Today’s ruling which has declared that Arizona may not require proof of citizenship to vote is another attack by our Supreme Court on the legislative intent of our Constitution in addition to defying our Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, under which the various united States and people therein, retained all powers not delegated to Congress by the Constitution
The simple truth is, the qualifications required to be met to vote is a power exercised by the various states long before our existing Constitution was adopted, e.g., see the [url=http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/pa08.asp][b][u][color=blue]Const... of Pennsylvania - September 28, 1776[/color][/u][/b][/url] which declares:
[b][I]SECT. 6. Every freemen of the full age of twenty-one Years, having resided in this state for the space of one whole Year next before the day of election for representatives, and paid public taxes during that time, shall enjoy the right of an elector: Provided always, that sons of freeholders of the age of twenty-one years shall be intitled to vote although they have not paid taxes.[/I][/b]
And, upon adopting our existing Constitution, a minor material change was made to the State’s authority over elections which declares that:
[b][I]The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators[/I][/b]
Another alteration was made by the 15th Amendment declaring that the right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united States or any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Later, the right to vote was forbidden to be denied on account of sex, and by the 24th Amendment failure to pay poll taxes as a requirement to vote were forbidden. Finally, the 26th Amendment declared that the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on account of age. But nowhere in our Constitution has Congress been granted authority to forbid a state to require proof of citizenship in order to vote. And Justice Antonin Scalia engaged in judicial tyranny when suggesting the 1993 National Voter Registration Act trumps the States reserved power to require proof of citizenship in order to vote. The truth is, our Constitution, and only those laws made in “pursuance thereof“, are the supreme law of the land.
So tell us Justice Scalia, when have the people adopted a constitutional amendment forbidding the various united States to require proof of citizenship to be eligible to vote?
Bottom line is, I am now firmly convinced that our constitutionally limited system of government will never be restored until the blood of tyrants flows freely in our streets.
"If the Constitution was ratified under the belief, sedulously propagated on all sides, that such protection was afforded, would it not now be a fraud upon the whole people to give a different construction to its powers?"[/I][/b]___ Justice Story