Saturday, October 15, 2005

Constitutional Law 101

How it's supposed to be

From Bill St. Clair, who got it from Keep and Bear Arms:
"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government, but directly from the sovereign convention of the people that framed the state government. It is one of the 'high powers' delegated directly to the citizen, and 'is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the best explanation of the derivations of Constitutional authority that I've seen, and it applies to ALL the (legally ratified) amendments therein.

Logical conclusions can be drawn here.

Class dismissed.