Monday, January 5, 2009

SEAT SENATOR BURRIS!!!

The Doug for President campaign, while small and unnoticed, wants to add its voice to those calling for the US Senate to SEAT SENATOR BURRIS!

Why? Because:
1. The US Constitution stipulates requirements for Senators. Those are as follows: No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
2.That's it. There are no other national requirements for serving in the US Senate.
3. The Constitution gives the States the responsibility for filling vacant seats. And the Governor has the authority.
4. Senator Burris has not done anything demonstrably illegal. Nor is he accused.

Whether or not the members of the US Senate like Gov. Blagojevich is irrelevant. If we allow Senators to ignore the Constitution, we cease to be a nation ruled by law, but ruled by people. So often we have made the error that the US is run by its people. We are not, as a nation, governed by the people. We are governed by our laws, which are made by people, and changeable by people, but all of us are responsible to those laws.

Including the US Senate.

SEAT SENATOR BURRIS! Or find legal, Constitutional grounds to deny him. Not just 'Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members.' Elections and Qualifications are spelled out. The Senate can decide if Senator Burris meets those qualifications. Has he lived in Illinois for 9 years? Is he a US Citizen? Has he been placed in the position by appropriate means? Yes.

SEAT SENATOR BURRIS!

And I say this, knowing he will probably vote against everything I want voted for, both as an individual and if I win in 2012....

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