Skip to comments.Kerry, Constitutionally Unqualified For President!
Posted on 09/18/2004 9:50:53 AM PDT by zakker500
I will try to keep this as brief as possible. There has been much speculation about John F. Kerry being "Unfit for Command", but it actually appears that he is constitutionally unqualified for command. Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that; "No person shall be a Senator ... Representitive ... President ... Vice President, or hold any office, ... who, having previously taken an oath ... as an officer of the United States ... to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof ... " If this doesn't describe the Democratic nominee for President, then what does? Kerry is unqualified to hold his current position, much less the one he is seeking since, by his own admission to Congress in April of 1971, he met with the communists of North Viet Nam! These meetings took place in May of 1970, in Paris, while he was still an officer in the United States Navy. The mere fact that these unauthorized meetings occurred is, in of itself, giving aid and comfort to the enemy, in addition to violating various other U.S. law.
True, but America is not going to give it any play except on November 2.
Shhh! We don't want them to switch candidates now!
I first heard the topic on Hugh Hewitt's show yesterday. It was brought up by a caller and Hugh (too quickly?) dismissed the idea. I think people should know this as even Hugh (a Constitutional scholar) was unaware. Thanks for posting.
Newbie here too :).
Since he is running to be OUR president, don't we ALL have legal standing to bring this to court?
The Constitution is only for Republicans. demonrats, liberals and socialists have complete disregard for it.
Our Supreme Law of the land like people like Kerry so it would not even get a hearing before them.
He's constitutionally unqualified to be a postman.
Your on track!
Go to patriotpetitions.com (The Federalist a highly regarded conservative website).
157,000+ signers so far and eventually to be sent to Senate President Richard Cheney, Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist and Attorney General John Ashcroft. The results are forwarded to the media, addressees, and
Their petition is titled: Kerry should be Prosecuted, Denied Qualification for National Office [Resign Senate seat ]
Their justification, in part ..."A well-documented history of providing "aid and comfort" to the enemy in time of war -- particularly in the case of North Vietnam. By his own account, Kerry violated the UCMJ, the Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Code while serving as a Navy officer, and he further stands in violation of Article three, Section three of the U.S. Constitution which defines treason as "giving aid and comfort" to the enemy in time of warfare. Thus, in accordance with the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3, which states, "No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President ... having previously taken an oath ... to support the Constitution of the United States, [who has] engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof," We, the People of the United States, demand that Kerry be prosecuted and disqualified from public office....(There's more at site)
Tell your contacts about the site and encourage them to do the same!
The law only applies to the Unites States Constitution and would not hold up to the liberal logic smell test unless of course it was a conservative running. Than it would be correct, that the person would not be able to run. Remember, liberal logic trumps all logic, if we allow it.
This should be sent to all the media.
It will never happen. The Congress would have to be the adjudicator. Unfortunately, there are too "Party Uber Alles" types and too many who place collegiality over principle. We have to depend on the collective wisdom of the American people on Nov 3rd.
I'd like to see a political ad wherein someone reads this section of the Constitution over a video of Kerry meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris, his testimony before Congress, then finally the words of POWs that his testimony was used against them.
Me too! This bears repeating!
The Ammendment to the Constitution is interesting in that it is related to the US Civil War or War between the States.
What would be really interesting is if some Republican Wag, sighted the Constitutional Ammendment on the floor of the Senate and then introduced a bill to allow John F'n Kerry to run for President (not for Senate) and then it died in a vote for lack of enough votes. That would bring the whole thing public put it in a national debate and give the MSM talking heads something to talk about focusing on John's anti-war activism and talks with the N VC in Paris.
I like it.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger;...
Coupled with the 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
All anyone needs to do is hire a lawyer and file a complaint in Federal court. It would then be up to a Grand Jury to determine if their is enough merit and evidence to sent it to trial. They in turn would provide an indictment and a trial date would be set.
My two cents worth. I personally would love to see him rot in a tiger cage.
God bless our troops wherever they may be.
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