"Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence."
by:
Justice Tom C. Clark
(1899-1977) US Attorney General, 1945-1949, Associate Justice of theSupreme Court of the United States, 1949-1967
Source:
delivering the opinion of the Court in MAPP v. OHIO, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)
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Welcome to the self destructive Amerika. The de jure representative republic of sovereign individuals with inalienable rights has long since vanished. Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe natural law while forming and executing its body of rules that are completely opposed to said natural law.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Actually nothing can destroy a NATION that disregards its charter -- the government can actually do quite well while it robs and oppresses the citizenry. When laws are transformed from protecting private property from the state into plundering private property for the state, the free republic is but a sham.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Hey, let's kill some US citizens without due process.

    We'll use drones. They're safe and won't put anybody in harm's way. We'll call it 'surgical' operation. Doesn't that sound beneficial?
     -- anonymous     
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    It sure enough hasn't destroyed the rulers in Washington.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    We shall shortly come to witness whether this quote is essential prophecy or common gas. For in the U.S., Justice Clark's prescription for destruction is exactly what we have: essentially lawless government as viewed in light of its own charter - otherwise known as the U.S. Constitution.

    It's a situation that prevails because of national failure to recognize the extent of D.C.'s lawlessness. America instead consumes the endless disinformation and propaganda - the emptiest description of things as proffered by TV - as profoundest reality.

    It's not.
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
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    Justice Clark is right.The problem with the American psyche is they cannot face the obvious truth. When many countries are now trading among each other in their own currency and avoiding the dollar, the totally corrupt and self-serving levels of U.S. government are finished! Peter Schiff and many other U.S. experts are right in forecasting the imminent demise of your country.

    As China buys more U.S. companies with worthless U.S. dollars, you WILL learn to speak Chinese. Why else is the U.S. selling everything including your great National Parks to China? In Vancouver, Canada, some stores have become very selective on world currencies.

    It is unforgivable that the U.S. over-extended itself financially to the point that they can never repay their debts; and no one can - or wants - to help them.
     -- RAY, Vancouver, Canada     
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    First thing comes to my mind, is the fact that our President picks and chooses what laws his people are supposed to enforce.
    IE; The immigration laws that are already in place he does not want our ICE agents to enforce. Among other laws...
     -- DJ, Decatur     
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    We've had constant and continuous violations of this nation's "charter", i.e., the U.S. Constitution by those who have violated their sworn sacred oath and contract to defend, honor and uphold this nation's ONLY Supreme Rule of Law.
    All too often we've witnessed those in the Judiciary, Legislative, and Executive Branches of the corporate government violate, abrogate and act superior to this sovereign nation's constitutional charter and the people who they are supposed to represent ... but, instead they are vilely Serving Up!
     -- Mary - MI     
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    We've had constant and continuous violations of this nation's "charter", i.e., the U.S. Constitution by those who have violated their sworn sacred oath and contract to defend, honor and uphold this nation's ONLY Supreme Rule of Law.
    All too often we've witnessed those in the Judiciary, Legislative, and Executive Branches of the corporate government violate, abrogate and act superior to this sovereign nation's constitutional charter and the people who they are supposed to represent ... but, instead they are vilely Serving Up!
     -- Mary - MI     
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