Is the Constitution a Living Breathing Document?
I was having a discussion today with a friend. He has ideas that are reasonable given his experiences and background as a direct immigrant from Costa Rica. However, we must understand the differences here as Americans, which I am proud to call him. Our country is a Republic, not a Democracy and this is not “One Nation” as it is a “Union” of 50 nations united under International Law, our Constitution. All inherent rights lie with the people!
There are court cases that have relevancy to today and are good at highlighting specific points that should resonate with the people, if understood.
In Julliard v Greenman: 110 U.S. 421, (1884) the court said: “There is no such thing as power of inherent sovereignty in the government of the United States…In this country sovereignty resides in the people, and Congress can exercise no power which they have not, by their constitution entrusted to it: All else is withheld”
When talking about Bernie Sanders advocating Socialism or Muslim congress members advocating Sharia as “having that right”, well consider this fact of “American Culture” being threatened with mass immigration and non-assimilation.
Since all sovereignty lies with the people, We the People have delegated to our state and federal governments some of our sovereignty, restricted and specifically as spelled out by our constitutions. Many government employees and all elected officials have taken an oath, which is a social contract with “We the People” to uphold these “instruments.” The law requires every would be office-holder to take and file an oath of office pursuant to Article VI, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution and our State Constitution if a state official.
The constitution is not a living breathing document, it is law cast in stone, designed to protect the people and restrict government. Here in lies the threat of uncontrolled immigration. A mass of foreign citizens is a negative impact on our social fabric as a nation. The understanding and appreciation for our freedoms and liberties under our constitution is of no consequence and is threatened in favor of appealing to a new mass of ideas and demands without assimilation. If they believe it is a living breathing document, then who controls it? A new mass of immigrants demanding "change because of new times"? No, the citizens of the country that have been established or came here because of our constitutional culture as America, to be citizens, nothing else. Therefore, any advocacy for Socialism, Communism, Sharia or whatnot, is in direct violation of their Oath of Office, and grounds for removal from. They do not have a right to do anything outside their contract with the people, which is to “Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Arizona”,
Advocating anything else, in my opinion, is trying to overthrow our system of government and is Sedition.