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ENACTING CLAUSE



This insert, is from Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 23, page 746 printed in 1894, by Werner Company, Chicago. The same was not found in the 1902 or later editions, or in any other publication. After reading this reprint, ask Yourself; Why this Logical Information is not brought forth by the Experts that PRETEND to EXPLAIN Our Constitutions Fundamental Laws.

"The First sentence of the Constitution is often called the Preamble, but no such term was applied to it by the framers of the Constitution, neither is it found in the Original Manuscript. It is not a preamble in any sense, but it is THE ENACTING CLAUSE-- an Integral part of the Constitution, Stating that it Was the People of the Whole United States who had Established it. A Preamble gives reasons why a resolution should be adopted or enacted, but it is no part of the resolution or enactment. The Enacting Clause, on the Contrary, IS MANDATORY. No other part of a statute is more important. Thus, This Introductory Sentence gives theAUTHORITY AND THE ENDS FOR WHICH THE CONSTITUTION WAS MADE. It was ordained by the People of the United States as a nation, and for the purposes so admirably set forth in its opening clause; and wherever in the constitution the words "United States" occur they signify the nation as a whole; wherever the word "States" occurs, it denotes the states considered separately, or as distinguished from the nation."