Does a treaty or international tribunal trump the Constitution?
Short answer: No!Details
The Constitution provides that presidents nominate officers and make treaties. But nominations and treaties become effective only “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.”Details
There has been a strong push to do away with the Electoral College in recent years. One of the more interesting proposals is the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.” Not only does it attempt to circumvent the constitutional process of electing a president, it actually is effectively an attempt to amend how we amend the Constitution itself.Details
Some people want you to believe that Thomas Jefferson waged war on the Barbary pirates without congressional approval – but they’re either ignorant or lying.Details