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A constitutional explanation

During my school years, I never flunked any subject, including 8th grade social studies, as was suggested in a letter in the Sunday, March 14, letter titled “UNSAT and gun control.”

The U.S. Constitution, Article VI — Debts, Supremacy and Oaths, Clause 2, reads “This constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in the pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

Thus stated, the UNSAT, once ratified, would become the supreme law of the land, circumvent the constitution and eliminate the second amendment.

The socialist Democrats know this, which explains why they seek to quickly and quietly ram this treaty through the senate before pro-gunners can mount opposition against it. If the UNSAT were not a threat to the second amendment, the democrats would be praising it, not sneaking it into ratification.

The socialist Democrats know an amendment to repeal the second amendment would fail, so a treaty is the only other way to eliminate the second amendment.

Meanwhile, House Resolution 1 is pending in the senate to federalize control of future elections.

Our founding fathers didn’t trust control of elections to a strong corruptible centralized government. Thus, they delegated this authority to the individual states where legislators are closer to the citizens. HR 1 would usurp this authority from the states. Everyone should contact Senator Manchin at 202-224-3954 and respectfully urge him to oppose HR 1.

State legislatures must reassert their constitutional authority granted in Article II, Section I, Clause 2, and pass election reforms:

* Strict voter ID laws

* Signature verification on all ballots, absentee ballots included

* Absentee ballots received by election day

* Outlaw ballot harvesting

* Poll monitors present within easy viewing distance of ballots being tallied

* Voting machines incapable of manipulation via internet

* Ballots tallied in each state — not overseas via internet

State election reforms are needed to restore our trust in future elections.

Steve Wolverton

Parkersburg

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