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McCain's "Palin" pick will likely win the Election
of 2008, but may have devastating consequences
in the future for the Bill of Rights.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmingly the response I received via email on Aug. 30 suggests that whatever else happens this November, that if Sen. John McCain wins the Election of 2008 it will be only because he was smart enough to put Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the ticket even though the polls taken on Friday, Aug. 29 show the Democratic Obama-Biden ticket with an eight point lead over McCain-Palin. My initial thoughts were that the pro-choice Hillary Clinton female supporters who historically vote Democratic would not jump ship and vote for McCain simply because he put a woman, who just happens to be pro-life and is a gun rights advocate to boot, on his ticket. My gut instinct was that McCain and Sen. Barack Obama would split the female voters who were "female Reagan Democrats."

The rest of the Hillary supporters would fall in lockstep with the Democrats. Splitting the undecided woman's vote while McCain lost the Republicans and Independents who understood the Constitutional issue at stake, or lost the Christian Right which is disillusioned with the GOP and, like 2006, planned to sit out the election—or vote for Libertarian candidate Bob Barr or Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. In 2004 the Libertarian Party, with standard-bearer Harry Browne, took around 438,000 votes nationwide. The Constitution Party, with standard-bearers Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin, took 134,000 votes nationwide, proving very succinctly that third party candidates can't win, and that their votes go into the tally for the Democratic candidate. (If you wish to reread the original version of the article I posted on the 29th which, combined with a ton of emails showing support for McCain based solely on Palin's candidacy, has made me rethink this debate, you may click here to read it.)

Because thousands of conservatives who had previously decided to sit out the Election of 2008 did an about face when GOP presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, the Election of 2008 or the fate of the 2nd Amendment—or both—may have been decided shortly before noon on Aug. 29 even though the voters will not officially speak until Tues., Nov. 4, 2008.

To appease radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the evangelical leaders who opposed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney because of—they claimed—his fuzzy view on abortion (when their unspoken opposition to Romney was really based on his Mormon faith), and Sen. John McCain's staff who wrongly surmised that the liberal Hillary Clinton-feminists who balked at supporting pro-abortion Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama (with whom they largely agree politically) would support a conservative pro-life, pro-gun, first term governor (with whom they vehemently disagree) just because she is a woman. The factor I failed to compute into this equation was the fickleness of the conservative voters who, for the past year, have been chiming either Congressman Ron Paul's name as a write-in candidate, or prolife candidate Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin although it was humanly impossible for any of them to win unless everyone else got out of the race.

Hillary Clinton supporters are Hillary Clinton supporters because they reject the core tenets of the Republican Party. In other words, the wayward female Clinton supporters won't vote for a woman just because she's a woman. Many of the Clinton supporters who would have voted for left-of-center John McCain will not vote for him specifically because he added prolife Gov. Sarah Palin [R-AK] to his ticket.

McCain knew he was taking a calculated risk in naming Palin simply because she is virtually unknown to voters in the continuous 48-States. Furthermore, like Obama, she is completely untested on both the national and international stage. But even more important, like Hillary Clinton who unconstitutionally sought the office of President, Palin is also constitutionally ineligible to run for, be elected to, or serve as, Vice President of the United States because of the provisions of Article II of the Constitution.

To many of those rallying around her candidacy, this is an unimportant fact. She is the first breath of fresh air in the Republican Party since Ronald Wilson Reagan. When she became governor of Alaska she laid off the chef in the governor's mansion because she was capable of cooking for her family. She also decided since she could drive a car she no longer needed a taxpayer-funded chauffeur. As governor, she took on the oil and gas lobby, the environmentalists, and the State political party bosses. She was so unconventional that the State party bosses on both sides of the aisle fear her. But the people of Alaska love her.

And Palin also scares Sen. Barack Obama. Obama was quick to denounce Palin as "unqualified to be vice president" even though she is actually far more qualified than he. Obama's campaign declared that she was "...a former suburban mayor and beauty queen who has been in the governor's mansion for less than two years." In point of fact, as the head of a State, Palin was the chief executive of Alaska who made the decisions of a chief executive. Obama, as a civil rights organizer, State senator and, finally, a freshman US Senator, made no "chief executive decisions." Further, Obama has headed no major committees and has never overseen the activities of any part of the federal bureaucracy. He should be afraid of Sarah Palin because the beauty queen is more qualified to be President than he. Obama's campaign also claimed that Palin's presence on the national ticket would neutralize McCain's perceived strength on national security. The fact that they said it tells you they believe the opposite. Obama spokesman Bill Burton said, "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency." Wait a minute. Is not the Democratic Party attempting to put a man with zero foreign policy experience in the Oval Office?

In her acceptance speech, Palin appealed to the woman vote saying: "Hillary Clinton left the cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. It turns out the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all." And. that's the only rub with Gov. Palin's candidacy. What she—and Hillary Clinton—view as a glass ceiling is a prohibition deliberately penned into the Constitution of the United States by the Founding Fathers.

Article II, Section 1-4 of the Constitution appears to establish only four ironclad qualifications for the job as President of the United States. The president must [1] be at least 35-years of age, [2] must be a natural born citizen and [3] have lived in the United States at least 14 years. And, finally, 18 times Article II reiterates that the President of the United States will be a man.

What that means is that not only could Hillary Rodham Clinton not seek the office of President of the United States without Congress first adopting and ratifying a constitutional amendment degenderizing the office of President, but Gov. Sarah Palin cannot constitutionally seek the office of Vice President for the same reason. As Bill Burton so aptly noted, the Vice President is one heartbeat away from the office of President. Logic suggests that, constitutionally, since a woman cannot be President she cannot be Vice President either because the job of the Vice President is to be prepared to step into the Oval Office as President should anything happen to the commander-in-chief/head-of-state.

The latest attempt to degenderize the presidency was the Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment, proffered by Congressmen Vic Snyder [R-AR] and Barney Frank [D-MA] in June, 2003 and Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT] in July ostensibly to repeal the "natural born citizen" clause when more specifically, it was designed to degenderize the office of the President, The amendment said: "Section One: A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been for 20 years as a citizen of the United States, and who is otherwise eligible to the Office of President, is not ineligible to that Office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States. Section Two: This article shall not take effect unless it has been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States not later than 7 years from he date of its submission to the States by the Congress." The first statement of the amendment degenderizes the office by substituting the word "person" for the male gender terms found in Article II, Sections 1-4. The Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment failed. An attempt was made to reintroduce the bill again the following year. What killed the amendment was the fear of foreign influence in US elections, not the gender issue. However, had the gender issue been raised, those opposed to Hillary Clinton's run for the Rose Garden would have even more adamantly opposed the amendment. However, the fear of foreign influence on the politics of the United States should be in everyone's mind this year since Sen. Barack Obama is not only a lawful citizen of Kenya, he is also a lawful citizen of Indonesia.

Palin's candidacy will shake up the presidential race. The announcement itself pushed Obama's nomination off the front pages of the nation's newspapers. However, all has not been good news for the McCain camp. The Gallup Poll taken on Friday, Aug. 29 showed Obama with an 8-point convention bounce—49 to 41. Rasmussen and ABC put it closer: Obama 49, McCain 45. Only CNN put it at a dead heat, 47 to 47. Rating the running mates, USA-Gallup only 39% of the respondents felt Palin was qualified to be Vice President while 57% thought Sen. Joe Biden [D-DE] was qualified. The real test for the McCain-Palin team will come with the GOP convention this week. However, as my email box has confirmed, Palin has already infused the Republican Party with new life. Thousands of conservatives who had given up on McCain are not only supporting the McCain-Palin ticket, hundreds of them have opened their checkbooks and are donating money to their campaign.

The news that McCain picked a virtually unknown running mate came on the heels of reports that the two key front-runners for the job—Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney—confirmed to the media that neither made the final round. Former Washington Times reporter and Fox News Deputy News Director Bill Sammon correctly guessed that Palin would be McCain's choice several weeks ago. The McCain camp would not only not confirm he was right, but pooh-poohed the notion as "premature" when he tried to get a confirmation.

Palin was picked not only because she was a woman but, in 2006 when the Democrats swept both Houses of Congress and took the governor's mansions in several States, Palin orchestrated the stunning upset of two popular Alaska political figures. First she knocked off former four term US Senator and first term GOP Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski in the primary. Palin was involved in a three-way race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. She took 51% of the vote, bowling over both Murkowski and former State legislator John Binkley. Former governor Tony Knowles won the Democratic primary with 74% of the vote. Palin defeated Knowles in the general election. Knowles fully expected a cakewalk in the November, 2006 election. After all, his opponent was the former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska—and a former local beauty queen, Miss Wasilla. Knowles should have know better. Palin earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" in high school because in athletics—as in politics—she was extremely aggressive.

When Palin's name was first bantered as a possible GOP veep candidate she told the Washington Post that her being picked by the presumptive GOP nominee as vice president was "an impossibility," even though the idea of serving in national office intrigued her. But as attractive as Palin was, most of the media dismissed her as a viable pick simply because it was believed that McCain needed a running mate with strong domestic economic credentials since that is McCain's weak suit. However, as the new Palin followers have testified, Palin adds an even greater dimension to the ticket: humanity—a real person.

When she answered Kudlow & Company Larry Kudlow's question about the possibility of her being picked as McCain's running mate a month ago, she said: "As for the VP talk...I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I'm used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we're trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the US, before I can even start addressing that question."

Palin may well be the right person at the right time in history for the Republican Party—and for the people of the United States. Clearly the Democrats have fielded a presidential candidate who is completely unqualified to be President. Furthermore, Obama is a self-proclaimed "citizen-of-the-world" who appears to abhor the US flag. He has concealed his Islamic heritage by denying he was ever a Muslim when his Indonesian school records confirm that he was. Obama, who is half white, is also an anti-white racist. Without Palin on the ticket, McCain would likely have been the designated loser of the Election of 2008.

Palin changes the dynamics of this election. The McCain-Palin ticket has a better than even change of winning since Sarah Palin offers one thing that liberals and moderates like about Obama—charisma. However, between the two, Palin's people skills are real, Obama's are contrived. But all of the pluses of Sarah Palin are offset by the Constitution's glass ceiling not because it will keep her from winning this fall since most Americans believe that the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote also degenderized Article II. The 19th Amendment, ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, says: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." That's it. Period. Nothing there which amends Article II, Sections 1-4.

The prohibition against women serving as chief executive has not stopped them from running. The first to try was Victoria Woodhull who ran on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872—50 years before women got the right to vote for a female candidate. Woodhull was not only a woman, she was also only 34 years of age. The second woman to seek the office was Belva Lockwood in 1884. The first woman to have her name placed in nomination on the GOP ticket for President was Sen. Margaret Chase Smith [R-ME] in 1964. in 1972, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm [D-NY] was the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination. And, in 1984, pressured by NOW, the Democrats placed a woman on the Democratic ticket. Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro [D-NY] became Walter "Fitz" Mondale's running mate. They lost to Reagan-Bush in the second worst political upset in the history of the United States.

If the team of McCain-Palin wins in November history will be made on two fronts. First, a woman will have been elected Vice President of the United States. Second, and even more important, the Constitution of the United States will have been successfully amended by common practice. The people will have "voted" to amend the Constitution by ignoring its restrictions. What that means is that the globalists within our government who understand that world government cannot be achieved until the 2nd Amendment is breached and the private ownership of guns in the United States is outlawed by repealing the 2nd Amendment, will attempt an end run around the traditional way amendments are ratifying. They will legislate it out of existence, claiming the voice of the people was heard, and argue before the US Supreme Court that amending the Constitution by nullification is an acceptable alternative form of ratification based on the Election of 2008's nullification of the gender rule in Article II.

Postscript on the election totals from Two Cents Worth from Nov. 28, 2009: The Election of 2008 was an election that no Social Progressive with questionable citizenship credentials could honestly win since there simply are not enough far left voters in the country for Obama to amass 69 million votes. When you do the real math you realize there were far too votes for the number of people who actually voted. Once the article was posted the White House removed the statistics from its website, and the FEC chart was changed as well. But, when I found the information on the White House website, the statistics released by the Obama Administration on the Election of 2008 indicated there were 169 million registered voters. Eighty- million were registered as Democrats, 55 million were registered as Republicans and 28 million were registered as Independents.

The FEC reported that 56.8% of the registered voters voted. That's 96,992,000 actual votes cast by registered voters who voted once. But the total number of ballots in the ballot boxes totaled 132,618,580. It appears that a lot of people voted a lot of times, (or a whole big big bunch of ballots in a whole big bunch of States were simply added to the mix before or after-the-fact and counted with the legitimate ballots). Regardless how they got there, when you do the simple math, there were 35,626,580 too many votes counted. Obama was credited with receiving 69,456,897 votes. Subtract the 35,626,580 "too many votes" and we find 33,830,317 legitimate votes cast for Obama. The Progressive far left is comprised of about 31,820.000 people who would vote for a Marxist Muslim. That leaves about 2,030,317 independent voters who cast their votes for Obama. Four million, nine hundred thirty-four thousand, eight hundred fourteen Independents voted for Palin-McCain. The media claims that the Independents—all 28 million of them—voted for Obama. Surprisingly, with all the third party rhetoric, only 1,866,000 of them voted for one of the third party candidates.

Approximately 19,158,869 of them sat out the election because the best that I can see, their votes don't show up anywhere. I guess when we want to blame Obama on someone, we can honestly blame the people who gave their votes to Obama by default by not casting them for Palin-McCain (since almost every Republican vote in 2008 was cast for Alaska governor Gov. Sarah Palin, not Sen. McCain.) Had the registered independents who did not vote cast their ballot for Palin-McCain, your tax dollars would not be sitting in the personal bank accounts of America's money barons and your great, great, great grandchildren would not be up to their ears in debt the moment they were born. I understand it was the intent of the Independents to punish the GOP for becoming Democrats. But, in the end, since the only people who got punished were us, it would seem that voting for the lesser-of-two-evils would have been a much wiser choice for the American people. Hopefully each of those Americans who chose to teach the Republican Party a lesson can explain to their children how casting a vote for integrity cost each child and grandchild not yet born $36,000 in taxpayer debt on the day of their birth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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