Last week a friend of mine, Loki, and I, were talking about the U.S. Constitution and he brought up an interesting tidbit. He said that if Clinton is appointed to be Secretary of State, she is Constitutionally ineligible.
Well she has been appointed, and as expected, the so-called Constitutional Professor, Barack Obama, is ignorant of the U.S. Constitution once again.
According to Loki, a Constitutional clause in Article 1, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution states that members of the U.S. Senate cannot be appointed to civil office, like Secretary of State, if salary or benefits of the office were increased during the senator's term. It specifically reads: "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he is 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 incrased 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."
During Hillary Clinton's Senatorial term, however, the salary for Cabinet members was increased, and is scheduled to raise again in January of 2009. As a result, Hillary Clinton, and any member of the U.S. Senate, or House of Representatives for that matter, is constitutionally ineligible to serve in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
So, in addition to the questions in the air about Obama's eligibility for the presidency based on the failure to produce legitimate proof regarding his birth place, Obama is now creating an unconstitutional cabinet as well.
Yeah, we are getting change, all right. Illegal, unconstitutional change.
Note: Loki further stated that Madison's Notes, which he brings up all the time on Founding Truth, explain that the reason for the clause is to combat the evils of corruption in government where legislators create salaried positions, or increased the salary of positions, and then appoint themselves to the positions (as was common in the British Government).
In the latest installment of The Founding Truth, a show I co-host (but missed last Saturday due to a personal emergency) Obama's Birth Certificate was further discussed, and Hillary's unconstitutional appointment was brought up as well. If you missed the episode live, you may listen to the archive below:
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