March 15, 2010
Jamie takes as his theme the reality that full access to our people’s documents and history provided by the incredibly fortunate appearance of an Internet and Web full of institutions like Google News Archive offer us limitless opportunities to educate our kinsmen. One example is the 1896 Supreme Court decision of Plessy v. Ferguson, which affirmed that enforced segregation of facilities, even public facilities, was PERFECTLY Constitutional and natural. That was a 7 to 1 decision written by Henry Billings Brown. In a case argued 100 years later, Printz v. United States (1997), Justice Antonin Scalia would again affirm the 10th Amendment when by a closer vote (5 to 4) the Supreme Court affirmed that the soveignty of America’s more-than 3,000 County Sheriffs (and all other State and local sovereignties) is NOT subordinate to the Federal government. This is the case (also called Mack v. United States) won by patriot Sheriff Richard Mack (ret.) of Graham County, Arizona. And it’s the wide-open World Wide Web that preserves such gems of Constitutionalism (whether in 1896 or 1997) for us today.
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