The Constitution of the United States
A Transcription (hosted at the U.S. Archives)
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
If he approve he shall sign it,
but if not he shall return it,
with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively.
If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him,
the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it,
unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
(U.S. Constitution, adopted 1789, Sections 1-6 omitted. Spacing, indentations and alignment modified by poster)
Please go to the link and read the Constitution for yourself. And allow me explain, again, differently:
- EVERY bill which SHALL have passed the House and the Senate,
- SHALL be presented to the President,
Then, the President has THREE (3) OPTIONS:
- IF the President approves, he SHALL sign it, or
- IF the President DOES NOT approve, he SHALL return the BILL to the CHAMBER in which the BILL orginated with his WRITTEN OBJECTIONS, (note: commonly known as a VETO) or
- The President MAY do nothing. (if more than 10 days (excluding Sundays) is left in the legislative session, the Bill SHALL become LAW with NO SIGNATURE.
ONCE AGAIN: The President has 3 options:
- SIGN, or
- VETO, = NOT sign and return to Congress with written objections, or
- DO NOTHING.
WHY do I explain such PLAIN and SIMPLE language? Here is why:
As reported by FOXNEWS.COM:
President Obama late Wednesday signed the fiscal crisis bill passed by Congress using an autopen while on vacation with his family in Hawaii.
Obama appeared in the White House briefing room minutes after the House passed the bill to praise the deal in an eight-minute speech.
The autopen is a mechanical device that copies the president’s signature. According to the White House Executive Clerk’s Office, the bill was sent to Obama in PDF form Wednesday afternoon, and was signed via autopen once Obama approved it.
Obama is the first president to sign bills electronically, and has signed two previous pieces of legislation using the technology.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:
The Constitution, DOES NOT say, the President may authorize someone else to SIGN BILLS for him.
The Constitution, DOES NOT say, the President may authorize someone else to COPY his signature for him.
The Constitution, DOES NOT say, the President may authorize someone else to “STAMP” his signature for him.
The Constitution DOES NOT say, the President may authorize someone else to “CUT & PASTE” his signature for him.
The Constitution DOES NOT say, the President may authorize someone to create a machine which can take a pen and copy the President’s signature for him.
ANY QUESTIONS? CLEAR AND PLAIN LANGUAGE !
IF a SIMPLE procedure, or action, described with specificity that any third (3rd) grader understands, IS NOT being followed,
THEN is ANY CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURE, ACTION, or PROHIBITION being followed?