Posted March 8, 2021
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The following is a constitutional refresher crash course on the topic of the Supreme Law of the Land.
Freedom-loving Americans, we are at a point where simply protesting via social media and webforms will stop the heinous, unconstitutional assault on our constitutionally-protected rights.
So they sent for them, and commanded them not to speak [as His representatives] or teach at all in the name of Jesus [using Him as their authority]. But Peter and John replied to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you and obey you rather than God, you must judge [for yourselves]; for we, on our part, cannot stop telling [people] about what we have seen and heard.”Peter and John Arrested, Threatened, and Released |Acts 4:18-20, full text Acts 4:1-31 Amplified Version
Amendment II – U.S. Constitution
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
This important verb infringe means: to break a rule or regulation; violate; to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress; to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another
The other verb of importance is encroach: to advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits;
make gradual inroads; to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances; to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
The U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, expressly prohibits the federal government from infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
The text of the Constitution and the meaning of the text of the Constitution can only be lawfully changed through the Article V amendment process. No act of Congress, however well-meaning or naive, that infringes on this right to keep and bear arms, whether signed by the sitting president or not, is lawful. If not lawful, it is not lawfully enforceable.
Amendment X – U.S. Constitution
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Unreasonable fees imposed by the Congress to the purpose of infringing on our right to keep and bear arms are unlawful.
Sec. 23. RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
Clearly and unmistakably, the States have sole authority to regulate the ownership, the wearing of, and the use of firearms, in particular, the State of Texas, my state of residence.
The Congress, the legislative branch, the sole lawmaking branch is not co-equal to the other two branches of government. I refer the reader to Article III, Section 2, second paragraph:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The constitutional roles of the three branches of government have distinct authorities:
Legislative Branch | legislate: to make or create laws; to create or control by legislation
Executive Branch | execute: to carry out; accomplish
Judicial Branch | judge: to form a judgment or opinion of; to decide or settle authoritatively
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Judicial opinions are not ‘case law’, they are opinions that serve to settle disputes between qualified parties having constitutional standing. ‘Administrative law’ is not law if actions by one of the 455 federal agencies are not authorized by an Act of Congress.