WS>>Does NAFTA Override The U.S. Constitution?

carl william spitzer iv cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Fri Apr 2 13:38:59 MST 2004


When Ron Paul is elected president then we can start on this.
BTY Phyllis Schafly was with JBS before she formed her own special
working group.

CWSIV

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:21:26 -0600 Steven Laib <stevenlaib at SBCGLOBAL.NET>
writes:
>It is my understanding that treaties ratified by Congress have the same
force
>and effect as the Constitution.  That is why they can be a dangerous
>way of circumventing constitutional protections.
>
>The Supreme Court decided a case back in the 1930's, if I remember
>correctly, involving a treaty that had some effect on the ability of
>US companies to sell arms to Paraguay, or something similar.  This is
the
>basis for the current state of affairs.
>
>What the court should have done was place the Constitution on a higher
>plane than treaties, making any treaty provision that violates the
>Constitution
>void.
>
>Steve Laib
>
>
>On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at 08:35  PM, carl william spitzer iv
>wrote:
>
>>               by Phyllis Schlafly
>>
>>           The constitutional issues involved in NAFTA (the  North
>>      American  Free Trade Agreement), passed a decade  ago,  have
>>      just  ascended the ladder to the U.S. Supreme  Court.  Argu-
>>      ments  will  be heard this spring on  whether  the  non-U.S.
>


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