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Obama Cannot Accept Nobel Prize Without Congress

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posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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Obama Cannot Accept Nobel Prize Without Congress


www.foxnews.com

In a letter penned to President Obama on Monday, Florida Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite claims Obama is obligated under the U.S. Constitution to obtain Congress' approval before he formally accepts the prize.
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posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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Yet another violation of the Constitution.
Lets see how he gets him self out of this one.

If the prize is coming from the nobel committee which is appointed by the goverment of Norway, then this is a direct violation of the constitution.

Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, the emolument clause, states: "And no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state."

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posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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I only expect the worst from Barry(Barak Hussien Obama)Soetoro.There sounds like there should be a reverend in there somewhere.I certainly don't expect him to follow any of our "unjust" laws.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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While I think the award of the Nobel to President Obama is somewhat of an insult to previous (and future?) winners, I think he could accept the Nobel but defer on the monetary award.

I'm not a Constitutional scholor; the hang-up seems to be the "emolument".



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by robwerden

Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, the emolument clause, states:

"And no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state."




The Nobel Peace Prize 2009

"for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"

Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States of America

nobelprize.org...


This is actually quite funny and somehow disturbing.

He'll have to reject it based on the fact that he hasn't actually done anything to further world peace.


[edit on 27-10-2009 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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How can the commander of the US forces accept the peace prize, when the forces under his command are spreading death and misery on a weekly basis? Obviously collateral damage doesn't preclude someone from winning the peace prize. The prize might as well be spread as a cereal box competition for what it's worth...

Oxymoron.

Yet the people still vote the warpigs into power... crazy.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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Interesting scenario.

Anyone care to see if this law applies to the situation.


Receipt and disposition of foreign gifts and decorations

How Current is This?
(a) For the purpose of this section—
(1) “employee” means—
(A) an employee as defined by section 2105 of this title and an officer or employee of the United States Postal Service or of the Postal Regulatory Commission;
(B) an expert or consultant who is under contract under section 3109 of this title with the United States or any agency, department, or establishment thereof, including, in the case of an organization performing services under such section, any individual involved in the performance of such services;
(C) an individual employed by, or occupying an office or position in, the government of a territory or possession of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia;
(D) a member of a uniformed service;
(E) the President and the Vice President;


www.law.cornell.edu...



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Knowing American politics, and the way the politicians find ways around their troubles, Obama will find a way to accept the award. I wish someone could do something about it, but who will? Congress can only prevent this from happening for so long. Someone already stated that if its possible to post-pone the award, that will likely happen.

Star and Flag.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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You all don't seriously expect a democRAT infested congress to turn him down do you? He is the chosen one you know.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:02 PM
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So why has every other president been allowed to accept gifts in the past? How about every time a world leader comes over and gives the president something.

People are really grasping at hairs here with their evident hate for Obama. I don't know what is worse, the amount of hate speech or the state of the country with our current leadership ( and I mean all of them)



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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Does any one else find it hilarious that he can't claim a prize he doesn't deserve?



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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I don't have a problem with Obama accepting the award. There have been numerous dubious recipients in the past and I don't give the award any credence at all.

If the Constitution demands that Obama seek Congressional approval, then Congress should approve, so long as Obama donates the financial award to charity in the name of the American people.

Also, Obama should publicly accept the award on behalf of the American people who have done so much in the course of our history to bring peace to the world.



[edit on 2009/10/27 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:22 PM
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Wow. Talk about not understanding the law and trying to just create more anti-Obama right-wing BS.

The Nobel Association is not a "king, prince or foreign state" so the rule on gifts doesn't apply. The no gifts rule is to prevent bribes or coercion. The Nobel Prize doesn't fall into that sort of category.

People are completely allowed to be unhappy about whomever is the President, I was unhappy with the previous President, but the number of demonstrably factually false statements being made about Obama is astounding and unprecedented.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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Look it is absolutely vital that Obama be able to receive this prize.

It comes with 1.4 million dollars in prize money.

His Lawyer bills are mounting in his ongoing efforts to supress his Birth Certificate from constitutional authorities.

We run a huge risk here of loosing our first Kenyan President!

He has got to, got to be allowed to keep this money. If he is drummed out of office no telling who the Powers that Be will give us for our next President.

We could end up with a Pacific Islander or South American canibal head hunter in retaliation!

It's rumored that Charles Taylor of Liberia was actually born in Cleveland!

They say Pol Pot of Cambodia is rumored to have been born in Detroit!

Don't do this to us people! It always goes from bad to worse!

Obama must be allowed to keep this prize!



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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Not so. Nobel committee isn't ...from any king, prince or foreign state.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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Do you actually think they would deny the savior?



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:46 PM
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Funny how nobody got up in arms about the little pen holder, framed HMS Resolute commission, and the volume biography of Churchill that he got from Gordon Brown, the PM of England. How about the book he got from the Pope?

I'm sure there are many other "presents" which people have somehow looked over.

This obviously isn't about the constitution. It's about him receiving the noble prize - regardless of the constitution.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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nobelpeaceprize.org...

the Peace Prize is awarded by a committee appointed by the Norwegian Storting.


en.wikipedia.org...

The Parliament of Norway (Norwegian: Stortinget) is the supreme legislature


About Norway

The Storting (Norwegian national assembly) has served as the highest political body in Norway since the introduction of Parliamentarianism in 1884


The Nobel prize is awarded by the Nobel Committee.
The Nobel Committe is appointed by the Parliament of Norway.
The Parliament of Norway is the Government of a Foreign State.

Therefore the Nobel Prize is from a Foreign State.



[edit on 10/27/09 by makeitso]



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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As much as i find Obama to be a socialist and intent on destroying capitalism, and not deserving of this prize since he has not done anything notable.

I think to deny him the ability to accept it will be seen as pure pettiness, and show the republican party being more interested in humiliating the President than bettering America.

This is the same disgusting politicking as how certain republicans took glee and enjoyment out of Chicago being denied the Olympics, they where happy an American city lost hte Olympics to a foreign one, just because they thought it humiliated Obama a little.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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If they can pull themselves away from screwing around on the job:

www.abovetopsecret.com...&addstar=1&on=7427330#pid7427330



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