This is the eleventh essay of the “Breakdown” series. We’ll explore the individual rights in the Bill of Rights. And where they stand today. Comments appreciated, now let’s begin.
“The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.”
“The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, “
The courts of the U.S cannot be used to sue for money or to overturn a law…
“commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.”
In a State vs. State, or citizens of one State against another, or another country suing a State. Arkansas cannot sue Texas, and I as a resident of Arkansas cannot sue Kansas, for example. I can sue Arkansas as a resident of the state. This Right helps to keep States sovereign by protecting them from other States forcing them to change laws, or sue for money.
Remember that just societies have a check and balance system. Government makes laws which are enforced by cops. Laws are just words on paper; you don’t have to follow them, which is why we have cops. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the laws that keep the Federal Government in check BUT it’s just words on paper unless enforced by someone. Guess who that is? WE THE PEOPLE, and we are failing miserable due to apathy and complacency. A little monetary or physical security in exchange for freedom and liberty. Not for this wolf, I’m not one of the flock, I’m above it and have taken it upon myself to snap you from your slumber, remove your blindfolds and show you how IT IS!
Another essay to follow on the Twelfth Amendment.