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Old 08-30-2019, 11:33 AM
Max S. is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida, USA
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Originally Posted by QuickSilver View Post
I'm trying to understand whether you believe that America is currently under admiralty law and that government only has the right to impose only those laws to which you have given direct consent.
I almost completely agree with Abatis. I don't understand your reference to "gold fringes" or "admirality law", but in my opinion and my interpretation of the Supreme Court and founding father's opinions, the federal government only has the powers enumerated under the constitution. Neither the Supreme Court nor the Constitution have the power to grant rights. The Constitution is an instrument of the states (and the people by extension) that gives the federal government the power to restrict certain rights, and prevents the state governments from restricting certain rights.

It's a small but important distinction.