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A Pretense of Authority Does Not Make Valid Law.

James Madison - Author of the Constitution - Virginia Resolution 1798:

"...That this state having by its Convention, which ratified the federal Constitution, expressly declared, that "AMONG OTHER ESSENTIAL RIGHTS" (APP: i.e. THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, ETC...), "the Liberty of Conscience and of the Press "CANNOT BE CANCELED", abridged, restrained, OR MODIFIED by "ANY AUTHORITY" of the "United States" (federal government),"

(APP: This includes Executive Orders (which in itself is unconstitutional), Legislative or Supreme Court)

"...and from its extreme anxiety to guard these rights from EVERY possible attack of "SOPHISTRY or AMBITION", having with other states, recommended an amendment for that purpose, which amendment was, in due time, ANNEXED to the Constitution; it would mark a "REPROACHABLE" inconsistency, and "CRIMINAL DEGENERACY", if an indifference were now shewn, to the most palpable violation of ONE OF THE RIGHTS, thus declared and secured; and to the establishment of a PRECEDENT (UNDER A PRETENSE OF AUTHORITY) which may be FATAL TO THE OTHER (RIGHTS)...."


Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322.

"...On every question of "CONSTRUCTION", let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested
in the DEBATES (i.e. THE RATIFYING CONVENTIONS), and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it,

>>>>>>>conform to the "probable one" in which it was passed". "


Virginia "Ratifying Convention" 6-16-1788:

George Nicholas: "...Congress have power to define and punish:

a.) piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and
b.) offenses against the laws of nations;
(c.) Treason &
d.) Counterfeit of Coin)

....but they

(APP: the federal government, executive, legislature or supreme court)



(Thomas Jefferson Repeated this CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION in the Kentucky Resolutions, 1798 - Paragraph #2 - Please Read it!:



Virginia "Ratifying Convention" 6-16-1788:

Mr. PENDLETON. "Mr. Chairman, this (SWEEPING i.e. SUPREMACY) clause DOES "NOT" give Congress power to impede the operation of ANY PART of the Constitution, (N)or to make "ANY REGULATION" that (EVEN)"MAY"affect the interests of the citizens of the "UNION AT LARGE"....

(APP: think about that,.... then Note that the federal government has NO AUTHORITY to GOVERN POLICE of ANY KIND, OUTSIDE the Washington DC - i.e. what the Founders described as the 10 MILES SQUARE and can make NO LAW that EVEN MAY EFFECT THE CITIZENS of the UNION at LARGE - Here he continues...)

"....But it gives them power over the "LOCAL" police of "THE PLACE", so as to be secured from any interruption in their proceedings. Notwithstanding the violent attack upon it, I believe, sir, this is the "fair CONSTRUCTION of the (SWEEPING i.e. SUPREMACY) clause". It gives them power of exclusive legislation in any case WITHIN >>>"THAT DISTRICT" (WASHINGTON, DC).

What is the meaning of this? What is it opposed to? Is it opposed to the general powers of the federal legislature, or to those of the state legislatures?

I understand it as opposed to the legislative power of that state "WHERE IT SHALL BE". What, then, is the power? It is, that Congress shall exclusively legislate "THERE", in order to preserve {440} serve the "POLICE" OF "THE PLACE" and their "OWN" "PERSONAL" independence, that they may not be overawed or insulted, and of course to preserve them in opposition to any attempt by the state WHERE IT SHALL "BE" ,

this is the "FAIR CONSTRUCTION"...."


FBI, CIA, ATF, ICE etc. All are policing OUTSIDE the 10 miles Square of Washington, DC; and ALL OUTSIDE FEDERAL LIMITS OF AUTHORITY.


Any attempt to claim Authority by the Federal Government, which was NOT DELEGATED in the "Original Compact" is an ARROGATION of POWER which is Expressly Prohibited (See Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788);

As Thomas Jefferson presented in the Kentucky Resolutions, 1798:

#1: "...this COMPACT was "NOT" made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the (federal) powers delegated to ITSELF

(APP: federal government - i.e. The Federal Supreme Court, Executive or Legislative are NOT the final judge);

since that would have made "IT'S" (the federal government's) "DISCRETION", and "NOT THE CONSTITUTION", the measure of its powers; but that, as in ALL OTHER CASES of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (STATE) has an EQUAL right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.


Not clear enough?

Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788:

JAMES MADISON. Mr. Chairman: "...I cannot comprehend that the "power of LEGISLATING" over a "SMALL DISTRICT" (Washington , DC), which >>>"CANNOT EXCEED" >>>TEN MILES SQUARE, and may >>>"NOT BE" more than "ONE" MILE, will involve the dangers which he (Patrick Henry) apprehends. ..."



JOHN LOCKE: 140: "....for if any one shall claim a power to lay and levy TAXES on the people "by his own authority", and without such "CONSENT of the people", he thereby "invades the fundamental law of PROPERTY", and "subverts the end of government".

For what property have I in that which another may by right take when he pleases to himself?

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John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.