I Love The Constitution - Most of the Time!

I just received an email from the Tea Party Command Center entitled  "2016 Poll:  Who is your choice for the Presidential Nomination" and the choices include: Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Allan West, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan.  The truth of the matter is that any one of those people could do a better job than the person now occupying the White House, though I must admit,  Jeb Bush’s name on the ballot would have me quite upset.

There is a more important issue in play than the ability or conservative credentials of the names presented for your and my consideration. Our Republic is in dire straits now because we and our elected officials have not been faithful to our Constitution.  There are many reasons why that happened but it has become obvious to us all, I think, that the only way to regain our freedom is to return to a strict adherence to the Constitution of the United States of America. If we are to do that we must face reality and stop dancing around certain issues even though they are difficult to deal with or because they affect our favorite conservative whom we would like to see as President of the United States.

The qualifications for President include that the candidate must be a Natural Born Citizen.  That means that the person must be born in the US, a US possession or military base and have two parents who are citizens of the USA at the time of his or her birth. Our current President is not a Natural Born Citizen according to the birth certificate that he presented and is now on display on the White House website . Had we been faithful to our Constitution we would not now have a President who seems hell bent on destroying our country.

So the question is; will we obey the Law of the Land always or only when it suits us? Will we decide that it is okay for the President to be other than a natural Born Citizen if we like the person and he or she is from the party to which we belong?  Are we going to just pretend that the question doesn’t really matter or we didn’t notice?  The answer to these questions is important because three of the names offered, the ones in red above, are not Natural Born Citizens by the currently accepted definition established by the Supreme Court. This is the case according to everything I can find and sadly two of them would be among my first choices for the job.

This leaves us with three choices; refuse to vote for these people and hope that they do not end up on the ballot; work to change the Constitution through the amendment process; continue to stay quiet and pretend it doesn’t matter, support and vote for the person we like best regardless of that problem and join with those who only pay attention to the Constitution when it suits their purposes.

So far nobody is discussing this including those whose names appear as potential candidates. Personally I wish we would talk about this out loud and come up with a principled plan of attack. If we do not, three names would have to be crossed of my list of possible candidates. If someone finds that I have made an error determining the eligibility of those three individuals in red above, please let me know so I can quit agonizing about this issue. If I am correct, why do so may people keep putting those names forward in spite of this problem?

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  • That's Allan West.

    http://allenwestrepublic.com/

  • Frank I am not sure? I mean at a time when America needed Rand he bowed to the Liberals and he too was my man for a time. I do not know Adam West, was he once Bat Man? Sorry that I ha ve never heard and even if he was Bat Man in the series, what counts is what he supports!

  • We should do not like evil has done and ignored our Constitution. I like Ted Cruzm but is he here for that same reason, to make us look at our Constitution? "What difference does it make", Hillary ranted and here too! Why support any rule of law or not stick by those rules? We have so many elected officials that should never hold "pubic" office it is pathetic. They no longer support the oath they take and citixens say little because the left media says nothing! We know Fox viewers say much but we go as ignored as do all that support honor for oath and integrity!

    Change in our Constituion? Yes, and make those that violate and cannot support a very good established reason, their oath, to resign! That is a dishonor to their office and to our American people! That is the real change we need and because few are raised to have honor in our times!

  • Here are my likes and dislikes. Ted CruzMike HuckabeeBobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Allan West, Jeb BushChris Christie, Rick Perry, Marco RubioPaul Ryan.

    After removing the said names who are not eligible and then going with those who apparently are; I'd select Rand Paul & Allan West.

    BTW: If I could strike 2 lines through Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, for the appropriate emphasis, I certainly would. :-)

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