I’ve been too sick to blog, and now that I am feeling better, I was going to give you all the gory details. But I have run across some things on the internet that are so disturbing, I feel the need to address them.
I had a friend who was very religious. Nevertheless, she held that people shouldn’t read the Bible. Why? Because she thought most people were too stupid to handle it. Yes, we are snobs here in the Northeast. But you could try and prove us wrong. Why don’t you start by believing in evolution.
I am beginning to feel the same way about the Constitution. People may be too stupid to read it.
First, I came across this:
A petition campaign challenging Obama’s eligibility for the Presidency. There are all sorts of theories that I have read about why he isn’t eligible. I have heard that he either is a dual citizen (with Indonesia) or not a citizen at all because his father was Kenyan.
Here is the first line of the 14th Amendment.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Please listen to me carefully. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. A state of the United States. That makes him a natural born citizen. Game, set and match. Your lawsuits are not being denied because of a conspiracy. They are being denied because your argument is too stupid to take up judicial resources.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I see this on Andrew Sullivan (someone who is not stupid, and really should know better)
Can she become secretary of state? (This is about Clinton)
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Guys. All she has to do is resign her Senate seat. The framers did not want someone to be in the executive branch and the legislative branch at the same time. But she can be in the legislative branch when she is nominated.
My fellow citizens. Cut this shit out. The part about Mr. Obama is particularly disturbing because I think is really just fodder for racists. This way they can argue that they don’t hate him because he is black. They hate him because he is not really eligible for the Presidency.