Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Quote of the day

Senator Martinez, RINO-Fla, on Obama's eligibility issue:

Presidential candidates are vetted by voters at least twice – first in the primary elections and again in the general election. President-Elect Obama won the Democratic Party's nomination after one of the most fiercely contested presidential primaries in American history. And, he has now been duly elected by the majority of voters in the United States. Throughout both the primary and general election, concerns about Mr. Obama's birthplace were raised. The voters have made clear their view that Mr. Obama meets the qualifications to hold the office of president.

Article VI, U.S. Constitution:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Question for Senator Martinez:

Exactly where does the constitution stipulate that [majority] voter opinion in either case supersedes the Constitution?

Additionally, I'd like to know where Senator Coburn - arguably the most consistently conservative member of the U.S. legislature - stands on this issue (and why), so I've written him to this effect. Stay tuned.


DR said...

This is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party, no respect for the Constitution.