I can only shake my head sadly when I see stuff like this. Are they merely incompetent or being obtuse?
—–Original Message—– From: Charles To: George M Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 7:43 pm Subject: Fw: Thank You For Contacting My Office
This was the reply to the following:
Please consider a challenge to the eliglbility of candidate Barack Obama. It is your duty to uphold the the U.S. Constitution, in this case, Article II – Section I – Clause V specifically, requires that “no person except a natural-born citizen of the United States” can hold the office of President. – Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States…and may not even be a legal citizen of the United States. So, how can he be President? S.R.511 States that John Sidney McCain, III, is a “natural born Citizen” under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States. S.R511 passed by a 99-0 unanimous consent of the Senate, with only John McCain not voting. The basis was – “Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens;” – a condition not met by Barack Hussein Obama II. – Co-Sponsors DNC Presidential candidate Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY]; DNC Presidential candidate Sen Obama, Barack [IL]; Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]; Sen Webb, Jim [VA]; Sen Coburn, Tom.
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From: “SenateWebmail@cornyn.senate.gov” <SenateWebmail@cornyn.senate.gov>
To: Charles XXXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Thank You For Contacting My Office
Dear Mr. XXXXX:
Thank you for contacting me regarding privacy. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important matter.
Privacy is an essential part of the freedom that makes America great. Our Constitution protects privacy by securing our homes and property against unreasonable government searches and seizure. It is the duty of Members of Congress to uphold this constitutional protection while also ensuring the safety and security of Americans.
Technological innovation has not only driven incredible economic growth in the United States, it has improved nearly every aspect of our lives. But new technologies also make available a great deal more information about the lives of American citizens, and thus raise privacy concerns. The same tools that enable our mobile phones to access the Internet from anywhere can be used to track those phones; unmanned aircraft systems can track terrorists and criminals, but also innocent citizens; and conducting more of our personal affairs through online tools gives companies an increasing amount of personal information. Our laws must continue to foster technological growth, but must also respect the privacy rights of all Americans. You may be sure that I will continue to work to ensure the privacy rights of American citizens are protected.
I appreciate the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
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