JURISDICTION – THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE

committeMost people believe, wrongfully so, we are a nation, and that the federal government is a national government with supreme power. This view has been widely and consistently promulgated until it has, to our great misfortune, become the prevailing belief of the People, including our state and local representatives. This misrepresentation and misguided belief come from the emphasis placed on the words from the Supremacy Clause shown in bold font, below.
  • “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”—Constitution for the United States of America, Article VI, Clause 2
 
The most important words, however, are those shown in bold font below.
 
  • “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United Statesshall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”—Constitution for the United States of America, Article VI, Clause 2
 
The two bolded phrases are very important! They are qualifiers! They constrain the supremacy of federal laws and powers to only those delegated powers previously enumerated. The judges in every state are not bound to federal laws and powers beyond those, and the supreme court is itself constrained to those matters, with absolutely no jurisdiction over any others. Those other matters belong entirely to the People and our State governments.
 
The Constitution gives our federal government no authority over People, our social security, healthcare, education, homes, toilets, cars, or rights. The jurisdiction for those matters lies entirely with the People, and—provided they are republican in nature—our governments.
 
We are a federation, not a nation, and ours is a federal government, not a national government. Our federal government is constitutionally subordinate to the People and to our states, not superior, and its authority was delegated, not granted. The ultimately authority still reside with us! It is time we remind ourselves and everyone else of these truths.
 
(c) 2016 Kirk F. MacKenzieFriedrich-Nietzsche-state-lie
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Author: THE GOLD STANDARD POST

I am fed up with the direction this Country is going and I am not sure it can be turned around. 2016 will determine the fate of this Great Nation. I fear for America now more than ever.