In­el­i­gi­ble is just that

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

For some strange rea­son Wes­ley Pru­den is con­vinced that noth­ing can be done even if it were es­tab­lished that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

In his Pru­den on Pol­i­tics col­umn of Sept. 6, 2010, he said that noth­ing could be done be­cause hie is pres­i­dent now. In his April 18 col­umn, he said if some­one could prove the pres­i­dent was born in Kenya, it’s too late to do any­thing about it, and that the Supreme Court fol­lows the elec­tion re­turns.

Ques­tion: What hap­pened to Ar­ti­cle II, Sec­tion 1, Para­graph 5 of the Con­sti­tu­tion, which re­quires a “nat­u­ral born cit­i­zen”?

If Mr. Obama is not a nat­u­ral born cit­i­zen he is not and was not el­i­gi­ble to serve as pres­i­dent, and any­thing he has di­rected or signed is of no con­se­quence. The Supreme Court would not have any­thing to do with it be­cause his re­moval from of­fice would not be by im­peach­ment since he is not pres­i­dent, al­though it would prob­a­bly re­view any leg­is­la­tion caused by it.

Un­for­tu­nately, the Con­sti­tu­tion has been treated with a wink and a nod for too long, and the coun­try suffers be­cause of it. Brad Peaseley Rich­mond, Vir­ginia

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