Friday, February 29, 2008

Today for your U.S Constitutional learning pleasure, we are going to decided whether or not Bill Clinton can be Hillary's Vice President. The amendments concerned with this issue are:

Passed by Congress March 21, 1947. Ratified February 27, 1951.

Section 1.No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.


Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967.
Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment.

Section 1.In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2.Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3.Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

So can he or can't he. Technically he would not be elected to office though some say that the Vice President is elected with the President. I wish they would separate the two like we have here in Texas. We vote separately for Governor and Lt. Governor and they can end up being from opposite parties which gives real balance and compromise. If something were to happen to Hillary and Bill were VP, could he take office, could he be President again? I, personally, fell that he could be VP because I don't view the VP as running for President. If by some chance it were to come down to this, I think the Supreme Court would have to make a decision and we all know how well that worked out in 2000. I, also, give Hillary more credit than to think that she would pick Bill as VP. I would think that she would want her Presidency to be her Presidency. So many fun things to look forward to. I am going to try and early vote today because I have heard that the lines are going to be bad on Tuesday. I will let you know how it goes.

On the Crochet Front I have cast on my second sock. I refuse to have second sock syndrome. I will complete the pair as I do have two feet.

On the Green Front I got a plastic bag yesterday. That is 3 for February and 7 for the year. I have got to really watch it in March. How are all of you doing? Have you bought your Chico Bags or some other reusable shopping bags? If not, get on the ball. Send me comments to let me know what changes you have made.

Happy Leap Year Day,

1 comment:

Amanda Deardorff said...

In the early days of our country, whomever received the most votes was elected president and the runner up became VP. However, bi-partisan administrations impeded progress because of different views, ideals, and personal agendas. A good example of this is in the administration of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was running a smear campaign behind Adams' back throughout their whole time in office.