Friday, June 13, 2008

Who defines?

Just who holds the authority define or to determine the meaning of words in the Constitution?

Congress consistently does so. So does the Supreme Court. And the Presidents haven't let a chance slip by.

But none of these hold any authority to define or determine the meaning of even one "is" in the Constitution.

If one allows that Congress or the Courts or the Executive may define even a simple "is", then Congress or the Courts or the Executive may define any and all terms in the Constitution. Since they can define anything and everything, the Constitution becomes a moot and powerless instrument.

The Constitution is a set of rules created by the People and implemented as controls on the government. Thus those created by the Constitution and subject to its rules cannot define those rules. Only the People who created the Constitution may define or determine the meaning of words in the Constitution. And any time the People want to change the rules, all the People need do is pass a law.

If you don't want to believe the People hold the ultimate authority, read the Declaration of Independence. If the People do not hold all sovereignty, then our government is a lie, our Union is a lie, and for more than 200 years People have been brain-washed.

NBoC