Hillary to head State: Is it constitutional?
By Drew Zahn
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
Barack Obama, it has been reported, intends to announce Sen. Hillary Clinton as his choice for secretary of state, an appointment America’s Founding Fathers forbade in the U.S. Constitution.
The constitutional quandary arises from a clause that forbids members of the Senate from being appointed to civil office, such as the secretary of state, if the “emoluments,” or salary and benefits, of the office were increased during the senator’s term.
The second clause of Article 1, Section 6, of the Constitution reads, “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office. More from WorldNetDaily
Not that the Constitution means anything to the Chicago-thug-elect who refuses to produce his birth certificate, college records, medical records or any other documentation that would prove him even eligible for the office he was elected to (but not qualified for).
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