Posted by Cathy Leeper on October 01, 1998 at 02:33:39:
In Reply to: Re: State Constitutions posted by Henry Lyle on October 15, 1997 at 22:16:49:
: : I received a copy from the 'Secretary of State' of the
:x: Constitution of the State of Washington.
: : In it the State is declared admitted into some Union by a
: : proclamation of the president of the United States, according
: : to the Enabling Act.
: : Does anyone know of a Public Law, where Congress admits the
: : State into the Union under the Constitution of the United States
: : of America, article IV, section 3 Where do I find the public laws of
: : 1889?
: : In the preamble:
: : *** We, the people of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler
: : of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this constitution. ***
: : If this is the document, that constitutes the compact, creating the body
: : politic of the State of Washington, is it not wrong to refer to this name
: : within the creating document?
: : "people of the State of Washington". Are people of the State? Subjects?
: : If only sovereign States can be admitted into the union of the Several States,
: : is it not an error in a State constitution to refer to the Constitution of the
: : United States as the supreme law of the land. Prior to admittance, the State
: : is sovereign, a nation among the family of nations, seeking admittance, and
: : able to carry on in it's sovereign capacity.
: Only Congress is empowered to admit a state as one of the united States.
: Check the language of the Congressional Act admitting Kansas, compare the phrase, "admitted as ONE of the united State" to the proclamation language, "shall be admitted as a State of the United States"
: Then consider the language in the Act admitting Ohio in the year 1953 nunc pro tunc 1803.
: See the deliberate novation?
: Washington is just a county of the single superstate called New Columbia.
: There is no de jure state there, never has been.
: Check the treaty of 1846 with Great Brittain concerning lands west of the then U.S. territories.
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