Simply stated, the 19th Amendment says: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." Granted, starry-eyed liberals will automatically see the expansive nature of the phrase "...shall not be...abridged..." and will expand that phrase sufficiently to drive a Mack truck through it since the entire Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 were crafted from the "commerce clause" (two words) in Article I, Section 8. But the simple truth is that all the 19th Amendment does is provide women with the right to vote in federal, State, county and local elections. While women have never been denied the right to seek public office (even when they could not vote for themselves or for other female candidates for office), there is nothing in the19th Amendment (or any other amendment for that matter) that neutralizes the gender specific qualities required of those who become the President of the United States.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Jon Christian Ryter maintains that a woman is not eligible to be POTUS under the U.S. Constitution...READ ON...
Carly Fiorina is the GOP "Hillary" with the same corrupt baggage. Talk about sucker punching America.—Sept. 20, 2015 >>>Two presidential wannabes are a powerful former Hewitt Packard CEO and a powerful former US Senator, former Secretary of State and a former First Lady who's married to a former US President whose family foundation is earning billions selling political patronage to both America's allies and enemies. Since America is now getting so sick of Hillary Clinton that they're willing to vote for Bernie Sanders, let's skip her and look at Carly Fiorina. Hillary and Carly appear to share at least one former friend among America's deadliest enemies—Iran.
Fiorina likes to pretend she has the expertise to run a country because she ran Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005 when they fired her as CEO—after she bought junk computer maker Compaq in 2001 for $25 billion in stock and merged it into what became America's largest, personal computer manufacturer. Fiorina took advantage of the merger to lighten HP's payroll. She fired 30 thousand employees. In January, 2005 HP stock lost 65% of its value. On Feb. 8, 2005Fiorina was fired for incompetence. In Keven Maney's employment eulogy of Carly Fiorina in USA Today, he said: “Fiorina was bad. Everyone seems to agree on this now." So much for potential job growth in a Fiorina Administration. And, so much for Fiorina's bragging rights that as the first woman CEO of a global Fortune 20 corporation, she's the only woman in America qualified to be president.
The only problem is, according to Article II of the Constitution, no woman is constitutionally qualified to be president since Article II mandates a male-gendered head of State. In fact, the Founding Fathers affirmed that fact 22 times in the Constitution. Now, you might argue that the use of male-gendered pronouns is, and has been, common grammar that does not exclude women from being referred to under broad use of male-gendered words. Women, after all, can be "chairmen" of companies or committees. But, that was not the intent of the Founders. In fact, that was the farthest thing from their minds since women lacked the right to vote in the United States until the 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18. 1920.
Four times in Article I, Section 7 the President is referred to specifically as a man. Again, this was not an accident. The President is referred to, by gender, a total of 22 times in the Constitution. Most constitutional scholars agree that the Founding Fathers intended to establish a male gender national leader. In doing so, they explicitly barred women from ever becoming the President of the United States without first enacting a constitutional amendment that would allow them to accept the office if elected. In his book, "America's Constitution: A Guided Tour," Yale law professor Akhill Reed Amar suggests that the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, also granted them the implied corresponding right to seek the office of President of the United States. "In effect," he said, "that amendment required that the word 'he' in the original constitutional clauses dealing with the president would henceforth be read to mean 'he' or 'she.'"
Amar unfortunately, read words or meanings not in evidence. The 19th Amendment merely grants women the right to vote. Although liberals have mastered the art of creating supra rights in existing case law by implication, there is no implied corresponding right to be construed here—particularly for women seeking the office of President of the United States which, constitutionally, is uniquely a male job. Sexist, isn't it?
That would change under the Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment proposed in July, 2003 by then Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch.. Hatch—a close friend of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger—said he proposed Senate Joint Resolution 15 to amend the Constitution to provide naturalized citizens like Schwarzenegger and Canadian born Governor Jennifer Granholm [D-MI] the right to seek the highest office in the land. S.J. Res. 15 and its H.J. 104 (proffered by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA]) would specifically amend Article II, Section 5 while effectively amending all of Amendment II by innocuously degenderizing it by using the term "person" to describe those seeking the Office of the President. The proposed new amendment concealed its purpose well:
The Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment, proffered on October 5, 2004 for consideration by Congress says:"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States: `Article-- `SECTION 1. A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been for 20 years a citizen of the United States, and who is otherwise eligible to the Office of President, is not ineligible to that Office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States. `SECTION 2. This article shall not take effect unless it has been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States not later than 7 years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.'"
The Hatch-Rohrabacher proposal mirrors the initial naturalized citizen resolution offered by Congressman Barney Frank asHouse Joint Resolution 88 on July 24, 2000 when there was much speculation in liberal circles of a Hillary Clinton "primary test" against Vice President Al Gore that never materialized. Frank's H.J. Res. 88 said: "A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been for 20 years a citizen of the United States, and who is otherwise eligible for the Office of President is not ineligible to that office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States."
But the simple truth is, this amendment—which never made it through Congress is not the law of the land which means that neither Hillary Clinton nor Carly Fiorina, are qualified to run for, or serve as, President of the United States.
Hewlett Packard used a European subsidiary which had been partnering with a Dubai concern called Redington Gulf to sell computers and printer ink to Iran from 1997 (before Fiorina's reign). In 1999, with Fiorina at the helm, Iran was one of HP's biggest markets. In 2003 Hewlett Packard was doing $120 million in computer and computer parts business with Iran. That year, Fiorina named Redington Gulf as HP's "Distributor of the Year." Redington released this statement to the media: "The seeds of the Redington-Hewlett-Packard relationship were sowed six years ago for one market—Iran." Sanctions officials argue that Hewlett Packard used a loophole in the sanctions law by diverting the sales to Iran through a subsidiary in the Muslim world—a murky area in the law—to sell them to a country banned under sanction from receiving them.
On the campaign trail Fiorina, like front runner billionaire big mouth Donald Trump, decided that once you pay for your own polls to determine what voters like and dislike, you then know what to campaign for—and against. The nice thing is, then you can pretend you feel like the rest of conservative America when you really don't. In other words, when you're richer than the above-averge American working stiff, you don't have to believe in anything. You just need to know what the suckers...er, the voters, believe in—and pretend. That's why American voters always seem to elect politicians who should be in the Big House instead of the White House.
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