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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Damn what does the President do on Christmas day?
    watches and moans as his family opens presents

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Of course the Nobel isn't a king, prince, or a foreign state. What does that have to do with anything?
    Read the quote from the constitution. I copied and pasted strait from there. Those are the groups he cannot accept prizes from.
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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by links136 View Post
    eh, i've just noticed alot of backlash against Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. I figured this would make at least someone happy. Supposedly that's impossible in modern society.
    Which is stupid. Who cares who some committee chooses to give a prize to, and how exactly is it Obama's fault. I generally support Obama, thought the prize going to him was stupid, and that was the end of it to my mind. It's a handful of people who just want to make a big deal over nothing.
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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by links136 View Post
    People can, and undoubtedly will, argue for some time about whether President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Meanwhile, though, there's a simpler and more immediate question: Does the Constitution allow him to accept the award?

    Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, the emolument clause, clearly stipulates: "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."


    washingtonpost.com

    happy?
    I seriously doubt if our current Congress will deny Obama his award.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Read the quote from the constitution. I copied and pasted strait from there. Those are the groups he cannot accept prizes from.
    I think what you meant to say was that the Nobel committee isn't a King, Prince, or Foreign State.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    First, it's an opinion piece and does not belong here. Second, the Nobel prize is not a King, Prince or foreign State, and third, congress could and probably would give their consent without any trouble.
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    –noun profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.


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    1470–80; < L ēmolumentum advantage, benefit, equiv. to ēmol(ere) to grind out, produce by grinding (ē- e- + molere to grind; see mill 1 ) + -u-, var. before labials of -i- -i- + -mentum -ment


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    –noun pres⋅ent 16. a thing presented as a gift; gift: Christmas presents.


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    1175–1225; (n.) ME < OF, orig. in phrase en present in presence (see present 1 ); (v.) ME presenten < OF presenter < ML praesentāre to give, show, present for approval, L: to exhibit (to the mind or senses), deriv. of praesēns present 1


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    1. bestow, donate. See give. 2. proffer. 3. yield. 5. See introduce. 9. introduce. 11. enact. 16. benefaction, grant, tip, gratuity. Present, gift, donation, bonus refer to something freely given. Present and gift are both used of something given as an expression of affection, friendship, interest, or respect. Present is the less formal; gift is generally used of something conferred (esp. with ceremony) on an individual, a group, or an institution: a birthday present; a gift to a bride. Donation applies to an important gift, most often of money and usually of considerable size, though the term is often used to avoid the suggestion of charity in speaking of small gifts to or for the needy: a donation to an endowment fund, to the Red Cross. Bonus applies to something, again usually money, given in addition to what is due, esp. to employees who have worked for a long time or particularly well: a bonus at the end of the year.
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    Hmmmmmm.... looks unconstitutional to me.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I think what you meant to say was that the Nobel committee isn't a King, Prince, or Foreign State.
    Yeah, that works too and is probably more understandable. It's what I meant.
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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    According to this Obama is the third President to get the peace prize while in office.
    This would suggest (at least to officials of that time) that it is in fact legal.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which is stupid. Who cares who some committee chooses to give a prize to, and how exactly is it Obama's fault. I generally support Obama, thought the prize going to him was stupid, and that was the end of it to my mind. It's a handful of people who just want to make a big deal over nothing.
    well it apears Obama has the same approval rating as when he was elected

    The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

    which to me being that he was pretty well liked back then, all this criticism is a few people trying to speak as if they're the majority.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by links136 View Post
    well it apears Obama has the same approval rating as when he was elected

    The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

    which to me being that he was pretty well liked back then, all this criticism is a few people trying to speak as if they're the majority.
    That is pretty much a given. It's the loud people on the fringe that get the attention.
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