Mr. Russell A. Scott’s letter to the editor on Sunday, June 18 made a very astute observation of Article VI of our Constitution and how it should have played a huge role during the confirmation hearing of Russell Vought for Deputy Director of the White House of Management and Budget.
As pointed out by Mr. Scott, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was obviously way out of bounds in his line of questing of Mr. Vought and he exhibited a woeful lack of understanding of our Constitution.
If you think Senator Sanders was out of line, read more of Article VI and you have to wonder how have we as a nation ended up in such a distressing situation regarding our entire immigration policy.
Article VI states: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, and any Thing in the Constitution of Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of of the several States Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
After reading Article VI all citizens should question on what basis did elected leaders ever come up with the idea of “Sanctuary Cities,” counties, and the like, and even more troubling, where did former President Obama ever get the authority to make such a mockery of our duly enacted immigration laws?
Terry R. Koenig