Comment: Technically, she's correct.

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Technically, she's correct.

The Constitution does not apply within the District of Criminals (or the territories and possession of the United States)

Read Downes v Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244 (1901)
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vo...

Be sure to read Justice Harlan's dissent:

"I take leave to say that if the principles thus announced should ever receive the sanction of a majority of this court, a radical and mischievous change in our system of government will be the result. We will, in that event, pass from the era of constitutional liberty guarded and protected by a written constitution into an era of legislative absolutism."

Whether you like it or not, there are two (actually three, see http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vo...) entities named "United States". You just have to figure out which one you are talking about at any given time.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balzac_v._Porto_Rico

After reading these three decisions, come to the realization that Congress can do anything.