Citizen Wells discussions, May 26, 2010, Open Thread.
Yes Virginia there is a sanity clause
“No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Constitution of Virginia
Section 7. Oath or affirmation.
“All officers elected or appointed under or pursuant to this Constitution shall, before they enter on the performance of their public duties, severally take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as ……………….., according to the best of my ability (so help me God).””
Commonwealth of Virginia website
“”A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the good people of Virginia in the exercise of their sovereign powers, which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government.”
The Constitution of Virginia opens Article I, Bill of Rights, with this important statement. It goes on to define the basis of the state’s government: equality and the rights of the citizens, people as the source of power, government instituted for the common benefit, separation of the three branches of government, freedom of speech, due process of law, and more.
State governments have specific powers reserved to them, apart from those of the Federal government. Virginia can establish its own local governments, issue licenses, regulate commerce within its borders, conduct elections and ratify U.S. Constitution amendments.
Virginia is bound by its Constitution to provide for the health and safety of its citizens and uphold every citizen’s right to the enjoyment of life and liberty.
The people of Virginia uphold the state constitution through the work of state and local agencies and courts of law, by providing services to citizens. Citizens in turn contribute to their communities, open and maintain businesses, take part in their government through their participation and through their votes.”
We have a Sanity Clause and here is a Sanity Check:
“No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”
Citizen Wells interview at The Post & Email
Mainstream media lies, Far left lies, Congressmen lies, Truth must be spread