Obama and residency in the CON of 1787
- *CORRECTION - I inadvertently typed Eduardo Rivera instead of Edwin Rivera
in the original version of this message. *
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM, BOB GREGORY <rhgusn@...> wrote:
> You have at least parroted, if not plagiarized, Edwin Rivera in what you
> have written.
> Washington was born in Virginia in 1732 and lived in the colonies until the
> time of the Declaration of Independence and then until adoption of the
> Articles of Confederation. Therefore, Washington had been a resident of the
> United States for as long as the union had existed. No one could have
> technically qualified for the 14 year residency until July 4, 1790 unless
> residency in the predecessor colonies was considered to count. Who knows
> why the 14 year period was specified? Maybe the drafters of the
> Constitution thought it would take that long before it would be ratified and
> the country would be ready for a presidential election. When they were
> ready earlier, they probably didn't think it was a big deal because they
> knew that Washington was as qualified as anyone could be and just didn't
> worry about it. Their only alternative would have been to defer
> inauguration until July 1790.
> Trying to make a big deal about a difference in the President and the
> Office of the President is pretty dumb. Office is defined as "a position of
> authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or
> corporation." President is the name of one such office. You elect a
> president and he "takes office" once he is sworn in. Article II says,
> "Before he enter on the Execution of his Office he (the president) shall
> take the following Oath..."
> Do you know, or does anyone know WHY Washington whispered his oath? Did he
> have a sore throat? Was he in such awe of the responsibility and of taking
> a solemn oath in the Name of G-d that he felt it was a deeply personal
> matter and not for public utterance? Why did you say "now we know" why he
> whispered the oath? I, for one, certainly don't know and can't confidently
> infer the reason from what you have written.
> Do you also look for goblins under your bed?
>> Be careful on the residency issue….
>> Read the words in the document very carefully making no assumptions. Look
>> at the various presidents. Always remember 34 lawyers wrote this document
>> very skilled in the English language. Always remember 34 lawyers wrote same
>> in near total secrecy. Further still remember that they had plenty of
>> reviewers…count em’…34 lawyers!!...and plenty of time to review.