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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Daily Bites of the Constitution 28 - The Continuation of the Amendments


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Daily Bites of the Constitution of the United States
Reads From the Constitution in the Department of State's: 

Preamble: 

We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America. Article 1 legislative department: Section 1” Congress legislative powers vested: All legislative powers herein granted (by the people) shall be vested in a congress of the United States which shall consist of a senate and a house of representatives (for the people)


                                        


United States Constitution 


THE DISTRICT CONSTITUTING THE SEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL APPOINT IN SUCH MANNER AS THE CONGRESS MAY DIRECT:---- Amendment 23:


A number of electors of president and vice president equal to the whole number of senators and representatives in congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a state but in no event more than the least populous state. they shall be in addition to those appointed by the states but they shall be considered for the purpose of the elections of president of vice president to be electors appointed by a state.



 They shall meet in the district and perform such duties as provided in the 12th Amendment. 

(They superceded Article 3 with 12th Amendment.) 

2. The congress shall have power to enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation. (Ratified March 29,1961)
Amendment 24: Citizens Voting Rights:

The rights of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for president of vice president, for electors for president or vice president or for senators or representatives in congress shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.


2. The congress shall have power to enforce this Amendment by appropriate legislation. (Ratified january 23,1964)
Amendment 25: Removal of President: 



In case of the removal of president from office or of his death or resignation the vice president shall become president. 



2) Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the vice president the president shall nominate a vice president who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both houses of congress 


3. Whenever the president transmits to the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the vice president as acting president.

 

4. Whenever the vice president and a majority of either the principle officers of the executive department or of such other body as congress may by law provide, transmit to the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office the vice president shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as the acting president. 



Thereafter, when the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives has his written declaration that no inability exists he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the vice president and the majority of either the principle office of the executive department or as such other body as congress may by law provide, transmit within 4 days to the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.


 There upon congress shall decide the issue assembling within 48 hours for that purpose, if not in session. If the congress within 21 days of the letter of written declaration, or if congress is not in session within 21 days after congress is required to assemble, determines by two thirds votes of both houses that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the vice president shall continue to discharge the same as acting president. Otherwise the president shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

(Ratified February 10,1967) (to be continued Amendments 26 and 27)

To be Continued in the Next Daily Bites

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The Importance of a Moral Society
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Thomas Paine
COMMON SENSE
published anonymously on Jan. 10, 1776


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