Skip to main content

View Diary: What If You Pulled Back the Curtain and Found a Real Wizard? (181 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I understand the legal positivist basis (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    WB Reeves, Kevskos, duhban, Tortmaster, caul

    of your position.  But some laws are void ab initio, especially when they impinge on constitutional rights.  The problem here is a question of legal policy and process versus the rights and well being of live individuals.  If the law is what the sovereign says it is, who is the sovereign in a Constitutional democracy, even one with representative republican beginnings. Are the people sovereign, and the only powers government has are set out in the Constitution?  Is the government sovereign?  If so is it Congress, the Executive or the Judiciary?  Or is it the net product of all governmental action over time?  Indeed, what does the term sovereignty even mean in the 21st century?

    Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

    by StrayCat on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:35:38 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site