Well, personally I support that balance of power. We should not be governed by mob rule or simple majority vote. We should not be subject to to the whims of 536 people in Washington D.C. We are best protected, in my opinion, when the two are chained together.
Originally Posted by Cephus
Yes, which means that even the founding fathers didn't intend for the Constitution to be the foundation of all of America's laws.
So much for this thread.
At least that is what I got from his/her post.
What's more, he says that the founders didn't intend it to be. Even though it says right there in Article VI:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
However, in the vein of this thread ("America's Laws") it is the ultimate authority as to the Laws of this nation as long as it is adhered to and not perverted by the Legislative, Judicial, or Executive branches of our Government.