Diamonds are Forever

by Richie, October 12, 2012

After leaving the county clerk’s office, I am pleased to announce that I officially own all mineral rights to the newly discovered planet 55 Cancri e. I’ve filed a mineral rights deed (pictures below) with the county and will be informing the U.S. Government, as well as the United Nations of my extra-terrestrial mineral claim. If you weren’t aware, 55 Cancri e covered in diamonds with an overall estimated worth of $26 nonillion ($26,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) . I do this with hope that in the future, it will be feasable to extract these diamonds and bring them back to Earth. Since I am the worlds first deed-holder of mineral rights on 55 Cancri e, my future descendants stand to make a lot of money.


Now, you may be asking “But Richie, doesn’t the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 prohibit one from claiming extraterrestrial territory for themselves?”

In theory, yes.

However, the 1956 Reid v. Covert supreme court case set a legal precident making it clear that the Constitution is supreme over any international treaty:

“This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17.

The Outer Space Treaty clearly conflicts with the constitutional right to property by declaring unclaimed extraterrestrial land unclaimable as property.

 It is my constitutional right to secure private property; since there is no domestic law regulating the private acquisition of extraterrestrial property, I invoke Reid v. Covert in nullifying the Outer Space Treaty and declaring  myself the owner of all land and mineral production rights on the planet 55 cancri e.

I apologize to my fellow rappers, but I now own more diamonds than you.

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