“The Constitution has no severability clause; it is a whole, in and unto itself. Except by Amendment, in accordance with Article V, it is unchangeable. The government that exists in Washington, District of Columbia, exist only by its creation by that Constitution; and, only by obedience to that Constitution does that government continue to exist.
“Error was anticipated, and this Court, in particular — this Supreme Court — is the arbiter of whether any act of the Legislative or the Executive is consistent with, and within the powers and authorities granted by that Constitution. In that sense, the fuse to destruction of both Constitution and government created by it lies in the hands of this Court alone. Should this Court fail in its obedience to the Constitution, then it, alone, would be responsible for the dissolution of that government created under the authority of the people.”
– Gary Hunt