Hillary Constitutionally Forbidden From Sec. State

Monday, December 1, 2008

Today president-elect Barack Obama named Senator Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State. As hilarious as it is to see Hillary become Barry's secretary, there's just one small problem: the constitution forbids it.

WorldNetDaily points out the second clause of Article 1, Section 6, of the Constitution which 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."

This means that members of the Senate cannot be appointed to secretary of state or any other civil office if the salary or benefits of such offices increased during the senator's term. The salary for officers in the Cabinet increased from $186,600 to $191,300 during Hillary's time as Senator. The salary is poised to increase again come January, so all sitting Senate members will likely be ineligible for positions in Obama's cabinet.

Now the Democrats could decrease the civil officers' pay before January, but even if they pulled that off, wouldn't the intent of our constitution already have been violated by the Messiah President?

Don't expect mainstream media to report any of this.


sploooshi said...

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