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Posts by Tau Food

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  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 9:14:05 PM PDT · 264 of 283
    Tau Food to ROCKLOBSTER
    Well, having alive in the 60's, I can assure you that very few people were discussing the natural born citizen clause.

    I want you to believe what you wish. I would have no objection to your believing that Castro is Cruz's real father. It really doesn't matter to me what you conclude. I just ask that you consider each candidate's constitutional eligibility no matter what standard you conclude is correct. That's what I do. I don't insist that you come to the same conclusion that I come to, I just ask that you use whatever conclusion you believe to be correct.

    It's hard for me to understand what you find disturbing about that. Voting is important.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 9:06:14 PM PDT · 259 of 283
    Tau Food to Tau Food

    I meant to say that I once supported Cruz, but i have come to recognize that it isn’t his year. That’s why I now support Trump.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 9:04:57 PM PDT · 257 of 283
    Tau Food to af_vet_1981
    Are you attacking Heidi ?

    I might if I disagreed with her, but I believe that she agrees with me that her husband is a natural born citizen. In fact, my understanding is that she even voted for him. I have to assume that that means htat she thinks he's eligible to be president.

    I once supported Trump myself, but I have come be recognize that this isn't his year. Accordingly, I now support Trump, but that doesn't change my view that both of them are eligible under the Constitution.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:40:50 PM PDT · 249 of 283
    Tau Food to ROCKLOBSTER
    Well, I am just going to encourage all of you to vote carefully. Don't vote for someone that you think is ineligible to be president, even if you like him or her. This all begins and ends with the Constitution. Each of us has an obligation to do what we think is right and constitutional.

    I believe that there is a zero probability that the American people will (through their electors) elect someone who is not a "natural born citizen. We have many risks and problems, but I don't believe that that is one of them. I trust that each of you will measure qualifications before voting and that each of you will do the right thing.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:33:42 PM PDT · 247 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons
    I've had it with you; fine...you're an IDIOT

    I am prepared to conclude that you probably don't have much further to add. I do understand what you're saying - you're saying that you're right and that someone in the government has told you that you're right. What more need be said, right? That should cover it.

    Thanks for your input. ;-)

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:29:36 PM PDT · 241 of 283
    Tau Food to WhiskeyX
    Nothing in the Constitution grants the Congress the power to legislate natural born citizenship.

    We agree about that. The Congress can't change the constitutional requirement except by amending the constitution and the Congress cannot do that alone.

    Our Constitution directs that the presidents be selected by electors. I believe that those electors are obligated to vote only for candidates who are eligible - 35 years old, natural born citizens, resident for 14 years. I think that they are obligated to consider qualifications. And, I assume that they always have.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:24:30 PM PDT · 234 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36
    Do you know you need gasoline for a gasoline engine or do you guess diesel will do?

    If I had to decide that question, I wouldn't rely upon Vattel's opinion. He knew no more about engines than he knew about the USA.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:22:31 PM PDT · 232 of 283
    Tau Food to JayGalt
    I agree with John Jay that the president should be a "natural born citizen." The Constitution requires that. I know of no exceptions.

    The only thing that I have added to any of this is that I think we as voters have an obligation to consider these issues when we vote. I don't think we should vote for electors who may vote for someone we believe to be unqualified. Qualifications are important.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:06:06 PM PDT · 221 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36; nopardons

    I use the term “our” because no pardons and I are two completely separate people.
    And, we have differing opinions.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:04:08 PM PDT · 219 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons
    You're just posting your own fetid opinion.

    Yes, you're getting it now. I am posting MY opinion. YOU are posting YOUR opinion. And, when I vote, I rely upon MY opinion. And, when you vote, you should rely upon YOUR opinion.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 8:01:57 PM PDT · 216 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons

    Actually, you’ve very clearly stated many times that you are right and that someone in government agrees with you. It just isn’t persuading me. I have been guided by the Constitution and its provision.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:59:44 PM PDT · 210 of 283
    Tau Food to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
    Well, like I said, this Vattel stuff has never been a real issue for the vast majority of Americans. We have been doing fine for over 50 presidential elections and I wouldn't expect any major changes soon.

    It's just not a burning issue. If an ineligible candidate runs, he'll lose.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:55:04 PM PDT · 199 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons

    I think if you read our posts, you won’t find me telling you what you should do or how you should interpret the Constitution. I respect your right to have your views. I don’t ask that you respect my views in return. I don’t have any need for your permission for me to think for myself. If you don’t think that you’re okay, then maybe you should try to figure out why. I think you’re okay.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:48:28 PM PDT · 187 of 283
    Tau Food to JayGalt
    Natural born citizen at the time of the founding of the United States was universally understood to be the child of that is why it is not further defined.

    I will begin and end by applying some common sense to that sentence. I do not believe that there existed any universal understanding of term "natural born citizen" at the time of our founding. I doubt that there were 100 people alive at that time who even thought about the meaning of that term at that time.

    When our Constitution was debated and drafted, there was great doubt about whether we should even amend the Articles of Confederation. There were huge differences in this country concerning issues such ass slavery and the need for a strong or weak central government. If we were to adopt a Constitution and entrust a federal government with enhanced powers, how were we going to protect small states from being abused by larger states. How should powers be separated within a central government? How should a central government be financed?

    These were huge issues. Our nation debated all of thee big issues, but no one had time or energy to talk about the meaning to be given "natural born citizen." It just wasn't considered important. They drafted a term that would serve to prevent some stranger to wander over and become president of the United States, but there weren't more than a handful of people who had ever heard of a dead Swiss philosopher named Vattel.

    We all understand the reason for age requirement (35). We all understand the reason for the residency requirement. We wanted our presidents to be someone who had clearly identified himself as American by birth and by personal background. And, we have never elected anyone who wasn't in every real sense of the word an American. I think that the natural construction - born an American citizen - is wholly adequate for the purpose of the provision. Everything else is just baloney.

    But, that is just my view. If you wish to imagine that the entire country was obsessed with Vattel and his European views of citizenship, then you have that right. I think that view is crazy. I think that the vast majority of people at the time of the founding had never heard of Vattel or of any of his strange theories.

    But, there is a requirement that each of our presidents be a "natural born citizen." So, as voters I think we need to apply that standard to our choices when voting.

    And, that's what I do.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:21:45 PM PDT · 152 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36

    Well, when you read the Constitution, you will find that it is electors who choose our presidents. In modern times, electors are selected in all states by the voters. However, the Constitution leaves it up to the state legislatures to determine how each state chooses electors. They have chosen to let the voters to vote for electors. And, thus, it is important that voters consider the qualifications of candidates for president. Please, take that job seriously - no exceptions!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:17:44 PM PDT · 145 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36
    Again, the "natural born citizen" qualification is in our Constitution. I would not tell you that if I wasn't sure that it is in there. You can find it.

    The Constitution is the Constitution. There are no other provisions in the Constitution or in any of its amendments that refer to positive or natural law. Similarly, you will not find the terms Catholic or protestant in the Constitution.

    So, I am looking to the Constitution for the standard. It says "natural born citizen." I believe that if they meant something more or something else, they would have said so.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:10:24 PM PDT · 138 of 283
    Tau Food to ASA Vet

    It could very well be that too many voters have determined that Cruz is ineligible. No one should ever vote for someone that he or she believes is unqualified.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:08:24 PM PDT · 135 of 283
    Tau Food to ROCKLOBSTER
    ROCKLOBSTER, I have heard all about the Swiss theories. I found them unconvincing.

    But, I have no objection to you deciding the matter for yourself. It is important that all of us consider eligibility when voting for electors. Choosing a president is an important business. Don't let anyone discourage you from doing what you believe to be right!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:03:34 PM PDT · 133 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons

    If you have concluded that Teddy isn’t eligible to be president, you shouldn’t vote for him.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 7:01:40 PM PDT · 131 of 283
    Tau Food to nopardons

    The president must be a natural born citizen - no exceptions!!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:59:50 PM PDT · 128 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36
    I believe that we all have an obligation to comply with the Constitution. I won't vote for a candidate who I believe is ineligible because I believe that it is my duty to consider a candidate's qualifications. If we don't comply with the Constitution, how can we expect anyone else to comply with the Constitution?

    If you haven't been considering qualifications when you vote for presidents, I encourage you to start doing so. Its important!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:56:25 PM PDT · 123 of 283
    Tau Food to ROCKLOBSTER
    Yes, we apply the appropriate standard for each office. The president must be a "natural born citizen."

    And, NO exceptions!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:51:50 PM PDT · 114 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36
    The Constitution states that the president must be a "natural born citizen." I know of no exceptions. i also know that no court has ever disqualified a candidate for president based upon the theories of any dead Swiss philosophers. To me, the most obvious construction of the term "natural born citizen" is that someone was born a citizen. That makes sense to me.

    I should think that after 8 years of an Obama presidency, someone who believes that both parents must be citizens at the time of the candidate's birth has some explaining to do and they can begin with the question of why the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (from an opposing party) volunteered to administer the oath to someone who (under these Swiss theories) would be clearly ineligible to serve. And, why did so many of the other justices volunteer not once but twice to attend the celebration of that president's inauguration? If these Swiss theories are so obviously correct, why don't the justices of our Supreme Court see that supposed truth?

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:42:23 PM PDT · 101 of 283
    Tau Food to ROCKLOBSTER
    Canada had first dibs

    In my view, Canada has no vote in determining who is qualified to be president of the United States. WE decide that question for ourselves and there is nothing that Canada can say or do to interfere with OUR decision. Nothing that Canada did or didn't do is of any concern to me.

    And, once again, I have no access to "sealed records" or to crystal balls to determine what they might say. I have to rely upon what I can see.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:37:03 PM PDT · 97 of 283
    Tau Food to philman_36

    NO exceptions!! If you want my vote, you must have been a citizen AT BIRTH.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:31:31 PM PDT · 91 of 283
    Tau Food to JayGalt
    Everything is not relative.

    That's right - no exceptions!! I really think most people refuse to vote for people they consider unqualified.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:29:45 PM PDT · 89 of 283
    Tau Food to JayGalt

    If you have a definition for natural born citizen, then you should use it when voting. That’s what I do. I will not vote for anyone who was not a citizen of the U.S. at birth. And, I am very strict about that standard - no exceptions!!

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:25:40 PM PDT · 87 of 283
    Tau Food to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I have heard the theories based upon a Swiss philosopher who never heard of the United States and I was not persuaded by them. But, I do not castigate or even criticize people who think that those theories are persuasive. Like I said, I recognize your right to believe as you wish. In my view, it’s your job to vote only for people you believe are qualified to serve as president. That’s what I do.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:20:38 PM PDT · 80 of 283
    Tau Food to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    If there are people who pretend to know what “sealed records” say, I am not of them. I have no special access to any “sealed records” for anyone. I continue to deal with the evidence that I can see or hear.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:18:10 PM PDT · 72 of 283
    Tau Food to wrench

    I leave it to the Cubans to decide who is or is not a natural born citizen of Cuba. It is none of my business what they do.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:16:33 PM PDT · 68 of 283
    Tau Food to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Well, we agree on the standard - “natural born Citizen.” I suspect you disagree with me as to the definition of that term, but again, that is okay by me.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · 62 of 283
    Tau Food to Karl Spooner
    Neither parent was an American citizen. Cruz’s mom renounced her American citizenship to become a Canadian citizen. Canada did not reconize dual citizenship.

    I have never seen the evidence that mom ever renounced her American citizenship, but I think it would be a serious mistake for the United States to let some foreign country like Canada determine for us who is and who is not a natural born citizen. We are a sovereign nation and we can decide for ourselves who is and who is not a natural born citizen. But, again, that is just my opinion. You're of course entitled to believe what you wish.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 6:08:19 PM PDT · 59 of 283
    Tau Food to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Your condescension doesn't work on a grizzled veteran like me.

    You told me that I was "flat-out wrong." I told you that your opinion is as valuable as mine.

    And, from that you conclude that I am the one guilty of condescension.

    I see. ;-)

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 5:59:13 PM PDT · 44 of 283
    Tau Food to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I think you and I just differ on the meaning of natural born citizen. I think it means citizenship at birth and you probably have a more complicated definition. That’s okay - you get a vote, too.

  • Chelsea Clinton takes questions from supporters in Lexington (barf alert)

    04/30/2016 5:44:01 PM PDT · 40 of 43
    Tau Food to gaijin

    Is it just a coincidence that the probable nomine for each of the two major parties is wealthy? Obama may have been a fluke.

  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 5:40:02 PM PDT · 23 of 283
    Tau Food to Lurkinanloomin

    I believe that Cruz is a natural born citizen. However, I am only one of the millions of judges with an opinion. Maybe he is losing because the American people are determining that he is not eligible. It’s their job to consider a man’s qualifications.

  • Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants

    04/26/2016 4:05:43 PM PDT · 36 of 60
    Tau Food to Bubba Ho-Tep

    If this doesn’t work, they have a million backup arguments. How about something like King George III was not a legal King and therefore there was no lawful authority for the Treaty of Paris (1783) and therefore there is no lawful basis for the “supposed United States of America.”

  • Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants

    04/26/2016 3:53:20 PM PDT · 32 of 60
    Tau Food to Nextrush
    Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution provides in part:

    "The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State."

    It's hard to imagine anyone arguing (more than 200 years into this experiment) that the federal government has no right to own property. It's this kind of "Sovereign citizen" "original thinking" that gets these guys into trouble in the first place.

  • Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants

    04/26/2016 3:29:07 PM PDT · 27 of 60
    Tau Food to Nextrush
    The federal government can't own property? I see.

    Hopefully, Ammon will hire the right lawyer.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/26/2016 11:56:47 AM PDT · 243 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76

    Yeah, it’s just my opinion, but I have tried to tell you why I believe as I do. I cannot be sure what the Supreme Court might do, but I suspect that it will continue to stay away from these problems.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 10:48:46 PM PDT · 234 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76

    I hope that this year’s election goes better for you. ;-)

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 10:32:51 PM PDT · 232 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    I really don't have anything further to tell you. We agree that the electors vote and when you actually read the relevant materials (Constitution, Federalist 68), you will find that the Founding Fathers intended that electors would carefully choose the president and vice-president after investigation and deliberation. I have no reason to believe that electors have been derelict in their duties. You may believe that electors should not take their function seriously, but that just means that you disagree with what the Founding Fathers prescribed. You may believe that electors are incapable of choosing only qualified persons, but again that just means that you disagree with the Founding Fathers, who felt to a "moral certainty" that electors would never choose anyone lacking in qualifications.

    Now, do I believe that you honestly disagree with the Founding Fathers about any of these things? I think that's unlikely. More likely, you're just angry that the voters and electors selected one or more presidents that you didn't like for other reasons. That's been true for me, too, but that doesn't lead me to conclude that our whole system is defective. In 2008 and 2012, most people just disagreed with me about the election. I can accept that. Four years later, we always have another election and life goes on. ;-)

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · 230 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    Actually, if you read the Constitution, you'll find that they are never all "assembled" in any one place at all. They vote in their respective states. But, as indicated in Federalist 68, their job is to investigate and to deliberate before voting. As far as I am concerned, the voters who select the electors are also obligated to investigate and deliberate before voting.

    Legitimate issues concerning qualifications get plenty of attention. Both the voters and the electors can be counted on to separate the real issues from the baloney.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 9:52:00 PM PDT · 227 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    Both before and after the 12th Amendment, the electors vote for and choose the president and vice-president. Your disagreement is with the Founding Fathers. They saw the electors job as a very important job requiring "complicated investigations" and deliberation. See Federalist No. 68.

    The fact that you are unhappy with the selection of a president does not justify that we alter our whole constitutional system.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 9:45:31 PM PDT · 226 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    According to Federalist 68, it was also felt by the Founders that the Constitution's procedures "affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications." I agree with the suggestion that if we just continue to trust the constitution's provisions for selecting our presidents, we can be confident (to a "moral certainty") that the electors will not choose anyone who is not "endowed with the requisite qualifications."

    It has to be conceded that a "moral certainty" level of confidence does still allow for some small possibility of error, but no system is 100% perfect. We shouldn't abandon a system just because we may be unhappy (for other reasons) with the selection of a particular president.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 9:30:06 PM PDT · 224 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    They serve a ministerial function. They have no authority to inquire into the age, citizenship, or residency requirements specified by Art. II. They vote. Period.

    Maybe you're familiar with the Federalist Papers written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Federalist Number 68 concerns "The Mode of Selecting the President."

    Federalist No. 68 explains why such an important function (choosing a President) was delegated to a small number of very important persons (electors):

    "It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made by men (the electors) most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations."

    Obviously, the Founding Fathers thought that choosing a president required "complicated investigations" and that the selection of a president should be made by people "most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice."

    The Founding Fathers saw the job of an elector as being much more than the perfunctory, ministerial function that you envision for them.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 8:59:23 PM PDT · 222 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    the function of electors is to cast votes for President and Vice President of the US. They have no other authority.

    Yes, their only function is to choose our presidents and vice-presidents every four years. But, that's a pretty big job.

    I assume that they try to make legal choices and understand that they are required to choose only persons qualified to serve. A lot of electors have surprised people with their votes. It could very well be that some of them did not vote as people predicted they would because they found there to be eligibility defects in some candidate. The Constitution does not require that they explain their votes.

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 8:23:38 PM PDT · 220 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    The role of the Electoral College is limited to casting votes in accordance with the popular vote of the State that each Elector represents. Their function is a ministerial function. In no circumstance do they possess authority to determine who is and who is not eligible for the Presidency..

    You did not find those notions in our Constitution. Under our Constitution, each state decides how it shall choose electors and those electors vote for president and vice-president. The Founding Fathers did not believe that states should be required to choose electors by popular vote. What you have written is what you apparently believe the Founding Fathers should have written. Lots of people believe that we should get rid of the electors and let the president be chosen by popular vote. But, we haven't done that yet. The electors are still choosing the president and vice-president. I believe that they are obligated to vote only for candidates who are qualified to serve. So far as I know, every elector has agreed with that view of their responsibility.

    We're just going to have to wait to see if the Supreme Court wants to become a screening committee for presidential candidates. I don't think it will, but again, we'll have to wait to see. ;-)

  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/25/2016 7:04:21 PM PDT · 215 of 283
    Tau Food to Ray76
    They do no such thing, they decide questions of law. Article II eligibility is a question of law. The Electoral College performs a ministerial function, they do not decide questions of law.

    Of course, we can remove any doubt by just beginning with a conclusion. If we begin with the assumption that measuring the qualifications of a presidential candidate must be a judicial function that can only be performed by the judiciary, then we will conclude that it is a judicial function that can only be performed by the judiciary.

    If, on the other hand, we begin with the assumption that measuring the qualifications of a presidential candidate must be an elector function that can only be performed by electors, then we will conclude that it is an elector function that can only be performed by electors. We should not begin with a conclusion.

    There is a legal question as to WHO under our Constitution is empowered to determine the qualifications of a presidential candidate and the judiciary can decide that legal question, but we should not assume that the Supreme Court must decide that question by ruling that only a court can determine the qualifications of a presidential candidate. In fact, there is good reason to believe that the Supreme Court, if it decides that legal question at all, will decide that the electors decide with finality the qualifications of a presidential candidate and that their decision is not reviewable by a court. If the Supreme Court really wanted to decide that legal issue as you believe they should decide it, then they certainly had a recent opportunity to do so. As you will recall, they made no effort to get involved.

    So, maybe we shall soon see. You may be right about what the Supreme Court will do, but I believe that you are wrong. I don't think the justices want to be looking over the shoulders of electors and I do not believe that they want to get involved in DNA tests or comparing photos of putative fathers and sons or hearing testimony of who was sleeping with whom or engaging in any of the baloney that we saw in the social media during the last eight years. It is inherently political.

    There is nothing wrong with the procedures that we have followed for more than 50 presidential elections.

  • Donald Trump: 'If I lose, I don’t think you will ever see me again'

    04/25/2016 4:19:56 PM PDT · 106 of 116
    Tau Food to DannyTN
    If Trump loses, it will be a generation before someone like him is willing to run again.

    I predict that if Trump loses, the election four years from now will be considered by many to be "the most important election in our lifetime." ;-)