ARE YOU FEELING LOST IN THE WOODS?
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more
perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence, promote the general
Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution
for the United States of America.
Preamble to the United States Constitution
|United States of America|
This article is part of the series:
|Original text of the Constitution|
Articles of the Constitution
|Amendments to the Constitution|
|Full text of the Constitution|
People of the United States
The popular nature of the Constitution
Where the Constitution is legally effective
- Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 (1890): the Supreme Court held that a certain treaty between the United States and France which was applicable in "the States of the Union" was also applicable in Washington, D.C., even though it is not a state or a part of a state.
- De Lima v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 1 (1901): the Supreme Court ruled that a customs collector could not, under a statute providing for taxes on imported goods, collect taxes on goods coming from Puerto Rico after it had been ceded to the United States from Spain, reasoning that although it was not a State, it was under the jurisdiction of U.S. sovereignty, and thus the goods were not being imported from a foreign country. However, in Downes v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244 (1901), the Court held that the Congress could constitutionally enact a statute taxing goods sent from Puerto Rico to ports in the United States differently from other commerce, in spite of the constitutional requirement that "all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States," on the theory that although Puerto Rico could not be treated as a foreign country, it did not count as part of the "United States" and thus was not guaranteed "uniform" tax treatment by that clause of the Constitution. This was not the only constitutional clause held not to apply in Puerto Rico: later, a lower court went on to hold that goods brought from Puerto Rico into New York before the enactment of the tax statute held constitutional in Downes, could retroactively have the taxes applied to them notwithstanding the Constitution's ban on ex post facto laws, even if at the time they were brought into the United States no tax could be applied to the goods because Puerto Rico was not a foreign country.
- Ochoa v. Hernandez y Morales, 230 U.S. 139 (1913): the Fifth Amendment's requirement that "no person shall . . . be deprived of . . . property, without due process of law" was held, by the Supreme Court, to apply in Puerto Rico, even though it was not a State and thus not "part" of the United States.
To form a more perfect Union
Aspects of national sovereignty
NEWS ON THE TUBE NOW:
Audio of what the Noise Sounds Like:
DID YOU SEE THE REPORT ON MAINSTREAM NEWS ABOUT THE VOLCANOES????????? NOOOOOO
What the Frack is going on with the continued out of control fracking??
Scott (BUG) is one of our Scientist:
citizen report (great music)
News we do not get to see: the war overseas:
Another point of view says the map was just for the Sandy Hook Incident
I am placing a warning on the following vid. It is information that should be known about how truly evil things are, but the content could upset some people. Skip over this one if you do not want to see this interpretation of the Batman Sandy Hook Map
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next Time!
Of course, a Great Discovery Vid Below By Rev Michelle
and discussion vid by Henning
HERE IS YOUR SMOKING GUN POINTED AT GULF COAST STATES AND FIRING
CAN"T SOMEBODY STOP THIS????????
The following discovery has not been reported by the Media Networks. I would think something so large and causing so much DAMAGE to the Untited States would be mentioned on the news
Official Website to contact Your Government
(yes, I fell asleep at the desk!-Sorry to be late-love to All, b)