Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kennedy Knighted, Dodd laughs at Constitution

Well, hello lovers. I haven't posted on here in so long I almost forgot how blogger works. Anyway, I'm sure all of you have heard about Senator Kennedy's recent knighting by the crossdressing relic of feudalism that is Queen Elizabeth II.
Since I don't watch TV I have no idea if the mainstream media has cared to report that this knighthood is a violation of Article I Section 9 of the Consitution, which states:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit 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.

When asked about this discrepancy, Senator Dodd laughed in the face of a reporter, clearly indicating that they have no intention of taking this violation seriously. My questions : Does it matter that the knighthood is 'honorary?' (I mean, aren't all knighthood honorary? Do we really expect Sir Paul McCartney or Elton John to don chainmail and ride out on their trusty steeds to defend the British Kingdom?) But more importantly, should we not uphold our elected officials to a very strict interpretation of the Constitution? Should Kennedy be removed from office or at least have to explain why 200+ years after we supposedly fought for our freedom and our rights he is supplicating to the throne? The Brits still do not have a constitution, and if our so-called 'leaders' are laughing in the face of ours we might as well not have one either. While we're at it why don't we turn in our guns, put up some more security cameras, start eating bangers and mash for breakfast and scream GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

5 Comments:

Blogger Austin 5-000 said...

I think Congress needs to create a private right of action so we can pwn this piece of shit for allowing Queen Elizabeth to rear her ugly head in our airspace. This is bullshit.

Sic semper tyrannis! Get her out of "are country"!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

The Constitution is a living document. Sometimes this is realized when amendments are added. Other times this is realized certain parts are interpreted in a new contextual time-period.

Let's hope that the latter occurred and that this complication wasn't totally ignored by the power elite.

Let him stay - but arrest him for murder.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Robot said...

Can we allow him to keep the title in return for (1) taking away the millions in earmarks that are going to solidifying his personal legacy in Boston, and (2) giving him the title belonging to Sir Allen Stanford, so that he in fact gets two titles?

1:45 PM  
Blogger To Scranton said...

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9:38 PM  
Blogger scantron said...

Ironically Camelot now has true aristocratic prestige.

1:08 AM  

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