All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in 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, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Everyone has heard it…”the US is imperialist”…”The US thinks it’s the world’s police”…and whatever variation you can think of.
Every single time I hear it I want to find a public school teacher and bash their worthless, inept, and grossly overpaid heads in. Had they at any point actually taught the constitution instead of being critical of it this comment would never be uttered by anyone over the age of 10 as it clearly demonstartes a complete lack of understanding of the US Constitution and post WWII treaties.
Article VI paragraph 2 states and spells out that our treaties supersede ALL law. Our defense treaties following WWII placed us with the role of defending our Allies against any threat.
Some French interests are being threatened in Vietnam? No problem…we send in our troops while the French wag their fingers at us!
Ignore the FACT that France was the imperialist nation, and ignore that we have to protect their interests…just focus on blaming the US for being imperialist!
Some little part of Korea is being threatened by commie lowlives? No problem…we hang there too.
The best part is the limits placed on us…containment.
It means we “play for the tie”…NOT TO WIN…NOT TO PERMANENTLY RESOLVE THE PROBLEM...just hold the line for ummmmm, well how long have we been holding the line in Korea?
Sometimes it doesn’t work…like when you have an armed population like Vietnam did. Playing for a win would have been better…I would have wiped out the entire nation…I mean let’s face it….we have the ability to wipe out the planet in under 27 minutes…several times over…so what’s one little place on the map?
We have restraint placed on us…and that’s the only reason we have NOT WON A SINGLE WAR SINCE WWII.
OK so what happens when you want out of these treaties?
Well we tried that…in Iraq.
That entire war was to redeploy our troops OUT of Saudi Arabia without breaking the treaty.
And then there is the cricticism we get from people in nations we are obligated to protect....you think they ever thought about the fact that if anyone ever attacked them the US would immediately be at war with their attacker? Yep...attack one of our allies and you die.
It's also successful....how many years in recorded history have the European nations we have defense treaties with known peace among themselves?
How many of the years of peace are on a current streak that began after they signed on?
FWIW…none of this is my opinion….it’s all a fact. A fact that should have been taught in public school…spoken about on the news…whatever..
It is the constitution after all…and silly me to expect our tax dependent servants masquerading a "teachers" to be doing their damn jobs...
Too busy brainwashing kids to be critical of the US principles, promoting the ideals of the party that awards them sweeter contracts, and allows them exemption from CommieCare (while they promote it in the classroom), undermining whatever values parents instill in their kids, pretending they have a tough job like cops and firemen...
Go ahead...find a public school teacher and ask what Article VI paragraph 2 spells out...watch the blank stare...then ask if they teach kids to be critical of the wars we have had....
Imagine if public school teachers bothered to do their job and teach the US constitution and actual history...