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The Constitution is Not the Supreme Law of the Land.

• Keith Broaders
Contrary to what you may think, Constitution is not the Supreme Law of the Land. In order for the proponents of Constitution to gain the votes necessary for ratification they had to agree to add a Bill of Rights. The Constitution was a contract between the states and the central government. The contract enumerates the powers granted to the central government by the states. The states as well as the central government were to have an employer-employee relationship with both being subject to the will of the people. The Bill of Rights, on the other hand is a contract between "We the People" and the that they created. In the Constitution, the central government is told what they can do and in the Bill of Rights the government is told what they can not do. The Bill of Rights essentially gives the government to authority to implement the provisions of the Constitution as long as they do not violate the principles and provisions of the Bill of Rights.

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