Originally Posted by BigRedChief
wonder how the people using these scare tactics get around that slight little problem called the consitution?
Treaties become the law of the land here.
"Treaties can be compared to contracts. If a party fails to obligations can be held liable under international law. "( wiki)
“In the United States, a different principle is established. Our constitution declares a treaty to be the law of the land. It is, consequently, to be regarded in courts of justice as equivalent to an act of the legislature, whenever it operates of itself, without the aid of any legislative provision. "~ Chief Justice Marshall in 1829
Thus, too many treaties with the UN override U.S. Sovereignty. The UN is establishing more and more global governance via rules through treaties. It is through the treaty power this can happen. ( I say if a treaty contradicts the Constitution it should not be enforced....but there are people and groups in power or connected to power that don't agree with that. So there is no guarantee.)
Before you read the “Outside The Lines” report, consider this:
Taping the opposing team’s sideline still isn’t banned; only taping the opposing team from the sideline is illegal.
Also remember this:
Taping the opposing team from the sideline wasn’t banned until 2006, yet the report cites examples as far back as 2000. ~NESN