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Government Lawsuit Against Arizona – Revealing Our Illegal Government 07/08/2010

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Freedom, Government, Obama.
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The federal government has brought a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over S.B. 1070, which allows police in Arizona to look into the immigration status of people under suspicion of being illegal who have committed another violation or offense. Arizona, along with other states along the border, are very adversely affected by illegal immigration, even including kidnappings and murders because of human trafficking and drug gangs from Mexico.

According to the lawsuit, the federal government wants to permanently declare S.B. 1070 invalid, “because S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.” Incidentally, United States Code Title 8, 1227, a law by the federal government, allows the deportation of immigrants through a criminal act (such as moral turpitude, murder, forgery, trafficking, falsely claiming citizenship, being an illegal immigrant, etc.) – so, technically, the Arizona law is actually in accordance with the federal government code on this matter.

The Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution is the main argument for the federal government’s case in the lawsuit. Here is was has been dubbed “The Supremacy Clause” in Article VI:

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, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

For years, the government has interpreted this passage as meaning that anything that the government does comes first over the states and citizens. However, this is incorrect: this clause makes it so that any treaties or laws made in accordance with the Constitution by the federal government supersede laws and treaties made by the individual states. The meaning of this clause, and much of the Constitution, has been lost to the federal government.

The lawsuit claims that the United States government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters, and then goes on to make the (absurd) claim that this power derives from the United States Constitution. Ironically, the Constitution the government claims is on their side in this matter is actually very much the opposite.

As I have already shown, the Supremacy Clause can only apply if the laws made by the federal government are in accordance with the US Constitution. There is only one reference to immigration/migration in the entire Constitution, in Article I, Section 9:

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

So, until the year 1888, the government could do nothing about immigration except put a tax or duty on the importation. Thus, now, they have the right to deny the immigration of peoples, but they can do nothing to force said immigration, or even to make laws about it at all – it isn’t up to the federal government. Thus, the “Supremacy Clause” cannot apply.

The lawsuit says that: “The United States understands the State of Arizona’s legitimate concerns about illegal immigration, and has undertaken significant efforts to secure our nation’s borders.” Interestingly enough, nothing is really being done by the federal government to stop the illegal immigration into Arizona.

The federal government is, essentially, in a business contract with the states. The government keeps their end, the states/citizens keep theirs, the partnership continues. If, at any time, the government does not keep their side of the agreement, the states and the citizens have a right and duty “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” (Declaration of Independence). As Thomas Jefferson said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

Here is part of the agreement:
Article III, Section 1 of the United States Constitution states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

Shall protect each of them against Invasion? Does the illegal immigration over the Southern border, which is putting a burden on the economy, not to mention causing deaths and disappearances, not count as Invasion? How can it not be considered such? Yet the federal government, in one of the few things that they are supposed to do, is turning a blind eye, and even attempting to stop the states from protecting themselves.

This conduct alone, this extreme breach of contract, means that the bonds between the federal government and the States are legally dissolved. Legally, the federal government no longer has any power.

And, just to add to the reasons why the federal government has no right to be our federal government, I present, once again, the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Arizona lawsuit has no legal grounds whatsoever – in fact, this lawsuit exposes how illegal our own government is.

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