Monday, August 8, 2016

Stuff My Brain Says #78

Have you heard of these 2016 Presidential candidates:

Hillary Clinton (Democrat Party)
Donald Trump (Republican Party)
Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party)
Jill Stein (Green Party)

Well, I'm sure you've heard of the first two. The second two? Maybe. What I want to point out is that all four have something in common:

Clinton / Kaine
Trump / Pence
Johnson / Weld
Stein / Baraka

Did you guess it? Okay, one more hint:

This decision is considered the most important, first decision a candidate will make.

Give up?

They have all violated the Constitution of the United States.

By that I mean that they have each picked their "running mate". And that is unconstitutional.

According to the 12th Amendment, both the President AND the Vice President are elected separately. In the late 1960s that changed. Correction: the methodology changed; the Constitution was not. Which means that whenever a Presidential candidate announces their running mate, they have violated the Constitution.

Which is really confusing considering the following:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Nothing like starting off with a lie…

(For a more in-depth explanation, check out: "It's Broke. Time to fix it. Article #9".)

©Emittravel 2016


  1. Not exactly accurate. While the 12th Amendment says that the President and Vice President are elected separately, the elector puts in a vote for both and will follow the party line. The candidates are putting forth the party's vice presidential candidate. Theoretically, the electors could elect a different vice president, but nothing that the candidates have done is unconstitutional.

  2. You are sorta correct, Kevin. Caveats: on the ballot you will see the pairings as I mentioned above. You will not see alternate VP candidates. Also, during the primaries, you never see electoral voting for VP candidates, only the Presidential candidates. The VP doesn't even enter into the conversation until after the Presidential candidate is chosen. And that is when the 12th is "ignored".

    Good shtuff, Kevin. Thanks for thinking!! (I don't expect people to agree with me, I just expect them to think.)