"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Article I, Section 6

"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."

So the question President-elect Obama has got to ask himself is "Is Sen. Clinton eligible to be Secretary of State?" By a normal reading of our law of the land, it would seem not! Of course, I concur that a President should be allowed, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint high officials of his (or her) choosing. Still, if the Constitution is in direct conflict with opinion (even the President's), then the Constitution wins out! Sphere: Related Content

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