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[On Obama's winning the Nobel Peace Prize]

I agree with Bobbi Sanchez
If I'm reading and understanding it correctly, it's against the Constitution for him to accept it. Not that he cares about the Constitution.

"No title of nobility shall be granted by the United 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.

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9"

He should have declined it until his Presidency is over and then accept it, like Roosevelt.

Not that I believe he deserves it.

Heidi Elizabeth Heglar, One Million Moms on Facebook 38 Comments [10/27/2009 7:12:34 AM]
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Nobel =/= Nobility, Dimwit.

10/27/2009 7:14:41 AM

Meh

I don't think this should be in this category. That said, her logic is wrong. The Nobel Peace Prize could be construed as a present, but it was not granted by any king, prince or foreign state, but by a committee, nor is it a title of nobility.

10/27/2009 7:15:32 AM

louislois

Your attempt to appear erudite and wise by quoting the US Constitution backfired by your idiotic assumption that the Nobel Prize is an equivalent to a Noble title.

10/27/2009 7:20:23 AM

louislois

Double post. Apologies.

10/27/2009 7:24:47 AM

werewolf

Heidi Elizabeth Heglar is probably a stand-up comic. You've got to admit that was LOL funny.

Roosevelt's decision was personal not Constitutional. And, considering the travel time involved during his day, I'd say it was merited.

10/27/2009 7:27:57 AM



why is this on here. its not fundy at all, just stupid

10/27/2009 7:28:05 AM

aaa

Nobel committee isn't a different country or nobility. Do your research.

10/27/2009 7:38:08 AM

John

The Nobel Prize committee is a private organization that was established by the inventor of dynamite.

10/27/2009 7:41:15 AM

Clown

911, send a guy with cluebat to Heidi Elizabeth Heglar. Yeah, I can wait. Thanks.


10/27/2009 7:44:59 AM

jsonitsac

So all that has to be done is get the approval of the US Congress and everything is all set.

10/27/2009 8:06:43 AM



I think Newsweek said it best:

"Only in America could winning a Nobel prize be a source of shame."

10/27/2009 8:10:55 AM

WWWWolf

> from any king, prince, or foreign state.

The Norwegian Nobel Commitee, acting under the Norwegian Parrliament, chooses the winner. The money, however, was Alfred Nobel's, who was a private citizen who could do whatever the hell he wanted with his money.

10/27/2009 8:26:10 AM

campbunny

I don't trust members of One Million Moms on Facebook.

10/27/2009 8:29:06 AM

Dark_Lord_Prime

@Werewolf: "Heidi Elizabeth Heglar is probably a stand-up comic. You've got to admit that was LOL funny."

Also, her initials are HEH.

10/27/2009 8:40:37 AM

Leliel

I believe Heidi is legally required to go back to the 3rd grade.

Not that she cares about facts.

10/27/2009 8:54:20 AM

warlike199

Hmmm,The people on One million moms, seem to be a bunch of cry baby Bitches

10/27/2009 8:58:09 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

"If I'm reading and understanding it correctly ..."

You're not. (Big surprise)

The Nobel Prize Committee is a private organization; it is neither a king, a prince, nor a foreign state.

BTW, T. Roosevelt was a sitting president when he accepted the Nobel prize, as was Woodrow Wilson.

Got any more asshattery you need corrected?

10/27/2009 9:07:24 AM



I love her name.

10/27/2009 9:33:52 AM

AuraTwilight

You have no idea what nobility is, do you?

10/27/2009 9:42:28 AM

RustyShackleford

This is actually not a frivolous position, though I think it's incorrect.

A few idiots might be confused, thinking that "Nobel" and "Noble" are the same thing, but this poster doesn't seem to think so.

The argument is that the cash award that comes with the Nobel Prize is an "emolument" (payment). They also argue that the Nobel Committee, being composed in part of members of the Parliament in Norway, is sufficient to make it a gift from a foreign state.

Again, I don't agree with it, but the argument isn't as absurd as some make it out to be.

10/27/2009 10:27:56 AM

Papabear

And the nitwits just keep on coming.

10/27/2009 10:45:16 AM

The L

"Nobel" =/= "noble."

10/27/2009 11:07:17 AM

Brianisha

Nobody cares about the constitution these days, except to use it as toilet wipes.

10/27/2009 11:16:24 AM



The Nobel peace prize is not a title of nobility. Nice try.

10/27/2009 11:34:35 AM

Old Viking

She also has a hard time with fort and fart.

10/27/2009 11:35:54 AM
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