Dick Durbin Remains Ignorant About Constitution

June 30, 2011

The Constitution of the United States was established to define the roll of government and establish the law of the land.  Every President and Congressman swears an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  However, many leaders in the Federal Government remain ignorant about the Constituion.  In fact, many in Congress do not even seem to be familiar with the Constitution.

Recently, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) showed his ignorance about the Constitution while promoting the DREAM Act.

As reported by HotAir, Durbin said “When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President.” when addressing a group of illegal immigrants.

However, the Constitution is crystal clear about the status of a person who may become president.  According to Article II, section 1 of the United States Constitution:  “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

Perhaps it is time for a new amendment to the Constitution.  Something along the lines of “No person without a general clue as to what is in the constitution and its meaning shall be eligible to the Office of President, Senator, or Congressman”.  Sadly, that would eliminate roughly half of those already in congress and at least half of the population of the United States.

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