Saturday, February 18, 2012

Indiana’s Richard Lugar: The Unconstitutional Senator




The article below was written by Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips and is reprinted with permission:

Liberals tend to think of the Constitution as just some old document that should be ignored early and often. It is at best an inconvenience and occasionally something they can use against real Americans.

One Senator in particular is ignoring the Constitution. His actions fly in the face of the mandates of the Constitution and he makes a farce of it by his actions.

Who is the liberal and what is he doing?

It is liberal Republican Richard Lugar of Indiana. He is the unconstitutional Senator.

Why is he the Unconstitutional Senator?

Lugar was a resident of Indiana in 1976 when he was first elected to the Senate. He left for Washington in 1977 and now lives in Washington. His address in Indiana is a hotel. He does have partial ownership of a farm but the farm has no residence on it. According to published sources, he stays either in hotels or with friends when he comes back to Indiana.

Article One, Section Three, Clause three of the Constitution states:

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

There is no argument that in 1977, Richard Lugar was an inhabitant of Indiana. Now he is not. Lugar has not owned a home in Indiana since 1977. Lugar has no physical residence in Indiana. He still lists the home he sold in 1977 as his voting residence.

Lugar’s conduct is so outrageous that Tea Party members in Indiana have filed complaints alleging that Lugar is engaging in voter fraud when he returns to Indiana to vote.

Lugar has tried to analogize his tenure in Washington to military service. A member of the military gets to claim their last state of residence for all purposes until they leave military service.

For a liberal Republican to compare his self-enrichment at the taxpayers’ expense to those who wear the uniform of America’s armed services is to put it mildly, extremely offensive.

The Indiana Senate primary is May 8th. This primary will be the one of the first tests of the Tea Party this year. Various Tea Party groups have endorsed Richard Mourdock, Lugar’s opponent in the primary.

If we can defeat liberal Richard Lugar, we can send a message. Much as 2010 became the year of the Tea Party election, we the Tea Party can get 2012 off to a strong start by defeating Lugar.

Here is what you need to do…

Ask your local Tea Party group to get together and have a money bomb for Richard Mourdock. Even if it is not a great deal of money, remember this. Richard Lugar is the crown prince of the RINOs. There are many in the Washington establishment who want to see him reelected because if he is reelected he will continue to be Barack Obama’s favorite Republican. Those in the Washington establishment will continue to fund him as long as they believe he can win.

The Primary is still two and a half months away, but consider how you can volunteer. If you are in Indiana or close to Indiana, consider joining the campaign for a weekend or a week. They will need boots on the ground, especially as the election draws closer.

Even if you cannot make it to Indiana, there are still opportunities. With modern technology, you can phone bank for a candidate from anywhere in the United States.

This is our first big fight of 2012. We need to win.

Join me in this fight and on May 8th, we will ask Lugar and the GOP establishment, “Can you hear us now?”

Voting out of office such constitution violators as RINO Senator Dick Lugar will be a big step in turning around the nation and the GOP. Replacing Lugar with real conservatives such as Richard Mourdock is a key objective in 2012 for the TEA Party Movement. Let the cleansing of Congress begin with the Primary Elections.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I agree. Dick Lugar is horrible.