Constitutional Convention & Supreme Court
A constitutional convention is now a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution. A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions./5
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"A knowledge of mankind and of legislative affairs cannot be presumed to belong in a higher degree to the Judges than to the Legislature." - Luther Martin, United States Founding Father, Member of the Constitutional Convention, Non Signer of the Constitution, Madison, "The Papers of James Madison", Henry D. Gilpin, editor (Washington: Langtree & O’Sullivan, 1840), Vol. II, p. 1166, Luther Martin during the debates of Saturday, July 21, 1787. Commenting that Congress had a right to determine what was Constitutional as much as the Supreme Court.
It was 50 years ago today -- On May 25, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, ordered the Virginia county to reopen its public schools, which officials had closed in an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka public school desegregation ruling. Also on this day in the U.S. presidency, cabinet, Congress, states, cities, U.N. and Supreme Court, May 25: • 1787, the Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum. • 1961, President John F. Kennedy told Congress: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." • 1968, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated by Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. • 2009, North Korea claimed to have carried out a powerful u ...
Military commander removes Texas Supreme Court justice October 31 1869 On this day in 1869, Colbert Caldwell was removed from his position on the Texas Supreme Court, a victim of the political infighting that characterized the Reconstruction period in Texas. The commander of the Military District of Texas took the action in response to complaints by Radical Republicans that Caldwell, though a member of the party, was unsympathetic to freedmen's aspirations and the goals of congressional Reconstruction. Caldwell, born in Tennessee in 1822, moved to Texas in 1859, and Gen. Phil Sheridan appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1867. Caldwell's outspoken Republican partisanship earned him a reputation among Democrats as a rabble-rouser; he was the subject of death threats in the Stockade Case, and successfully campaigned for a seat at the Constitutional Convention of 1868-69 despite an assassination attempt in Marshall. Radicals elected E. J. Davis over Caldwell as president of the convention, at which Caldwell ...
This Day in History...September 17th 1787 The U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. On Sept. 17, 1862, Union forces hurled back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam. With 23,100 killed, wounded or captured, it remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history. 1907 Warren Burger, the 15th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in St. Paul, Minn. 1920 The American Professional Football Association - a precursor of the National Football League - was formed in Canton, Ohio. On Sept. 17, 1934, Maureen Connolly, the first woman to win the tennis Grand Slam, was born. Following her death on June 21, 1969, her obituary appeared in The Times 1939 The Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II. 1947 James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first U.S. secretary of defense. 1972 The comedy series "M.A.S.H." premiered on CBS. 1976 NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise. 1980 Fo ...
Our Ultimate Goal: To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end Corporate Personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country. There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our federal government (2) Go through our State Legislators via a Constitutional Convention. Wolf PAC believes that we can no longer count on our federal government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a suffient measure to solve this problem. We bel ...
Thomas Jefferson wrote this phrase, "thus building a wall of separation between church and State." on January 1, 1802, (11 years after the First Amendment was ratified) in a private letter to the Danbury Baptist Association to assure them that the federal government could not and would not try to establish a national denomination. Jefferson was an ambassador in France during the time of the Constitutional Convention. However, while President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was also made president of the Washington, DC public school system in which he placed the Bible and the Isaac Watt's hymnal as the two primary reading texts! Jefferson's phrase was used only twice by the U.S. Supreme Court from 1802 to 1947; and it was not until 1947 (Everson case) that it was taken out of context and given a meaning never intended (first use was 1878 in Reynolds case).
Joseph Story, one of the first Justices of the Supreme Court: "Probably at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and of the First Amendment to it, the general, if not universal sentiment in America was that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the state...Any attempt to level all religions and to make it a matter of policy to hold all in utter indifference would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation." George Mason, famous American Revolutionary Statesman, Delegate from Virginia to the Constitutional Convention, "Father of the Bill of Rights": "Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgement of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes national sins, by national calamities." "My soul I resign into the hands of my Almighty Creator, whose tender mercies are all over His works, who hateth nothing that He hath ...
Here is the seventeenth of our "God Help Our Country: 40 Days of Prayer for the Elections" James Wilson - Member of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and appointed by President George Washington to be an Associate Justice to the US. Supreme Court from 1789-1798. James Wilson, The Works of the Honorable James Wilson, Bird Wilson, editor Vol. II, pp. 495-497. “Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine.” Loving Father, as we approach our upcoming elections remind us of how futile our laws are unless they are based fully upon Your authority. Give us wisdom to choose leaders who see the weakness in laws based on human emotions and the strength of laws based on Your teachings and Word.
The phrase “natural born” was in early drafts of the Constitution. Scholars say notes of the Constitutional Convention give away little of the intent of the framers. Its origin may be traced to a letter from John Jay to George Washington, with Jay suggesting that to prevent foreigners from becoming commander in chief, the Constitution needed to “declare expressly” that only a natural-born citizen could be president. Ms. Duggin and others who have explored the arcane subject in depth say legal argument and basic fairness may indeed be on the side of Mr. McCain, a longtime member of Congress from Arizona. But multiple experts and scholarly reviews say the issue has never been definitively resolved by either Congress or the Supreme Court. Ms. Duggin favors a constitutional amendment to settle the matter. Others have called on Congress to guarantee that Americans born outside the national boundaries can legitimately see themselves as potential contenders for the Oval Office. “They ought to have the ...
As unlikely as it may be, there is only one way to overturn Obamacare. Republicans delegates must exercise Rule 38 in Tampa and nominate Ron Paul over Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney gave Barack Obama the blueprint for Obamacare. Romney may go in and repeal it, but he still believes that government has the authority to be involved in healthcare decisions. He proved this as governor of Massachusetts. So even if he gets rids of Obamacare, he will replace it with some other government program that simply will not work. So there you go... that's our only hope outside of constitutional convention and amendment rendering the Supreme Court decision null and void. I don't know if I trust the state legislators around the nation to do so. As a matter of fact, a constitutional convention would probably be a disaster to principles of natural rights that the document was founded upon.
225 years ago on this historic day May 14th, 1787, the delegates for the Constitutional Convention began to assemble in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the convention and John Jay, our nation’s first Chief Justice in a letter to Washington said: “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.” - John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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