Thanks, for posting those very relevant passages, but as you can guess, I am familiar with that section of the Constitution. You and I both are in agreement that there is a man in the White House who simply should never have got there in the first place. Where I think we disagree is what to do about it right now.
I don’t know how old you are, but I will guess you might be at least as old as me, and you can probably guess that I am speaking about realistic action, not what I would like to see happen, and what could legally happen.
It simply isn’t realistic to think that our elected officials who have been sitting on this all this time are going to do anything such as throw the bum out of office, short of a revolution. Perhaps that is what it will take.
It simply will not happen, and for us to obsess about it won’t do anything at all but keep us from getting something enacted to keep it from happening again.
I would suggest our efforts would be better spent at keeping that SOB off of the ballot in November.
I do not have faith in Congress ever addressing this issue as their negligence to uphold their oath to the Constitution is as traitorous as the usurpation itself. The States need to pass one simple law and this would never happen again.
I call it the "Usurpation Protection Law". It would require documentation from Congress and the President proving that the Twentieth Amendment, section three was complied with and that eligibility was no longer an issue BEFORE the State would recognize the legality of the president. Any failure to prove compliance would then automatically trigger an investigation request from that State's representatives in Congress. This would certainly pass Constitutional muster in that it supports the enforcement of a portion of the Constitution itself. This law could be passed tomorrow and have immediate effect. There is no time limit on enforcement of the Twentieth Amendment, section three.
Who could reasonably oppose such a law? Certainly not a "legal" President.
That's pretty basic, but to do what you and I and the rest of us paying attention want to see happen will take both rock solid proof and the political will to do the right things.
My guess is that it takes time for all the stars to align just right, so that can happen.
I also think we have gone way past the point of no return for ignoring it and something this way comes. I can feel it.
If anything, the Clinton impeachment taught them that things have to be just right or you don't take the shot.
This is much bigger, with so many dirty hands and potentially worldwide repercussions, the return fire for this will be intense. No second chances.
Interesting times, eh?