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POC NL #22 - How the Supreme Court ruled in its first 14th Amendment case, and how they have since committed Treason!

Thomas Jefferson said:

"One single object ...[will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation."

The Federalist Patriot, Founders' Quote Daily, Oct 19, 2004.

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The Court ruled:

“… to establish a clear and comprehensive definition of citizenship which should declare what should constitute citizenship of the United States, and also citizenship of a State, the first clause of the first section [of the 14th Amendment] was framed.

'All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.'

“… and it overturns the Dred Scott decision by making all persons born within the United States and subject to its jurisdiction citizens of the United States. That its main purpose was to establish the citizenship of the negro can admit of no doubtThe phrase, 'subject to its jurisdiction' was intended to exclude from its operation children of  … citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States.” (Emphasis added)

Today, however, courts are ruling that a child born on our soil, who's mother is here illegally, is a citizen of the United States.  (Please read the last POC NL from the archives to see the intent of congress.)

Chief Justice Marshall stated in Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264

“We have no more right to decline the exercise of jurisdiction which is given, than to usurp that which is not given. The one or the other would be treason to the constitution.”  (emphasis added)

The courts do not have the authority to change our nation’s citizenship requirements!  When they do, they violate their only requirement to stay in office, found in: Article III, Section 1, …“shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour,” by violating their oath to protect and defend our Constitution.

As can be seen in “Cohens” above – they also commit: “…treason to the constitution.”

Please keep in mind two Supreme Court cases revealed in POC NL #12

OSBORN v. BANK OF U.S., 22 U.S. 738 (1824)

Courts … can will nothing. ... Judicial power is never exercised for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the Judge; always for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the Legislature; or, in other words, to the will of the law.”


This ruling is inline with Hamilton in Federalist 78*

 “The judiciary may be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, merely judgment.” (emphasis added)


Courts are constituted by authority and they cannot [go] beyond the power delegated to them. If they act beyond that authority, and certainly in contravention of it, their judgments and orders are regarded as nullities.”  


This ruling is inline with Hamilton in Federalist 78*

“Every act of a delegated authority that is contrary to the meaning of its commission is void.”

The amendment process is clearly spelled out in Article V of our U.S. Constitution.  Following this process, where the people have an “authentic” opportunity to provide their input through their state legislatures, is the ONLY way available to change the “Peoples Law,” - our Constitution, - PERIOD!!!

*Federalist Papers in Modern Language, pg.313-314

Don't go away - The next POC Newsletter will look at the “Due process” clause; the second sentence in Section 1, of the 14th Amendment.


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