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  • The National Popular Vote: Vicious Democracy

    08/17/2016 2:20:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 17th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Democracy stinks. History is littered with short-live democracies that cratered between the bloodlettings of factions going at each other’s throats. Our Framers were well aware of their shortcomings from the lessons of history and their personal experiences since 1776. Popular election, the democratic element in the Framers’ Constitution, was limited to the House of Representatives. This satisfied the Declaration’s maxim that consent of the governed serves as the just basis of government. In Article II, the sovereign people assigned their Natural Right to elect their chief executive to another body, their state legislatures. As discussed in a recent blog post...
  • The Framers’ President II

    08/03/2016 1:52:13 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 3rd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As outlined in posts here and here, the electoral system of Article II was designed to produce presidents of the George Washington caliber, and not that of Barack Obama and possibly Hillary Clinton. The Framers strove to make the president’s fidelity to the Constitution coincident with his personal interest: enduring fame. The men to become the Framers’ president had already made their mark in their professions, communities and states. All that remained was to earn the respect and admiration of the entire nation and . . . history. The Framers’ president was above faction. Not only did he not owe...
  • The Framers’ President

    07/26/2016 2:13:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The pull of democracy often overwhelms societies. As men are naturally drawn to the scent of a woman, passion instead of reason lures societies toward all power to the people. Why shouldn’t our representatives, senators and presidents be popularly elected? Because democracy isn’t perfume but rather a poison that terminates in tyranny. The electoral process of Article II was designed to avoid a popularly derived president. In a recent post I showed how the Framers designed their presidential election process around two goals. First, only men of national stature, wisdom, experience and virtue would be considered. Second, the winner would...
  • Donald Trump: The Echo of Our Framers’ Uncorrupted President

    07/22/2016 2:01:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our Framers don’t get the credit they deserve. Their presidential electoral system was designed to avoid the road to ruin so typical in republics: popular election of a demagogic strongman who promises to quell that which he foments, meaning societal discord and anarchy, by rewarding his supporters and destroying his opponents. How in the world did our Framers come up with the method in Article II to elect a president? Contrary to popular belief, there are two central purposes to their outwardly clumsy and confusing process. First, it was to elevate men of only the highest virtue, wisdom and talents...
  • Thoughts on Our Corrupted Presidential Election Process

    04/10/2016 1:41:10 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Did the Framers actually bequeath the circa 2016 Animal House presidential election process? Nothing occupied the Federal Convention of 1787 more than debate involving the executive branch. One man would be responsible for executing the laws passed by a free people and corporate states. More than sixty votes were necessary to define the method of presidential election. From near the beginning of the convention on May 25th and almost to the end, September 17th, the Framers wrestled with presidential powers, the balance of those powers with congress, and how a free people could design an office that precluded the trappings...
  • The Difference Between a U.S. Citizen and a Natural Born Citizen

    01/11/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by iontheball · 85 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 7, 2016 | Lawrence Sellin
    Many members of the political-media establishment are either deliberately misrepresenting facts for political reasons or they are simply ignorant of those facts, that is, the manner in which one becomes a citizen as opposed to the concept of natural born citizenship. Those who equate "citizen" with "natural born citizen" often misinterpret Constitutional law and statute law, the latter meaning that Congress may pass laws only defining the manner in which one becomes a citizen, either citizen by birth or a naturalized citizen, not the Constitutional concept of natural born citizenship.
  • Biden: 'I'm Proud To Be President'

    01/20/2013 10:37:56 AM PST · by thecodont · 19 replies
    Newsbusters/ ^ | January 20, 2013 | 10:20 | By Noel Sheppard
    Joe Biden the gaffe machine was at it again Saturday. Speaking at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball, the Vice President said, "I'm proud to be President of the United States" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): After some laughter and a nudge from someone on stage, Biden corrected himself. "I'm proud to be Vice President of the United States," he said, "and I'm prouder to be Barack Obama, President Barack Obama's Vice President." "Well, there goes that," Biden joked. "Look, on a serious note, I guess I'm lucky to get back to a serious note." Read more:
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • RUSH: Why Aren't They Begging Rubio?

    09/30/2011 12:35:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 222 replies ^ | September 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why Aren't They Begging Rubio? September 29, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's Emmy in Loveland, Colorado. Great to have you on the EIB Network. CALLER: Hi, Rush, it's great to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: Hey, I'm no fan of the establishment. They irritate me most of the time, but what if they want Christie to run for the same reason I want him to run? Because he's the best at articulating conservatism, besides you and maybe Marco Rubio,but there's no one else out there. RUSH: That's an interesting question. Let me ask you, why...
  • The True Meaning and Interpretation of Article II "natural born Citizen

    11/04/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 52 replies
    Post & Email ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Jedi Pauly
    I wish to undertake a critical analysis of the incomplete works of attorneys Orly Taitz, Phil Berg, and Mario Apuzzo, concerning the meaning and definition of "natural born Citizen" within the political context and intent of Article II. It is my contention that none of the attorneys working on exposing the illegal usurper known as Barack Obama have described any valid theory of law that properly explains why Obama cannot possibly qualify to be President under Article II. I will show what I believe are their mistakes and limitations and expose their incomplete efforts as failed hypotheses rather than valid...
  • Natural Born Citizen Discussions in the Late 1800's

    “Looking Back at History” Natural Born Citizen Discussions in the Late 1800′s The definition of Natural Born Citizen and the presidential eligibility issue were researched in the late 1800's. Multiple newspaper articles are presented to show how constitutionalists and scholars in the 19th century addressed the issues by responding to citizen's questions. Copies of articles are shown. The first article below asks: If a person with American parents is born in a foreign country would he be eligible to the presidency? Note the answer states “parents” not the singular word “parent.” May 27, 1888 Is a Citizen Born Abroad Eligible...
  • Constituting America: Lesson Three: The constitution, we read article II

    04/22/2010 12:49:58 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 249+ views ^ | 04/22/2010 | Gary P
    Welcome to day three of our journey! Lesson two dealt with the Legislative Branch of government outlining the duties and requirements of Congress, and restrictions placed on it. As you know, our founders created three equal branches of government: The Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. Today’s reading involves the Executive Branch, the presidency. The text below represents the original spellings, and punctuation.
  • Obama’s Straw Man Defense - Kerchner v. Obama, Article II, eligibility

    03/16/2010 5:43:10 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 2,141+ views
    drkatesview ^ | March 16, 2010 | Dr. Kate
    The appalling game-playing by Obama’s lawyers in the Kerchner vs. Obama and Congress appeal, including the Justice Department, is the kind of behavior that should draw disbarment and criminal penalties. It already makes a mockery of justice and of the Constitution we know that. But the case that Obama is ‘fighting’ is not the legal case that’s been brought against him. Too cool to prove himself, Obama has created and is shadowboxing a straw man eligibility case–one that doesn’t exist. Straw man. A fallacy in which an opponent’s argument is overstated or misrepresented in order to be attacked or refuted....
  • Obama has nothing to support his eligibility, AND he has hits against his eligibility. So what now?

    02/27/2010 5:32:56 PM PST · by capacommie · 92 replies · 3,085+ views
    Lingle sends out a boilerplate letter that says she can't say anything. The Hawaii Attorney General's office won't corroborate Janice Funkino's statement that Obama was born in Hawaii. Fukino is breaking Hawaii's information laws which REQUIRE her to provide an uncertified copy of a vital document once the party of interest has already published it in non-redacted form (which was done by Obama). She does not provide the COHB does not exist! She is also breaking Hawaii's laws which require her to provide a basis for her public statements, which she has refused to do. Obama's potential names are...
  • Let's Get the Obama Birth Certificate

    01/24/2009 8:42:41 AM PST · by Puzo1 · 47 replies · 1,260+ views
    NPR ^ | January 24, 2009 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says that they have Obama's "birth certificate" and that we can see it.

    01/10/2009 10:33:48 AM PST · by Puzo1 · 16 replies · 788+ views
    Mario Apuzzo, Esq. ^ | January 10, 2008 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    Article II "natural born Citizen" means much more than "native" born U.S. citizen

    01/07/2009 10:37:41 AM PST · by Puzo1 · 29 replies · 1,261+ views
    Mario Apuzzo, Esq. ^ | January 7, 2008 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    The factors to consider when defining what an Article II "natural born Citizen" is

    10/08/2008 2:53:14 PM PDT · by Syncro · 33 replies · 2,650+ views
    Ann Coulter Website ^ | October 8, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    PULL THE HAIR PLUG ON THIS GUY October 8, 2008 If Sarah Palin had made just one of the wildly inaccurate statements smugly uttered by Sen. Joe Biden in last week's vice presidential debate, there would have been 3-inch headlines in newspapers across America. (I can almost hear Katie Couric asking me, "Which newspapers?") These weren't insignificant errors, such as when Biden said, "Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time, and you ask...
  • Of Advice And Consent - (Using the "Nuclear Option" to end the Senate filibusters!)

    01/06/2005 8:05:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 505+ views
    Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution relates that "He [The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law..." So what does all that mean exactly? Well, the first part means...