Skip to comments.Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility [or not, see posts 23 and 38]
Posted on 09/27/2011 5:48:51 AM PDT by tutstar
A Guyana-born naturalized American citizen fits the Federal Elections Commission's requirements to run for president, the FEC announced in a ruling.
The case involves New York lawyer Abdul Hassan, who was born in the South American country in 1974. Hassan argues it is discriminatory to not allow him to run for office.
Responding to criticism of possible dual-loyalty issues, Hassan said in a radio interview that a person's place of birth should not determine his patriotism or presidential eligibility.
"I am an attorney," he said. "When I undertake the representation of a client, I have to act in the best interests of my client," Hassan stated on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on New York's WABC Radio.
Read more: Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=348933#ixzz1Z9xy0pso
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility FEC rules naturalized citizens are same as 'natural born' in presidential votes
I heard the interview Sunday afternoon and was waiting for an article.
Bastardizing the Constitution, one move at a time, imho.
We are in a heap of .....
This should be challenged and struck down. It obviously is wrong.
A naturalized citizen is not eligible for the presidency. A naturalized person can never be a natural born person. The entire naturalization process is all about conferring citizenship on one who was not born a citizen.
Most certainly! Yet when did the FEC have authority to rule like this? Why now? Are they trying to eliminate barriers to Barry in 2012?
Puzzle pieces coming together? Fast and Furious guns went to gangs in CHICAGO. The civilian police force being armed? The Bama told them to get their marching shoes on. Maxine Waters and other black leaders getting upset with the 0 now. He has to court the hispanics, they want the law and constitution subverted to keep them here. Things may get ugly!
And we have been since 2008.
I’m sick of the mere lip service given the Constitution by Justice Thomas, Justice Scalia, the Federalist Society, and every other major “think tank”. They have no blood, no heart that pumps it, just sink water and some kind of cheap aquarium pump and oxygenator. There’s no other explanation for it.
I agree, F*n he and two stars
I want all these asshats to gimme moneeee to run and win as pressident, bugger, is dis spelt almost write...
becasue I is a lawyer..... the WORLDS MOST CORRUPT PROFESSION with ZERO MORAL BOUNDARIES>
shrugs, we love you baby
The FEC does not have the authority to do this. This ruling has no legal basis.
This is worthless...has no authority to make this kind of change.
I thought this was about the FEC.
They don't, and that's actually the point of the FEC's decision. Basically, the FEC has said that determination of eligibility is beyond their purview, and that their authorization only goes as far as enforcing election law as written. Therefore, regardless of whether or not any particular candidate is actually eligible, as long as they follow the FEC's rules, they're fine by the FEC. Nothing more and nothing less.
Just ask the all-knowing Pelosi.
This is Liberalism on steroids. Constitutional suicide watch.
The Supreme Court has refused to hear any of the many challenges to Obama’s eligibility for the office of President, yet left the issue to hang like a rotting corpse in the public square of a tyranny where all are afraid to touch it. Thus we get absolute perversions like the FEC ruling.
Nor has ONE so-called esteemed and serious “think tank” commented on the issue.
It is a tyranny of fear combined with rule by the bloodless.
Then they are an unConstitutional entity and should be abolished.
It is beyond the purview of none but those who are lawless. If that was their ruling they should all resign. Disband the FEC.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see a link to that ruling in the WND article. I would think such would exist.
So until I see such, I am taking this with a very large grain of salt.
You guys are both missing the point — for a change, we have a government agency who made the simple determination that they don’t have the authority to make a decision. By the laws and regulations as written, they have to allow anyone who follows the proper guidelines to file for and run as a candidate. They simply do not have the authority to deny someone on the basis of eligibility, because Congress has not given them the power to do so.
The main problem with the whole eligibility issue is that there is a Constitutional requirement, but no defined mechanism for enforcing it. Since Congress is the ultimate judge of Presidential elections, it is therefore their responsibility to provide for the enforcement of that requirement. If they do not delegate such authority by law to an agency like the FEC, the FEC would be violating the law and the Constitution by taking the responsibility onto themselves.