SINCE WHEN DOES A SENATOR OR HIS STAFFER CHANGE THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESIDENT?
by CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret)
(Oct. 3, 2010) — In response to the statement by a staffer to Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, who stated that ““The Constitution is fluid and changing, and that requirement of natural birth IS NO LONGER VIABLE,” I submit the following:
Senator Bond has trained his staff in such a way that he betrays the Oath that he took to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic…Senator Bond should issue an immediate retraction, fire that staffer…or Senator Bond should resign…or never be re-elected. The staffers merely parrot what they know their boss’s position is on some subject. Senator Bond should be ashamed of the answers he has told his staffers to tell his constituents when they call or write about the “natural born Citizen” clause in Article II of the United States Constitution. That clause is in there for national security reasons. If you wish to why, read this.
We are supposed to be a nation of laws, not men. And the Constitution is the fundamental, foundational law of our Constitutional Republic upon which all other laws stand. We are a Constitutional Republic governed by a written Constitution (social contract and law), not a simple democracy governing at the whims of the momentary simple majority vote ignoring that law or any law.
The Constitution cannot be amended by fiat by one Senator such as Senator Bond. Not even by a 100% vote the whole Senate, or even the simple majority vote of the People at any one moment in time. There is a clearly written process for amending it given in Article V of the Constitution. It requires a proposed amendment be passed by a 2/3 majority of both houses of Congress and then it must be ratified via a 3/4 vote of the sovereign states of the United States of America. The several states must approve it. Not the Congress or any one Senator or all the Senators. The People speak in the amendment proposal through their elected officials in Congress during the proposal process and then through their legislatures in their sovereign states vote in that amendment ratification process via their elected legislatures in the several states. And no one has done that or even started that process to amend Article II.
Senator Bond needs to read the Constitution for the first time if he never has, since it does not sound like he ever read it, before if he teaches his staffers to say things like above quoted material in The Post & Email online newspaper … or he should re-read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution a couple times so it sinks in. It’s a small compact booklet even in book form. For his job a copy should be in his pocket or office at all times. But if not, he can read it at the Library of Congress. I’ll even help him find a copy that he can listen to while driving his car or jogging. He or anyone can buy a copy in audio CD or kindle book format or printed format here.
If Senator Bond knows what the Constitution says and its purpose, and is still at this point in time having his staff put out such erroneous statements to his constituents about Article II of the United States Constitution, then Bond is deliberately trying to subvert and undermine the authority of the U.S. Constitution the fundamental law of our nation and the sovereignty of We the People and the several states who created that Constitution. That would be a despicable thing for a sitting U.S. Senator to do. In that case, Senator Bond is committing treason to the Constitution and the oath he took. He is aiding and abetting the domestic enemies of the United States Constitution. He should resign or be tried and legally removed from office and expelled from the Senate and never be re-elected.