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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 09:03 pm
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  Your last posting only confirmed to me my fear that I was wasting my time trying to explain the Constitution and separation of powers to you.

  Even at my advanced age, it is difficult for me to imagine that citizens of this country could be so ill-informed that they don't understand the functions of the Judicial Branch in general, and the Supreme Court in particular. Obviously, there is something about the:"SUPREME" in Supreme Court that you don't understand.

  Supreme Court decisions are RULINGS, not simply: "Opinions." To help you grasp this concept, I'm providing a link to a site that explains the role of the Supreme Court to school children.

Role of the Supreme Court | Scholastic.com

  Since I have no confidence that you will read it before firing off another posting, I'll quote the first few lines of it:

  "The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government. The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of the President and Congress. It can tell the President that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. It can tell Congress that a law it passed violated the U.S. Constitution and is, therefore, no longer a law. It can also tell the government of a state that one of its laws breaks a rule in the Constitution. The Supreme Court is the FINAL (my emphasis) judge in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the highest law of all: The Constitution."

  There is no such thing as: "Majority rule" among the branches when it comes to interpretation of the Constitution.

  As for the Preamble, it is the introduction that says what the larger document is about. That is all it is. It does not make laws or confer powers, but you seem to want to make it more than it is. As usual, you show nothing to substantiate such a position except for your: "Interpretation."

  This is my final response to you regarding what you have posted on this thread. I see no benefit in continuing to try to explain the Constitution and the functions of the branches of the government to one who shows such a profound lack of understanding of these subjects.

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