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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 19:56:04 -0700
To: liberty-and-justice@pobox.com
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
References: <9707208721.AA872121750@ccgate.atmel.com>

The power of these treaties is found
in the explicit reservations which 
Congress attached to them.  Because 
we have 51 governments here, not one,
Congress expressly reserved to the
"localities" legal standing to compel
U.S. obedience to these treaties,
in the event that the U.S. should fail
to perform its obligations under same.

This means we can sue the federal government
in our county courts, and use the Supremacy
Clause to establish original jurisdiction --
IN THE COUNTY COURTS!!  The paramount purposes
of these treaties was to reinforce the local
constitutions of the states party to the
treaties;  in other words, the treaties
are designed to bolster fundamental Rights.

The freedom movement needs to take a much
closer look at these reservations, because
they are tailor-made to exploit the Tenth
Amendment all across this nation, and to
enforce the treaties in our own backyards,
not in Bosnia, Chile, or Saipan.

/s/ Paul Mitchell

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At 07:26 PM 8/20/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Under this assumption, is it even possible for a treaty to 
>have any power in the US? Of course, a global gun control
>measure wouldn't have any power here (constitutionally),
>however, wouldn't most if not all other measures be voided
>under the 10th Amendment...
>At 04:59 PM 8/20/97 PST, you wrote:
>>Agreed.  As long as a treaty doesn't violate the Constitution (like the 
>>Chemical Weapons ban,  or GATT,  or NATO, or stuff like that)
>>it is the supreme law of the land..
>>Treaties are valid if negotiated by the President and ratified by 
>>2/3 of the Senate.  The House has no say..
>>Dan Terry
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