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Marco Rubio’s Presidential Aspirations
Senator "Si"… "pero El Presidente no se Puede."
By Scott Rohter, August, 2012 Updated May 2013
What we need is an solid Republican candidate to challenge the Democrats in 2016,
not another ineligible candidate whose Presidential campaign challenges the Constitution again!
Marco Rubio wants to be the President of the United States that's obvious, but did you know that he wants to be the President so bad that he is willing to violate the Constitution in order to do it? And his supporters are just as crass and unpatriotic as he is. Mr Rubio has wanted to be the President for a long time... even before he was elected to the United States Senate. In fact the most likely reason that he became a United States Senator was so he could use his Senate office as a springboard to the White House. It wasn't long after he became the junior Senator from Florida that he began appearing before national TV cameras and on the front covers of national news magazines. Then very early on in the 2012 Republican Primary race Senator Rubio made a calculated decision to endorse Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. He threw his support behind Romney while there was still at least one good conservative candidate left in the race. If Mr. Rubio hadn't hoped that he might be considered for the number two spot as Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012 he probably wouldn't have made that early endorsement, but Marco Rubio has had his eye on the White House for a very long time.
It would have been much more appropriate for the ambitious young Senator from Florida to have endorsed Mitt Romney after he had the Republican nomination all wrapped up. If he had the country's best interests at heart instead of just his own personal career in mind he probably would have waited to endorse Mitt Romney until after the primary was over, however “ambition is a tricky little animal to tame,” Thomas Jefferson said.
No matter what all of Marco Rubio's supporters think Senator Rubio is not eligible to be the President... or the Vice President of the United States. That is for the same reason that Ted Cruz and Barack Obama are also not eligible to be President of the United States in spite of the fact that one already is the President, and the other would like to become the President soon. The Constitution is as clear as the Founding Fathers could have made it about the qualifications to be President. As far as the Vice President is concerned it follows logically that the qualifications for that office are the same as those of the President because in the event that the President is unable to perform the duties of his office, the next in line of succession must be able to step in and fill his shoes. Since Mr. Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen, not having been born to two citizen parents, he is therefore not qualified to be President nor to step in and fill the President's shoes. It is true that Marco Rubio was born in Miami which makes him a citizen by birth, but his parents were not born in America and they were not citizens at the time of his birth. That disqualifies Marco Rubio from ever becoming the President or the Vice President of the United States. He is not a Natural Born Citizen.
Some people like to argue that the 14th Amendment changed that, or because of an Indiana Court of Appeals Decision in 2009 called Ankeny v. Governor of the State of Indiana that somehow the requirement to be a Natural Born Citizen was changed. But the plain truth of the matter is that neither one of these things changed anything with reguard to the qualifications to become President. Neither the 14th Amendment, nor the 2009 Indiana Court Decision addressed this subject, nor do they supersede the Constitution's deliberately intended meaning.
As far as the 14th Amendment is concerned it was passed after the Civil War had abolished slavery. It guaranteed all the rights of citizenship to the newly freed slaves. It says nothing at all in the 14th Amendment about the qualifications to become the President of the United States. The Constitution is as clear the Founding Fathers thought they could be about the qualifications to become President. They set a higher standard to become the President than they did to become a Congressman or a Senator, and there is a good reason for that.
There is a good reason that they included the words "Natural born Citizen" in Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. There is a good reason that they only use the phrase once in the entire Constitution. There are no better authorities on this subject than the Founding Fathers themselves, but the liberal courts have been ignoring their Original Intent for more than a hundred years. The Ankeny Decision or any other recent Supreme Court decision is not more important than the Original Intent of the Founding Fathers. Furthermore the Ankeny Decision has nothing at all to do with Presidential qualifications. What I care about is the Constitution and the intent of those who wrote it.
There is a reason that the Founding Fathers added those three little words "Natural born Citizen" to Article II, Section I when they were laying out the qualifications to become President of the United States. Phony conservative pundits and mainstream media news sources are all tripping over themselves to publish articles that cite some vainly imagined legal precedent to qualify either Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to become America's next minority President. This would only re-enforce the legitimacy of Barack Obama's illigitimate Presidency. All of the mainstream media pundits are totally ignoring the plain truth that is stated in the United States Constitution. It says:"No Person except a Natural born Citizen shall be eligible to the Office of President." Twentieth Century progressives can scoff all they want at the significance of these words. But as far as Marco Rubio of Florida is concerned, and that goes for Texas Senator Ted Cruz as well, it is "Senator Yes, President No,.. and Constitutional Crisis HELL NO,"... not unless you want to provoke another Constitutional crises similar in nature and magnitude to the one caused by the current occupant of the White House. Do you ?
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