I determined to take some of my Saturday today to watch and listen to the Hillsdale webcast on the United States Constitution. I thought it might give me some hope to see people discussing the importance of the Constitution and hear a university presentation on such.
I'm writing to say the whole thing fell apart at the end. After listening to two hours of reasonably passable interpretation of the founders principles and meanings as a basis for support of the Constitution, the whole thing fell into an abyss.
After each of the two hour long speeches, there was a question and answer segment for the audience and speakers in which to participate. I have to say, I thought the president of the university just blew smoke at the questions for the most part, but when he answered the very last question I was completely disillusioned by the entire event.
A very nice gentleman stood up and asked sincerely, "What do you think of the Constitutional requirements for the office of President of the United States, and what do you think of the Arizona law, just passed, on that issue?" Well, here stood a president of a university which claims to be a supporting educational institution on the Constitution of the United States, and what did the president of the university answer to that question? With a rather condescending attitude, the president of the university, Mr. Arms, stated he thought it was a non-issue. (paraphrasing here) He launched into the requirements for impeachment on the basis of the birth certificate issue and concluded that would be impossible to attain. Then he stated he thought there were so many more important issues to discuss and argue, that the Constitutional qualifications for this president were basically inconsequential to the more important issues. Hmmmmmm.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If we cannot do so much as abide by the simplest requirements for attaining the office of the Presidency of the United States of America, then what in the H E double LL are we thinking we can do about all of those other issues??? If we cannot adhere to the requirements of attaining the Presidency, then what is to prevent usurpers and foreign powers from taking over the highest individual office of the land??
So...what is it with this issue that people cannot seem to wrap their minds around? Mr. Arms brought up the alleged fact that Obama was elected. If Obama is a fraud, which I believe him to be, then the election was a fraud. It isn't rocket science. The man has never proven himself to be a legitimate candidate for the office and has spent millions on preventing the release of documents from most of his life.
So "foo" on you Mr. Arms, President of Hillsdale College. No spine. Not even a nod to the Constitution on this point. How hypocritical of you to present yourselves as purveyors of the Constitution, when you won't even support one important part of it.
Frankly, I'm sorry I wasted my time on this event. Hope you didn't.