Justice Potter StewartJustice Potter Stewart, (1915-1985) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Potter Stewart Quote

“The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face.”

Justice Potter StewartJustice Potter Stewart
~ Justice Potter Stewart

Walker v. Birmingham, 1967

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

How many, even of the libertarians, have what it takes to personally research eternal/natural human rights and learn how to live/defend them. I've been in the Patriot movement for many years and found by original research that most of the opinions and advice out there is BS. The government's mis-information campaign, parroted by Patriots for profit, disparages even some of the most ardent freedom lovers. The greatest hurdle to over coming unconstitutional statutes today is the level of corruption in the courts.

E Archer, NYC

Congress knows that it can pass unconstitutional laws -- it is the job of the People to defy them -- only then can they be challenged -- that's what a trial by jury is all about. If unconstitutional laws are obeyed and unchallenged, then they are merely de facto rules that we treat as de jure. We have so many de facto laws now ever intruding on our inalienable rights that to challenge them now is to challenge the entire 'system' of government agencies and offices that operate via these unconstitutional statutes. The greatest problem however is the uneducated and cowardly public that do not realize that we could take back this country tomorrow if enough of us knew what we were actually fighting for.

Mike, Norwalk

Thank you Archer

jim k, Austin

Never underestimate the power of stupid people (voters) in large numbers. Proof is all around us.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Mike scolded me for being to brief, the other day. concerning , evils and follies. Rightfully so. I am, a lover of natural law, and its inherit, inspirational qualities. To draw out from the heart of man, that which is within, is the challenge, outworking of the truth with an unfeigned faith, in hope of unity and peace. God creates natural law, Wow !! Where is God ? So many people speak of Gods timing, never in the present, but in the future or past. Befitting for the day. " My tears have been my meat day and night, while they say unto me where is thy God. Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my ( countenance ), and my God." " The ill-timed truth we might have kept- Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung? The word we had not sense to say- Who knows how grandly it had rung?" Liberty, for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law Shall be Justified. When we do by nature the things contained in the, we are a law unto ourselves. Which show the work of the law written in our hearts. Our Conscience bearing witness, and our thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another. How much more shall the Blood, upon the cross of Liberty through the Eternal Spirit offer itself with out spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? For we trust we have a good conscience, in all things, willing to live honestly, before the people. An unjust law is no law to be observed !! This truth, the natural laws of God written in fleshly tables of the heart, do unit between the pleather of churches, The unity of the knowledge goes out loud and clear, and will prosper in the thing it is sent to. True Patriots. They shall be called, God's sons and daughters, so says the Lord. With out the sheading of blood there is no remission for sin. Hence the sheading of blood by our troops for Liberty sake? It was done once and the reminder is ever before us. Our founding fathers were very, very, brave on behalf of the whole Truth. Truth and reality have met and kissed. Mercy and truth go before the face of God. I pray God give us a clear and sober mind, that he have us think and meditate, say and do the things that are pleasing to him, with charity of presence. Thank you Mike, Archer and Jim, always, for your sober minds and desire to be honest. WAKE UP PATRIOTS AROUND THE WORLD.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

The, thread of truth, must pass through the eye of the needle first, Then knit together in love, the hearts of the Patriots. Women have an inherit, intuit sense of presence. A stich in time saves nine, (spiritual sym.9 and doctrines thereof. ) . As with the blessing of a child at birth. To declare the conscience, must entail the, and always ever present Spirit of Truth. Hence the presence of God in all and through all. The letter killeth but the spirit giveth life. Mother wisdom has mingled her wine. Seek after the spirit, it gives lift to the spirit of understanding by way of the peace of God. Sowing that good seed of truth with love of the truth. A good librarian I'm told will always know which book to put in a troubled child's hand. Their always in the Word. True stiches can be numbered and ordered in time. God's laws of nature. 90 days in the womb.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Moses was termed a " proper child " a child of conscience before God. Moses the man of God. Psalms 90

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