August 20, 2013
WHEN THE BIRTHERS ARE ON THEIR SIDE:Conservatives rally Rush Limbaugh radio show fill-in Mark Steyn to run for Senate...despite the fact he's not a U.S. citizen (Leslie Larson, 8/19/13, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Conservatives are rallying around pundit Mark Steyn, a popular fill-in for bombastic radio host Rush Limbaugh, to run for Senate in New Hampshire. [...]
Hugh Hewitt, a conservative radio show host has launched a 'Ready for Hillary' type effort, urging Mark Steyn to run. More than 3,200 people have signed the petition so far. [...]
Though he now lives in New Hampshire with his brood of three children, he still pledges his allegiance to the Queen and has never become a naturalized American.
Article I, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says member of the U.S. Senate must be a U.S. citizen for no fewer than nine years, but the architect behind Steyn's candidacy says the 17th Amendment overrides that requirement.
"It just says the senator shall be directly elected," Hewitt, who teaches constitutional law at Chapman University School of Law, told his listeners.
Having just left Vancouver, it's silly to pretend Canada isn't America. And the 90 minute wait to cross the border is especially asinine.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2013 2:08 PM