George Washington was able to extend the republican form of government established for the Northwest Territory by pretending to be bound by a newly written constitution.   The Constitution of September 17, 1787 binds the States that ratified it into existence, but without written subscribed oaths “to support this Constitution” that Constitution remains to this day, […]

The four Organic Laws determine the meaning of each successive Organic Law.  The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776 controls the meaning of the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777 to the extent that document is unclear. The Declaration of Independence requires that the exercise of government power be conditioned on the consent […]

Everyone knows the Declaration of Independence announced the beginning of the end of British government rule in America.   The British government formally relinquished government power south of Canada in the Treaty of Paris of September 3, 1783. Between July 4, 1776 and July 14, 1784, the date Congress formally ratified the Treaty of Paris, a […]

 If Article II Section 1 Clause 8, had been placed after Article I Section 7 of the Constitution of September 17, 1787 there would be no question that the President of the United States was an office under the legislative branch.  Placing the oath of office of the President of the United States in Article […]

Regular readers of these Posts know the difference between the President of the United States and the President of the United States of America, but for new readers the President of the United States of America is the one vested with the “executive Power.”  He is also the one who takes no oath of office. […]

There are, in the Constitution of 1787, many more Presidents than just the President of the United States and the President of the United States of America. Hopeful Presidential candidates for the Article II, Section 1, Clause, 5 Office of President may spend years trying to get their party’s nomination to be President of the […]

This is my latest version of a summary of the organic law of the United States of America: The Declaration of Independence confirms to each American the right to choose to be governed by written law made by government or to be self-governed by unwritten law. The Articles of Confederation binds the original thirteen States […]

The Constitution of the United States is the basis of all written law in America.  If the law, as written, is not constitutional, it is not the law, upon this there is complete agreement. All written law in America is limited to the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America, because […]

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this […]

My Students in my Basic Course in Law and Government learn constitutional law the only way it should be learned¾directly from the Organic Law of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777, the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 and the Constitution […]

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