CommentsSorry to have to say this , but the whole damn govt. is leaning left like the tower of Pizza, they all want to save that big buck job they have,, the kids in this country are nothing but puppets also ,,, lead by the nose like sheep to the slaughter,, WOLVARI
Posted by ray smithson on 06/09 at 03:09 PM | #
Who in the world said anything about "resignation?" Removal is the only legally legitimate option.
Posted by Dean C. Haskins on 06/09 at 08:31 AM | #
T'woud be a consumation devoutly to be wish'd. But what grounds will force Obama's and Biden's resignation?
Posted by Charles Harrington on 06/09 at 08:25 AM | #
Wonderful article and it really makes me feel good that SOMEONE IS SAYING WHAT I HAVE BEEN THINKING!!
Let's get him out of there---Our Constitution stands for something.
Thank you so very much for having the fortitude to write this article.
Posted by Cookie Watson on 06/09 at 08:25 AM | #
Great letter! Thank you!
Posted by Kate on 06/09 at 08:18 AM | #
In the original instance, the States were the federal government's "principal". The national government was created by the States to administer "international law" functions such as regulating commerce and warfare.
The State governments exercised the common-law for the protection of the rights of their citizens. Each State Constitution has a Bill of Rights in it.
While the House of Representatives was elected by popular vote, the Senate was appointed by the State Legislatures. This was the State's "veto" power over their "agents" in Congress. Congress could not force the States to do anything prohibited by their State Constitutions.
The 17th Amendment established the rule that Senators be elected also by popular vote, nullifying the State's sovereignty over Congress. As a result of this Amendment, Congress is no longer accountable to the States; Congress has disposed of its "master" and its authority is unrestricted. the States are reduced to once again functioning as "Territories".
See: Carter vs. Carter Coal Co. - http://supreme.justia.com/us/298/238/case.html - for a description of the proper "principal-agent" relationship between the State and federal governments.
By stealthy encroachments of federal power, the States have been reduced to mere administrative agencies of the general government; they are no longer sovereign over it. (see above URL)
Also the 14th Amendment forced "federal" authority upon the States, forcing them to violate their State Constitutions.
Understanding pre-14th and 17th Amendment America shows why we have an electoral college. The President was intended to serve as an "agent" of the States, not as an agent of the citizen. The Federalist Papers explains this adequately.
Posted by frank on 06/08 at 04:21 PM | #
Thank you for column and the truth. We the People of the United States know he, (obama), is a usurper. He does not respect our constitution and continues to destroy our beloved country.
I thank you for what your doing and getting out the truth.
Thank You Very Much
Posted by Carin Wiley on 06/08 at 12:22 PM | #
Outstanding article, excellent actions.
Posted by cmblake6 on 06/08 at 07:29 AM | #
On Eligibility, It’s Up to the States
Posted by Guest Column on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Current presidential eligibility scandal
I know that our criminal justice system is one of the best on the planet; however, I also know that, occasionally, folks get sentenced to hard time for crimes they never committed. Even less frequently, subsequent evidence turns out to show that a person was actually innocent, and was wrongly imprisoned. One can only imagine the daily mental angst such a person must endure, serving a criminal sentence while knowing that knowledge of the truth by those who have power over his freedom would have prevented such an injustice. Each day likely begins with the thought, “Maybe today is the day when someone, somewhere, will discover the truth and do something about it.” Obviously, hope is one of the few things such a person would have left.More...
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