- “All laws which are repugnant to the constitution are null and void.” (Marbury US Madison, 5 US [2 Cranch], 137,174,176 )
- “Where rights secured by the constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” (Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 US 436, p. 491)
- “An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protections; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” (Norton vs. Shelby Co. 118 US 425, p. 442)
- “The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it” (Citizens Rule Book). “No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it” (Vol. 16 American Jurisprudence, 2nd ed., p. 177, late 2nd ed., p. 256).
- William Pitt, a British Statesman said, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” Those in power today plead “Necessity” when they say: “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste” (e.g., the horrible Sandy Hook incident is their “Necessity”).
- Archibald Maclaine, a ratifier of the US Constitution from North Carolina, in showing original intent, said, “No officer will be bound by his oath to support any act that would violate the principles of the Constitution.”
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