International Law is the "supreme law of the land"

By Wayne Spencer - October 23, 2006
The United States Constitution:

Article VI

"All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

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, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

This wording is so clear that one would think that no argument need to be made on its behalf.

Since we are a founding member of the United Nations and are subject to its Charter then according to our own Constitution, the law of the land, the United Nations Charter as well as the Geneva Conventions are a part of the supreme law of the land of the United States of America.

As a part of the United Nations Charter The United Nations INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS is an augment to our own Bill of Rights. This my readers is also part of the "supreme law of the land."

But here we are in the United States of Amnesia as Gore Vidal likes to call it, facing what seems to be a surreal time in a country declared to be based upon law and not of men where laws no longer apply except for the decrees from "King" George. It is about time that we either impeach this man or declare him King. To stay in this Alice in Wonderland world of calling our form of government a democratic republic while allowing our leaders to ignore the laws of this country is insane.

Our "King" keeps saying that as "commander in chief" he has absolute power and full authority without question over foreign policy. But certainly even "King" George must abide by treaties made, especially where they have been made with the whole world at large as is the case with the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions. Even most of the leaders of other countries we call tyrants abide by their treaties.

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