Of The Day
But, sometimes not every day.
I've got a meeting on the South Shore. But read
the amendment over. The intention of the framers of this amendment
was to prevent a lame duck Congress, in the event of no Presidential
candidate getting a clear majority, from electing (or impeaching)
a President. The framers wanted the new
Congress, "fresh from the people," to select the President
in such a case. In fact, they rewrote the starting date of the
new session, with this amendment, for that exact and expressed
purpose. Before this amendment, Congresses had to wait 13 months
And this is not just splitting constitutional legalities, either. Imagine that the country pronounces a ruling party as unacceptable in a national election and throws the majority out. Then they proceed to impeach the popular leader of that electoral revolution in their lame duckness? That, obviously, is not the exact case we have here, but all of the factors are present, even if the personalities and the issues at hand are less historic, to say the least. Sometimes the issues are not conservative vs. liberal; moralistic vs. the "me" generation; sometimes they are just right vs. wrong, which still has sway in the world. Don't you agree? Call me crazy.