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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Obamas Nobel Prize Unconstitutional

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A constitutional scholar says President Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize may be a violation of the U.S. Constitution because he received the award without the consent of Congress.







Last Thursday, Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Norway. He is the third sitting president, after Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, to win the award. While controversy swirled around the award being granted to a wartime president, Matthew Spalding with The Heritage Foundation is concerned about the constitutionality of Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Prize.



A clause in Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution states: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office or Trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign state." That raises a question: Is the Nobel Peace Prize an "Emolument" -- a gift arising from one's office which includes some sort of monetary award with it?

Obama's Nobel prize - unconstitutional? (OneNewsNow.com)



The messiah should not be denied his cute little award...







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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Peace prize what a joke!



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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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My God; If anybody thinks this is illegal or unconstitutional, don't you think Obama himself- a constitutional law professor by vocation himself- would have already known beforehand? Get real. Just say that you disagree with the award; that would be better.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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My God; If anybody thinks this is illegal or unconstitutional, don't you think Obama himself- a constitutional law professor by vocation himself- would have already known beforehand? Get real. Just say that you disagree with the award; that would be better.


Just look who posted it!
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My God; If anybody thinks this is illegal or unconstitutional, don't you think Obama himself- a constitutional law professor by vocation himself- would have already known beforehand? Get real. Just say that you disagree with the award; that would be better.


In that case I disagree with the award
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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That's fine with me. I can respect those who disagree; there's nothing wrong with disagreement. What I find to be disgusting is all those who say something Obama has done was, or is, unconstitutional- but nobody yet has challenged him in court or even filed such a challenge. Why is that?

As I said; I can respect people who just say that they disagree with the award. But when people try to apply their perception of the Constitution; they should be willing to back that up. So far nobody has.
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Well so far, I have not heard of any congressional or senate hearing over this matter. Is it not that if it is one for the goose, it is one for the gander? Hello, Bill Clinton, Ollie North, and all the other guys whose matters appeared before congress/senate over problems worse than the award.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #8
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I think it's just a matter of people not agreeing with Obama; but trying to give themselves credibility in their disagreement. I can accept the disagreement; but if anyone thinks they know the Constitution better than Obama; then put it in front of a court. The Supreme Court to be exact. I don't see any takers.
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