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"Palin" pick will likely win the Election
of 2008, but may have devastating consequences
in the future for the Bill of Rights.
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
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 electionor 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.)
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 Amendmentor bothmay
have been decided shortly before noon on Aug. 29 even though the voters
will not officially speak until Tues., Nov. 4, 2008.
appease radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the evangelical
leaders who opposed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney because
ofthey claimedhis 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
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.
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.
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 sheand Hillary Clintonview
as a glass ceiling is a prohibition deliberately penned into the Constitution
of the United States by the Founding Fathers.
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  be at least 35-years of age,  must be a natural born citizen
and  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.
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.
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.
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 bounce49 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 jobMinnesota Gov.
Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneyconfirmed
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.
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.
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, Alaskaand a former local beauty
queen, Miss Wasilla. Knowles should have know better. Palin
earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" in high school
because in athleticsas in politicsshe was extremely aggressive.
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: humanitya
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."
may well be the right person at the right time in history for the Republican
Partyand 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.
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 Obamacharisma. 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.
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 187250 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.
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 Independentsall 28 million of themvoted
for Obama. Surprisingly, with all the third party rhetoric, only
1,866,000 of them voted for one of the third party candidates.
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.