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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 02:16 PM
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23. Um, reading is searching for information
Your proposition that Congress gets to re-decide the presidency based on qualifications or any other issue other than the trigger of the death of a candidate or one candidate getting less than a majority of electors is exactly what I reject. Senators and representatives are wholly prohibited from being electors. The sovereign (which in a republic is the people) is the ultimate power that can do what it wills as far as elections go (though not as far as all LAWS go, because of limitations involving the fundamental rights of others). We the People can "hire" somebody who isn't "qualified" just like any other boss can. We're expected to pay all the bills over time too, aren't we? I've never heard of a boss defining themselves as so helpless as some people do, in defining the constitution not as a limitation on the powers of the government but to limit the power of election among the people. It's not been so construed. See the 6 or more federal representatives who've served despite being too young under the qualifications clauses for Senators and representatives.
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