- Sep 15, 2020
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I do not know how Slade responded but in my personal opinion if a law was passed I believe the USSC would slap it down as unconstitutional and would tell the Congress they must pass an Amendment to be ratified by the States...So, let me ask it this way.It doesn’t bar eligibility the candidate is eligible if the meet the requirements of the constitution. Then there is the actual process that states, feds and elections boards require to run a campaign.CANNOT be a bar to eligibility.That’s not what I said or what it is. It’s part of the process that a constitutionally eligible candidate undertakes to runSo, adding an eligibility requirement?To assess risk and provide transparency about the candidateWhat's the purpose of the background checks and financial disclosures?I never said congress has the power to determine who is qualified to run. They can regulate the process though and of background checks and financial disclosures are part of the process then that’s totally within their power to manageThe Constitution does not give Congress the power to determine the qualifications for President, so it doesn't have that power. Simple, really.Congress is the legislating body so as long as they don’t pass something that contradicts the limitations to power outlined in the constitution then that’s their job. So yes they can legally do this.I ask because of this
Senate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority (msn.com)
The bill, which is endorsed by a wide swath of progressive and civil rights groups, includes, among other things, changes to voter registration requirements, more funding for election security, requirements for presidents and vice presidents to disclose their tax returns and new ethics rules for members of Congress.
The Constitution lists the requirements to run for President and Congress changing them isnt mentioned.
GRANTED, the statists never care about the Constitution to begin with.. but still
You want to change it? AMEND!!!
No more of this obtuse nonsense:
It's alive. IT'S ALIVE!!!
It is not impossible to amend the eligibility requirements to require "financial disclosures in a manner prescribed by Congress."
The question is why are so many people so quick to ignore the plain language of the Constitution when the amendment process has been available since the beginning?
Because it's too hard?
TOUGH SHIT! THAT'S THE POINT!!!
I’m curious as to why you’re so against it? It won’t apply to Trump.
If a candidate refuses to turn over financials and submit to a background check, should that candidate be allowed to run?
I am asking purely from a legal/constitutional perspective. I already know your opinion. I am asking you about your interpretation of law.