The Supreme Court Does Not Make Laws!

Sent to us by Henry Stevens
Douglas County CPO Chairman

We continuously hear an outrageous myth: "The Supreme Court has ruled. This is the law of the land". Someone please correct me if I am wrong: Is not the Supreme Court a part of the JUDICIAL BRANCH of our government? The definition of the Supreme Court is found in: Article. III. Section. 1. of the Constitution for the United States of America:

"The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

On the other hand Legislative powers are defined in: Article. I. Section. 1. Paragraph 1, Sentence 1 of the Constitution for the United States of America:

"All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."

Now let us go back and refresh our understanding of algebra. If All legislative powers are vested in Congress how much legislative power does the Supreme Court have?

The Supreme Court is nine political appointees. They were not elected by the people. Our constitution provides that laws will be made by legislators, who are elected by the people, in the legislative branch. Now let us go back to Article. I. Section. 1. Paragraph 1, sentence 1 of the Constitution for the United States of America and pay attention to a different concept: Read it again BUT Now let us direct our attention to the words "herein granted".

"All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."

Have we forgotten who it was that GRANTED those legislative Powers to that Congress of the United States? The sovereign States existed before the federal government existed. The sovereign States created the federal government as a servant, to whom these sovereign states voluntarily delegated 21 duties, which were defined as "enumerated powers".

The "enumerated powers" are found in Article. I. Section. 8 of the Constitution. The federal government was also told, quite clearly, that there were no powers GRANTED in any other areas, other than those 21 "enumerated powers".

This clear reservation is found in the 10th amendment of The U.S. Constitution: Amendment X - Powers of the States and People 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. Please remember that the first 10 amendments to the constitution are also known as the "Bill of Rights". What you will find in the "Bill of Rights" is a list of PROHIBITIONS that were placed upon the servant federal government, by its creator, the states.

What the 10th amendment does is to basically patch up any possible leaks in the clearly limited powers which the sovereign States had authorized to their newly created servant. The 10th amendment basically says that the federal government IS NOT GRANTED any powers other than those that are enumerated in this constitution.

What part of the constitution gives the federal government the authority to order a state or a county to issue a marriage license?

What part of the constitution gives the federal government the authority to order anyone to buy health insurance?

What part of the constitution gives the Supreme Court, the President, or any other part of the federal government the authority to order violate our constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms?

What part of the constitution gives the federal government the authority to order anyone to be vaccinated?