From the comments section of “Snowden Finally Identified As Target of Investigation That Ended Lavabit” (Slashdot):
“It’s worth noting that the government denies that the Declaration of Independence has any legal status.” — HiThere
My reply there:
It is worth nationally discussing that the ninth amendment (i.e. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”) can only logically serve to judicially uphold our fundamental rights from our national declaration — because no other rights exist outside of constitutional enumeration.
The ninth amendment has been illegally judicially disarmed, and powers (which apparently have no hard limits) trump rights for no good reason.
After all, a right without the power to exercise that right is not really a right ultimately. That is a fundamental legal conflict forming the “elephant in the room” being ignored — and one giving our “public servants” (and their private sector elitists pals) an unlimited expansion of power “to protect the children” in the form of a “minefield” of oligarchical oppression.