"[A] limited Constitution ... can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing ... To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
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Under the totalitarian provisions as Hamilton here set forth, the Supreme Court entered the dictatorial fray as the supreme theocratic legislator. By way of example, the court(s): determined what is life and a right thereto as is based on carnal pleasures - legislated the legalization of unborn and recently born baby murder; legislated certain religious sacraments to be a right and all other religions must succumb to the demonic statist theocracy's newly adopted sacraments; legislated that children may be violated by injecting into their beings what ever the government desires; etc.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Therefore the Supreme Court and their unjustifiable rulings become null and void !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    Tricky. Each of the separate branches of government can overstep their chartered powers -- whether the intentions were honorable or otherwise. It is up to the branches to keep each in check -- and it's up to the States to keep Washington DC in check.

    The power of courts and lawyers is limited by their jurisdictions. Without a court system, our republican form of government will devolve into might being right. But with a court system that does not follow and protect 'due process' of law and does not stay within the confines of their agreed upon jurisdictions, power is placed into the hands of the magistrate. The jury was to be the final check against a roque executive, legislature, or court.

    The primary corruption of the US Supreme Court is that the common law and commercial law jurisdictions have been merged into a single commercial law jurisdiction with criminal penalties. This pits paper against flesh -- a severe violation of the common law. There are MANY rules commercial entities MUST follow. Whereas with regard to the common law, there are NO dictates. A crime is considered to be a crime if there was an INTENTIONAL violation of another's life, liberty, or property. There is not a written common law statute that says "You may not steal." The common law court is used to settle complaints of a violation of what are considered to be 'natural born' rights. A commercial court is used to settle commercial contract disputes and violations of the Uniform Commercial Code (the rules for interstate commerce, which are now assumed to include everything and everyone in every state). The thing to learn is that the UCC does not apply to the American common man/woman acting in their own 'sovereign' capacity -- that is to say, responsible for themselves. But by participating in any of the many commercial benefits being offered to government employees, the average citizen obliges himself to agree to the terms of the agreement. Most just sign their lives away, and their income and property are just chits in the commercial 'game.' In that game, paper rules, and flesh is subservient to paper.

    Hamilton's words are applicable only if the proper jurisdictions are kept separate -- otherwise, people are treated as corporations and thus subject to the reams and reams of rules, regulations, and taxes.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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