Amos v. Mosley Quote

“If the legislature clearly misinterprets a constitutional provision, the frequent repetition of the wrong will not create a right.”

~ Amos v. Mosley

Amos v. Mosley, 74 Fla. 555; 77 So. 619.

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Within each State, an individual can determine when driving an automobile was a right, when marriage was a right as a religious sacrament, owning a business was a right - all before the several states clearly started intentionally misinterpreting the Constitution. In fact, by definition of licensing, government has created a society of criminals.

Mike, Pleasant Hill

This is exactly how we got the issue of "Anchor Babies" intentional misinterpretation and disregarding historical context of the 14th amendment in direct contradiction of the author's Intent Sen. Jacob Howard, research the Congressional record when the 14th amendment was being debated and you will see.

Children born to foreign nationals and illegal aliens on American soil were never supposed to be automatically awarded citizenship, this has been a scam all along!

E Archer, NYC

The list of all the misinterpretations is too long, but here are a few. Wages are not income -- you cannot tax the labor of the people, but tell that to the IRS. Corporations are not persons, but tell that to the bureaucrats in Washington. The States are sovereign, the People are sovereign, but tell that to the Congress-critters in DC. Americans can own land free and clear of any liens or encumbrances and it cannot ever be taxed, but tell that to the Bureau of Land Management who have all but forgotten about the land patents that were registered when a State joined the Union -- and the federal government cannot own land in a sovereign state, it can only facilitate its transfer to real people, not corporations or a 'dead hand'. Instead of maintaining one of the only free republics on Earth, America has gradually re-introduced all the corruptions of monarchical and socialist Europe. And last but not least, gold and silver are the only lawful money in the US -- and the penalty for debasing the currency is death -- what is the penalty for replacing gold and silver with debt instruments?! Americans, stand up for your republic and its laws!

Durham, Birmingham, AL

Frequent repetition of a wrong seems to create a right when the 5-4 DC Supremes misinterpret constitutional provisions, such as with Obamacare. With them, might equals right for a long time.


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