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Posted on 03/21/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
UN Arms Trade Conference Begins, Sec. General Calls for "Robust" Treaty
19 March 2013
The UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has begun in New York City, and officials encourage all member states to impose stricter gun laws.
On day two of the Arms Trade Treaty conference at the UN, several European nations pushed for further restrictions on the transfer of arms.
Constitutional Limitations on the Treaty Power
“As statutes may be held void because they contravene the Constitution, it should follow that treaties may be held void, the Constitution being superior to both. And indeed the Court has numerous times so stated.”
TREATIES DO NOT SUPERCEDE THE CONSTITUTION
I thought We Won,,,?
Thomas Jefferson was clear on this point: "If the treaty power is unlimited, then we don't have a Constitution. Surely the President and the Senate cannot do by treaty what the whole government is interdicted from doing in any way." Alexander Hamilton agreed: "a treaty cannot be made which alters the Constitution of the country or which infringes any express exceptions to the power of the Constitution of the United States."(2)
In spite of all of the obvious above, some people doggedly insist that "treaties supersede the Constitution" because they want treaties to supersede the Constitution so they can escape the chains of the Constitution! And they plan and scheme relentlessly toward achieving that end. Some even boast of having made an end run around the Constitution.
Obama makes it a daily habit to trample the Constitution.
Thanks. ;-) Knowledge is power.