The United States Constitution was written in plain, easy to understand, everyday English. That may be part of why it is so difficult for some of our leaders and today’s “wise men” to comprehend; they try to make it more complicated than it is. There is also an unmistakable tendency to disregard portions that are too straightforward for their overly-programmed and distorted minds to comprehend or which don’t agree with their “modern and sophisticated” interpretations.
In reading through the Constitution this morning, as I do from time to time when confronted with the absurdities of the compost pile that now passes for our government, one particular passage happened to catch my attention. It’s one that I’ve read before but, in what may have been my own subconscious submission to the indoctrinated “great thinking” model of today’s Washington “leadership,” it never struck me in the manner it did today.
In Article IV, Section 3, it states, “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.”
Now, while the intent of the text may have been focused upon the unsettled territories that had yet attained statehood, there is nothing to indicate such and the word “Territory” is singular, which would indicate all property in general. That interpretation would be consistent with the rest of the text, including the catch all of “other property belonging to the United States.”
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