our States outnumber theirs, in a form in which we are equals we have the uperhand.

25 posted on 04/01/2012 12:21:42 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise
49 of the 50 states have called for a Constitutional Convention. Guess which one has not. That's right - DELAWARE!

If the SCOTUS rules DeathCare constitutional, there is no more Union. It will be a totalitarian regime, not seen since the USSR and rivaling Red China. Should the Union be dissolved, there will be two choices: freedom or slavery.

Ironic, isn't it? One hundred and fifty-one years ago, we had a President from Illinois who started a war to end slavery. Today, we have a President from Illinois who wages war on the nation to make us all slaves.

Soap box - gone, can't criticize officials;
Ballot box - gone, stuffed with the dead and illegals;
Jury box - useless, feelings have replaced justice;
Cartridge box - ??

26 posted on 04/01/2012 2:20:14 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
IF it comes down to revolution, the leftists are in a heap of trouble. They are so used to court decisions and paper abuses that a REAL fight would overwhelm them. Violence will end their reign, I can almost assuredly say.

Perhaps. Where will THEIR army come from? Do you think the leftists will actually fight? Or, will they unleash the hoards of dregs of society that they have created and then stand back watching? They can then say, "See. It's what they (us) wanted to do all along. Kill the poor, the disaffected, the dis-enfranchised, etc."

Personally, I don't care. I am here, awake at 6 am praying and worrying about the kind of world my young sons are going to grow up in. The wealthy don't care. They think they are protected from what's coming. They believe they will always have just enough cash to keep the barbarians at the gate.

There is too great a population that looks to the feds/left for sustenance. The left will portray us (as they have in the past) as taking food from their mouths when the money dries up.

We are no longer, by any stretch of the imagination, a free country anymore. Sure, there are some who can still afford whatever the want but the vast majority of us are being overwhelmed by boot of this govt.

That we are dependent on nine people to govern us is proof we are doomed. Unless we stand up as a whole and say, "We demand our freedoms back!" I don't believe that will ever happen. I weep for the future of my children.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 3:17:22 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Worth the time, watch until the end.
This is a film production, but the incident really did happen. Athens is about 20 or 25 miles north Cleveland , Tenn.
Please watch this to the end. This is the real reason why we have the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States .
A couple of years ago someone I know from Tennessee recounted a conversation with an old man who had been a boy at the time of the Battle of Athens. His father had taken a part in it. The man remembered how his mother had been up all night worrying about her husband. In the morning the man said that his father came home, put his shotgun behind the kitchen door and sat down to his breakfast, and no one in the family ever said another word about that night.

29 posted on 04/01/2012 5:00:04 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

This article should be required reading in all schools.

30 posted on 04/01/2012 5:06:10 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The corruption and mismanagement persist because YOU tolerate it.)
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To: Graewoulf
Can a member of THE NINE SUPREMES be impeached?

Yes, but it would not be erasy. Remember they are all constitutional lawyers....members of what they call The Brotherhood. They protect one another.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The corruption and mismanagement persist because YOU tolerate it.)
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To: GOPBiker

A constitutional convention is the most dangerous route to take. Anything can happen there.

Nothing can be finally passed into law until sufficient states ratify it. And with the large number of states passing various laws to refute ObamaCare, this demonstrates their temperament as to any Convention. Let me point out once again that the number of states that have weighed against ObamaCare is almost as many as are required to call for a Convention.

ObamaCare is ALREADY law unless struck down by the Supreme Court or rendered moot by being defunded by the House. ObamaCare DOES NOW destroy the enumerated powers for it is certain that once government gets comfortable ordering you to buy this insurance, it is only a matter of time before they order you to buy something else. And as the IJ amicus brief states, by logic, that police power will eventually extend to ordering wages and employment. In short ObamaCare is the direct road to SOCIALISM. In my mind this is a far greater threat than a Convention passing some provision that could not survive ratification by sufficient states.

32 posted on 04/01/2012 5:29:37 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Rockingham
However true, therefore, it may be, that the judicial department is, in all questions submitted to it by the forms of the Constitution, to decide in the last resort, this resort must necessarily be deemed the last in relation to the authorities of the other departments of the government; not in relation to the rights of the parties to the constitutional compact, from which the judicial, as well as the other departments, hold their delegated trusts. On any other hypothesis, the delegation of judicial power would annul the authority delegating it; and the concurrence of this department with the others in usurped powers, might subvert forever, and beyond the possible reach of any rightful remedy, the very Constitution which all were instituted to preserve.
James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions


The Supreme Court was to decide what constitutional for the other branches of the federal government, not what is constitutional for the States.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny; onyx; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead

It is one month today that Andrew Brietbart died.

I sense a turning point in the politics of this nation.

Sheriff Joe revealed the forgeries in the birth certificate and the Selective Service card of the Muslim in the White House.

Rush Limbaugh fought back, with the help of his legion of fans, against the Fluke boycott, and is thriving, with bigger ratings than ever, while Dem sponsors flounder.

It is evident that Obamacare is unconstitutional and will be overthrown, either by judicial fiat or by the will fo the people.

The energy policy of this President has been shown to be a complete sham, hurting people in their wallets at a time of great economic distress.

It remains to be seen what the ultimate effect of the Trayvin Martin shooting will be, but the alternative media and patriots have revealed and blunted the Left’s ability to create nationwide unrest over the incident, revealing in the process the falsified and deliberately incomplete reporting of the major mass meddia, most notably NBC and ABC.

In one month, a giant has awakened. Everyone’s effort is multiplied and needed to save our country. The inspriarion of one man shoputing the truth to a crowd Leftie zombies rings true.

Be Andrew Breitbart.

34 posted on 04/01/2012 5:44:05 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: NavyCanDo

” He also advocated another civil war, but this time kicking “bumpkin land” as he called it out of the Union”

I dare them to try it, they will regret the day they did. I’m from “Bumpkin land” and I will not think twice to go home and defend it.

35 posted on 04/01/2012 10:49:18 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Rockingham
A careful reading of Madison’s Notes, the Federalist Papers, and other original sources shows that it was assumed that the Supreme Court would have the power to explicate and defend the Constitution.

That has nothing to do with the argument here - that the states have the choice of whether or not to follow the SC as apposed to deciding for themselves.

36 posted on 04/01/2012 10:55:33 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: RitaOK
A careful reading of Madison’s Notes, the Federalist Papers, and other original sources shows that it was assumed that the Supreme Court would have the power to explicate and defend the Constitution.

According to the argument presented here, that would be the states.

37 posted on 04/01/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: RitaOK

It’s always going to come down to a matter of personal opinion. The SCOTUS isn’t final because it’s infallible. It’s infallible because it is final.

38 posted on 04/01/2012 11:00:28 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: hosepipe
Depends on whether the voting machines have already been penetrated.. It looks like they have.. otherwise Romney would have been laughed off the stage by now..

I agree with you. The Republican candidate is being chosen for us. I don't know if the source is rigged voting machines, crossover Democrats or phantom voters but something is not kosher.

39 posted on 04/01/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Road Glide
But, consider what must happen without one.

I applaud your understanding of reality and the gravity of the decisions we must make and actions take, to make a stand.

As you say, to compromise is to accept defeat.

Who among us will stand tall and call for a crusade to purge our nation of the cancer that is among us?

40 posted on 04/01/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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