posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 08:00 AM
On March 28, 1861 the United States Congress adjourned sine die (without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing, for an indefinite period to
adjourn an assembly sine die). In other words Congress went home at the start of the Civil War with no intention on returning. To call the Congress
back into session De jure (concerning law and principal) would have required the Speaker of the House and Majority Leader of the Senate to set the
date at a later time.
This never ever happened. Let me repeat there has been no legally sat Congress or Senate per the United States Constitution since March 28, 1861.
The Congress was called back into session de facto (concerning fact and in practice) by President Abraham Lincoln who had not the Constitutional
Authority or Power to do so.
Legally, technically and factually the Constitutional Government of the United States ceased to exist forever March 28, 1861. It became a de facto War
Time Emergency Government a CORPORATE Government operating under Contract Law because at that point the United States Constitution became desuetude
(an outdated doctrine that causes statutes and similar legislation to become unenforceable by a habit of non-enforcement or lapse of time.)
Legal doctrine says that when something falls into desuetude and continued non-use that it is rendered invalid.
Not only did Lincoln not have the legal authority to call Congress into session under the Constitution, the Congress being illegally sat, lacked a
quorum (In law a minimum number of members of a deliberative body necessary to conduct business of that group). A legislative body not meeting a
quorum can not vote. The seceding States were only seceding over an unlawful attempt to infringe upon the Constitution and over an attempt to amend it
illegally without a quorum and that is what caused the legal Congress to convene sine die. Lincoln’s illegal and dictatorial actions in decreeing
Congress in session de facto while in sine die prevented the real Congress from ever reaching a Constitutionally legal agreement to call it back into
session de jure by the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader in the Senate. Thus the Constitution was violated at its core and fell into
What the skeptics and critics might want to better consider is just because the government and the history books and the article itself the original
piece is based on do not more fully and accurately represent the truth regarding the constitution does not mean the Constitution holds any real legal
sway in a system that now has over 600,000 laws with almost 300,000 of them attached with criminal penalty.
How most Americans are taught and come to look at the Constitution in fact is riddled with so many fairy tales, even the word constitution itself
legally means: Agreement to pay back another's debt.
The fact someone can't or won't wrap their brains around the deeper issues at play or do there own quality research besides trying to hastily (and
sometimes angrily) dismiss articles like the Original Post is based on, will not in fact provide you the Constitutional protections you imagine you
have but in reality stopped becoming a legally enforcable document in 1861.