Thursday, February 21, 2008

Darn You Constitution!

This opinion article by Dick Marple in the Concord Monitor is now my favorite example of primitive ideas and behavior that have surfaced in Presidential Election because a woman is up for the nomination of the democratic party. Of course, we have all read that Mrs. Clinton can't be president because she would be too emotional or not respected by men in power in other countries, but this is the first time I've read that she can't be president because the constitution doesn't allow women the right:

" Most people believe not only that the 19th Amendment permitted women the right to vote but that since women serve in Congress, the courts and other offices of government, the office of president of the United States has been de-genderized.

Not true. This important legal question exists now and has not been constitutionally addressed. The language and syntax of the 19th Amendment merely removed the barriers that prevented women from voting. It did not identify women to be qualified to become elected president.

The language is clear. 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."

Man, this guy really has some serious mommy issues if he's really trying to prove that women legally can't serve in public office in the U.S.. Well, I can't wait for it to come before the Supreme Court, Dick. This is awesome, right?

1 comment:

courtney said...

wow. woooow. WOW.
yep. that's really my reaction.

that and giving that dude the big FINGER.