Never Be President

So I was just re-reading the Fourteenth Amendment (what, you don’t read the Constitution for fun?) and I came to a horrible conclusion – it’s possible I won’t be able to run for Congress or the Presidency because of our insurrection when George W. Bush won in 2004 (see 83 Portland Rd Succeeds from Union).


Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Of course, we could try and get two-thirds of Congress to help, but that doesn’t seem likely …