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Where do you get that treaties do not supersede the constitution? From the way I read it, they certainly do.
The Head Money Cases, 112 U.S. 580 (1884), were the subject of an important United States Supreme Court decision. They were decided on December 8, 1884. The case established the precedent that treaties, which are described in the United States Constitution as "the supreme law of the land," nonetheless do not hold a privileged position above other acts of Congress, and other laws affecting "its enforcement, modification, or repeal" are legitimate.
"this Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty,"
"no agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or on any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution."
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
reply to post by coltcall
I have never purchased a gun from a private individual and it hasn't hurt me yet.
I'm cool with the background checks.
I have not idea what in the heck you are talking about, perhaps you need to take more time on reading the post before posting what you obviously have no idea what talking about specially my post, unless you are mistaking me for another posters.
I think it is a great thing that we stopped this tyranny. The last thing we needed was another limit on our liberties.
My believes about the politicians I call whores are the believes that have taken me 52 years and 6 presidents
Thanks for the "lesson" in constitutional law and I while appreciate your knowledge and your "inside" in the subject but I will keep my opinion as it is right now as an America citizen living in the US, a voter and tax payer.
I love my constitution and the rights it gives me and my fellow countrymen, but I dislike the way our political system has fallen in the hands of crocks, corruption and private foreign and domestic interest.
And no an arms treaty, is never going to fly with the US private interest in the arms dealing agendas US already have with foreign nations be legal and illegal.
Sadly any "treaty" have the potential to conflict with the US constitutional rights to arms, because the wording of such treaties is no define enough to protect such rights that is why US can not and should not be part of such treaties,
so that is why I say that any politicians that can vote in treaties that do not define or can possible infringe in the US Constitution should never be passed and I call them whores as many of the politicians in this nation never gets to read the laws that most of them pass
And that is the end of the story, beside the NRA-opposed arms trade treaty as it is right now due to posible conflicts with our laws.