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AnyPersonForPresident

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Sour Grapes and Saddle Sores

George Hirst

Any Person can candidate for President Feb. 22, 2007

"Any person who is a natural born citizen of the United States shall be eligible to the office of President; any person shall be eligible to that office who has attained the age of thirty five years and been a resident within the United States for fourteen years" Adaptation of Article II, Constitution of The United States of America.

As of this date of writing there are ninteen persons who have declared themselves as candidates for the office of president of this nation. Six more are considering. Of the nineteen declared eight are Senators or former Senators, four are members of the House of Representatives, six are governors or former governors, one is a former mayor. Add the six yet to declare and there is a total of twenty five persons seeking to the office of President. Notice here there is no mention of political party.

What is this office that so many persons seem to want,and who spend a lot of money, energy and talent trying to attain it? It seems especially so since at this time in our history the government under leadership of the present office holder seems in disaray and most of us would not even consider running for such a position.

My first word of advice as voters in all of this is to keep your mouth shut, your ears wide open and watch with all your free personhood. Do not repeat or even believe all the "nastiness" that is spoken by candidates about each other.

I believe that voters who believe in freedom, do not listen to campaign promises or mud slinging and being fully aware of the effort to "buy" a president, will elect the best person for this office. It is our responsibility to find a way through all the words and promises about the issues and situations. It needs to be voter power and not candidate promises that brings an end to war and corrects social disaray.

Candidates have certain abilities and skills that are used to support their qualification to be elected. The full text of the qualifications of a candidate and spells out the powers of the office are as follows:

Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution. "The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected as follows:

Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which each State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative or person holding an office of trust or profitt under the United States, shall be appointed as an elector.

The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.

Section 2 contains the powers in thet office The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and the Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states when called into actual service of the United States. ... He may require the opinion , in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments.

The requirments are clear to all of us. The 2008 election is marked by a Black American and a woman aspiring to the office thereby witnessing for the first time that "any person over 35" may run for the office..

Which brings me back to: I believe that voters who believe in freedom, do not listen to campaign promises or mud slinging will elect the best person for this office. It is our responsibility to find a way through all the words and promises about the issues and situations.

In the next two years pay attention to what you read and hear. Pay close attention to the places where persons speak of changes and issues. Ignore as best you can negative comments, obvious purchase of support for special interests and certainly negative comments or detrimental information. The 2008 election ought to be won by citizens who vote for and who believe in a nation of all sorts of people who can live in and work for a world of peace and justice.

SourGrapesAndSaddleSores


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