Daily Bites of the Constitution :7

By Pearl Leona Sturgis

Post # 7

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


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 Article
Article 2 section 1 paragraph 2 (continued) Former Methods of electing president and vice president:

If no person have a majority then the 5 highest in the list of the same house shall in like manner choose but in choosing for the president the votes shall be taken by the states, the representation from each state having one vote. The quorum for that purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the states shall be necessary for the choice. In every case after the choice of the president the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the vice president. If there shall remain to or more having equal votes the senate shall choose from them the vice president by ballot. (this [paragraph was superseded by the 12th amendment.) 

Amendment 12 to Article 2 section section 1 clause 2:

 Election of president and vice president:

The electors shall meet in respective states and vote by ballot for president and vice president, one of whom at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state as themselves. They shall name in the ballot the person voted for as president and in distinct ballot the person voted for as vice president and of all persons voted for as vice president and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States directed to the president of the senate----and the president of the senate shall, in the presence of the senate and the house of representatives (of the people) open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest number of votes counted shall be the president. 

A Nation of Sheep

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."

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