This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme Law of the Land, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding

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    Sep 04, 2015 8:01 PM GMT

    U.S. Constitution: Public Officials Wanted, Willingness to Follow the Law a Must
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-b-wydra/us-constitution-public-of_b_8090068.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592




    The Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution provides that:

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof... shall be the supreme Law of the Land... any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding


    Our nation's founders wrote these words into the Constitution precisely to bind potentially recalcitrant state officials. The Supremacy Clause corrected a deficiency in the Articles of Confederation, the system of government in place before we adopted our enduring Constitution, which failed to make clear that rules of federal law were automatically effective in the states. By including the Supremacy Clause, the drafters of the Constitution made it so state officials and judges would be bound automatically to apply federal law, which was declared the "supreme law of the land." (Accordingly, when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and others argue that additional legislation is needed to implement the federal constitutional guarantee of marriage equality in the states, they might be right if we still had the discarded Articles of Confederation -- but not under the actual U.S. Constitution.)
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    Sep 04, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
    I've been saying that any politician who want to rule by Christian, Sharia or any other religious law is a traitor and a terrorist.

    It's that simple.
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    Sep 04, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidI've been saying that any politician who want to rule by Christian, Sharia or any other religious law is a traitor and a terrorist.

    It's that simple.



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    This is their agenda though, to remove the constitution and replace it with religion as the "supreme law of the land". Not only traitors, but liars, these right wing nuts really don't care about the constitution they claim to love so much. Its either that or they tend to do with it like they tend to do with their bible, interpret it, the way they see fits their agenda icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Sep 06, 2015 2:42 AM GMT

    I don't believe you will win any argument with a non-liberal in RJ about the unconstitutionality of the religious right's aspirations to warp the constitution to their theocratic fantasies. In fact I'm sure both of you can go back and see where I and other non-liberals have been very outspoken against them.

    In lieu of this, it's worth pointing out a tinge of hypocrisy about upholding the constitution when it's assaulted from one side of the political spectrum and not being equally as outraged when it is done by by the other.

    Here's a list of unconstitutional acts in 2013 by the Current Resident of the White House.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/12/23/president-obamas-top-10-constitutional-violations-of-2013/

    And here's another list with some more
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/02/an-executive-unbound-the-obama-administrations-unilateral-actions

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    Sep 10, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    it will take a whole generation or more
    no matter what the laws say

    -some states still use the Confederate Flag. Didn't they loose a war on slavery?
    -interracial marriage is a new thing (1967). What made every south eastern state politician an expert in genetic science.





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    Sep 10, 2015 7:59 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    Here's a list of unconstitutional acts in 2013 by the Current Resident of the White House.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/12/23/president-obamas-top-10-constitutional-violations-of-2013/

    And here's another list with some more
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/02/an-executive-unbound-the-obama-administrations-unilateral-actions


    Oh please. Let's assume these 'unconstitutional acts' are proven to be such. You talk about it like Obama invented the concept. Arthur Schlesinger wrote his book "The Imperial Presidency" in 1973, out of two concerns; first that the U.S. Presidency was out of control and second that, over time, the Presidency had exceeded the Constitutional limits.

    If Obama has done anything openly 'unconstitutional' then he has simply been following the precedents set by his predecessors as POTUS, all the way back to (and including) George Washington. Arguably, he has also been filling the vacuum left by a increasingly ineffectual and widely disparaged US Congress.