Thursday, November 12, 2009

No to the Schwarzenegger Amendment

Social life is fraught with peril these days. I'm on a lot of mls for my various hobbies, most of which are utterly nonpolitical. However, just now, someone posted a political editorial he wrote and hopes to publish in the local paper to one of these hobby mls. It has nothing whatever to do with the hobby, he just wanted to tell everyone his opinion.

The gist of the article is, we should ignore the evidence that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the U.S. and is thus ineligible for the office he is so ineptly holding because America is supposed to be a meritocracy, so our head of state should be the most qualified person who wants to be, whether they were born here or not.

I guess it would be mean of me to email back pointing out that if Obama is indeed foreign born, this makes him guilty of fraud, and I think most people are still sane enough not to want someone who has committed fraud to be a head of state.

Part of his motivation in writing this, he tells us, is that he adopted a foreign child and wishes to make sure that when she grows up, she won't be "excluded" from the opportunity to become president.

We have come to a pass when we consider it unjust that anyone might be "excluded" from holding the most powerful position on earth!

What we need nowadays is a lot more exclusivity.

1 comment:

ZAROVE said...

I can actually see Amending the Cnstitution to allow non-natives to be President. After all, many forign born Americans are much more patriotic and loyal than many natural born citesens. However, if it is to be, it must, absolutely must come as a result of an Amendment. As it stands now, the law is that one must be a Natural Born citesen. If Obama was born in Kenya, Canada, or any of the Saundry places he is said to have possibley been born utside of the United States and its territories, then under the preasent Constitution, the one in which he was sworn in on the 20th of January, 2009, then he is simply ineligable.

Of course, I'm not convinced Obama was Born outside the US, and this particular theory seems little more than the usual run of the mill Conspiracy Theory, but I am beign speculative.

People seem not to realise that the law should be taken seriusly, especially if they support the current occupant of the White House. ( Which given his actiosn in just the last ten months makes me wonder why he still has about half the nation on his side.)

Irt puzzles me as to why Americans woudl want a non-native President whent he Constitution, supposedly the Supreme Law oof the Land, clearly forbids this. Then again, Chester Allen Arthur may have been a Canadian.

That said, the poster you mentioned also had a very bad argument or amending the law. He has a forign born child he adopted, and doesnt ant her excluded? Uhm... what exactly are her chances of becoming president anyway?

Also, we shoudlnt decide the office hoder base don inclusivity, and on that you are more than correct.