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    Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    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."


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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    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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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Up until now the Constitution has meant nothing to Obama and his Czars who have no Constitutional power to do anything we have to listen to. This will mean nothing in the end even though he has illegally accepted it.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Is this a sock puppet? Such a funny post for a first post.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Is this a sock puppet? Such a funny post for a first 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.

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    And in other news Obama has been appointed King of Tazmania. The Tazmanian Devil is very pleased about this while Willy E Coyote has filed a lawsuit .

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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.
    the article says the president cannot accept any present or title for any reason, such as the Nobel Peace Prize, and being that there's a ton of re-elections in congress if i'm not mistaken, the general backlash from the public about the whole ordeal, and the fact that Obama can't even get healthcare through congress meaning the democratic majority is useless currently, it seems unlikely they would actually give their consent.

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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.
    Of course the Nobel isn't a king, prince, or a foreign state. What does that have to do with anything?

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    Re: Obama constitutionally barred from accepting Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by links136 View Post
    the article says the president cannot accept any present .
    Damn what does the President do on Christmas day?

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