Executive Review of Laws

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The US Constitution is the highest law of the land.

The US Constitution does not include any other document – the Federalist Papers are NOT part of the Constitution, the past Supreme Court Decisions are NOT part of the Constitution, all the Laws and Executive Orders on the books are NOT part of the Constitution, and the Bible, Torah, and Koran are NOT part of the Constitution.

Only the exact words written in the US Constitution are the US Constitution. Everything else is just interpretation and subordinate to

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Legislative Constitutional Review

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

Our leaders take an oath of office in which they pledge to Protect and Defend the US Constitution. They acknowledge that the Constitution is the highest Law of the Land, and that all other laws are subservient to the Constitution.

The US Supreme Court ruled over 200 years ago, in 1803, that they were bound to declare any law that is in conflict with the US Constitution to be null and void. This is called Judicial Review.

The other two branches of our government, the Legislative (Congress) and the Executive (The President), also have this Constitutional responsibility. (To institute Alcohol Prohibition – previously declared Unconstitutional – a Constitutional Amendment was required, and

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