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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Perhaps I am mistaken but I was taught in my civics class that the United States Constitution was the supreme law of this nation.

    Other members of this forum seem to think the Constitution is not the law, but just a set of guidelines and rights we all have as American citizens.

    What do you think?
    The US constitution is the supreme law of the land.If a law that is created violates the constitution then it is invalid. So it seems pretty straight forward that it is the supreme law of the land. If it wasn't the supreme law of the land then why have the S.C. decide if something is constitutional?
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The US constitution is the supreme law of the land.If a law that is created violates the constitution then it is invalid. So it seems pretty straight forward that it is the supreme law of the land. If it wasn't the supreme law of the land then why have the S.C. decide if something is constitutional?
    exactly!!

    if the Constitution is not the SUPREME law of the land, then why can SCOTUS strike down any law or regulation in this country, simply due to it contradicting the Constitution?

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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    I had to vote "no," but "other" would've been more to my liking.

    Natural law is the supreme law. If, for example, an amendment was ratified which outlawed the use of violence in self-defense, or legalizing wholesale extermination, that would be a violation of natural law.
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    For the Federal government, yes. The Constitution is the supreme law. The fact that the Federal government regularly supersedes the rights of the states, communities, religious leaderships and families only goes to show that for the Federal Government, obeying the supreme law of the land no longer holds any relevance.
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    For the Federal government, yes. The Constitution is the supreme law.....
    wrong. the Constitution is the supreme law of the land for ALL govt. Federal, state, and local.

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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    No, it does not. You can not avoid arrest by pulling out your pocket constitution.
    Yeah, it does and here is an example: Marijuana is illegal in the US. California has legalized it for medicinal purposes, however, since it is illegal in the US, federal agents can and do arrest people who sell and use the drug in California.

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    Funny how the crackpot side always gets vote spammed from anonymous viewers.
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    For the Federal government, yes. The Constitution is the supreme law. The fact that the Federal government regularly supersedes the rights of the states, communities, religious leaderships and families only goes to show that for the Federal Government, obeying the supreme law of the land no longer holds any relevance.
    It isn't just that they ignore the Constitution, it's that they ignore the Constitution and aren't held responsible for it. They have exactly as much power as we let them get away with having.
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I had to vote "no," but "other" would've been more to my liking.

    Natural law is the supreme law. If, for example, an amendment was ratified which outlawed the use of violence in self-defense, or legalizing wholesale extermination, that would be a violation of natural law.
    So? Parents mutilating their children's genital would seem to be against "natural law", and yet it's done without penalty, in accordance with the law of the country in some places.

    "Natural Law" is a made up law subjective from person to person and non-binding on anyone, the Law is a made up law that is binding and enforced by society or government. The Law trumps "natural law".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    wrong. the Constitution is the supreme law of the land for ALL govt. Federal, state, and local.
    Someone could argue that with the 14th amendment, but so far the 14th has not been applied to the entirety of the rest of the constitution. Otherwise states could not have individual gun laws for example.
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    Re: Is the US Constitution the Supreme Law of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Someone could argue that with the 14th amendment, but so far the 14th has not been applied to the entirety of the rest of the constitution. Otherwise states could not have individual gun laws for example.

    No, anyone can say that for any part of the Constitution - the 1th, the 4th, all of the articles, all of it are the supreme law since no law can violate them.

    I'm disturbed that so many people voted no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

    Brian

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