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Friday, October 9, 2009

So, the alleged-President has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace?

So, the alleged-President of these United States has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace?

But ... and aside from the humor factor of the award, since he has done nothing; and aside from the amusingly blatant attempt to meddle in US politics ... was it not unConstitutional for him to accept it?

US Constitution, Article 1, Section 9:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

Now, alleged-President Obama is indeed a “Person holding [an] Office of Profit or Trust under them.” And the Nobel Peace Prize *is* a present, and it *is* officially and technically a gift from a foreign State, for officially and technically it is awarded by the King and Parliament of Norway.

I understand that this is a “surprise” award.

Therefore, I do not see how it can be the case that alleged-President Obama has the prior Consent of Congress to accept the amusing award.

Kind of makes ya' wonder: Just what does this fool have to do to so embarrass (and/or disgust) the "liberals" who voted for him that they finally stop covering their eyes about what he is?


Nick said...

Two other sitting US Presidents received the award previous to Obomba; Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919 (both of them, naturally, warmongers and liberty destroying "progressives" just like B.O.).

Ilíon said...

"Two other sitting US Presidents received the award previous to Obomba ..."

That's not quite the point.

From what I've read, alleged-President Obama has already said that he's going to accept this amusing award (as though such a solipsistic egoist could decline). My point is that a straight-forward reading of the United States Constitution indicates that he must have the Consent of Congress before it is legal for him to accept.

But then, the Constitution also requires that the President be a natural-born citizen ... and no one has seen real evidence that alleged-President Obama meets that Constitutional requirement. Worse: very few people, on either side of the aisle, *care* about the question. Ergo: just more proof that very few people care about the actual Constitution.

And, as for the term 'warmonger' ... well, that rather depends on just what one means. For, after all, the leftists have long waged a campaign to make that word useless, as they've done with 'racist' and 'fascist' and many other terms.

Doppelganger said...

Where is YOUR birth certificate, Troy?

The long-form one?

I don't think you are an illegal alien.

Great blog - whats the matter - you get banned from all the computer-related, politics-related, science-related boards you littered with your self-importance?

Ilíon said...

Don't leave your droppings here again, Paige.

kh123 said...

Actually, I'd enjoy seeing Dopeganger's insightful comments and assorted scat more often, so long as he'd/she'd take a night course in paragraphing. The soundbite paragraph thing kind of gives away the fact that the commentator's whipping up an honest-to-God ACORN frenzy via bleeding heart and one-handed typing.