Ah yes. Hillary Clinton running for President of the United States. How many times have we heard that she and her husband, William Jefferson Clinton, were co-presidents during his 2-terms? Hillary must have said it a hundred times if she said it once. Now, let's look at that relationship, arrangement, or what have you.
There is a common law doctrine used today that is known as "Tenancy by the Entirety". It is a common law property right doctrine and a right of survivorship created between a husband and wife and by which together they hold title to the whole (of their property and their lives) with right of survivorship so that, upon death of either, the other takes the property and their life as a whole; as if the two were still one. It is to the exclusion of heirs or creditors. It is essentially a "joint tenancy", modified by the common-law theory that husband and wife are one person, and survivorship is the predominant and distinguishing feature of each.
Now let's look at the Office of the President of the United States of America. Is not the Office of the Presidency not the property right of the People of this country? The Office of President is a public trust. A trust is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as a "right of property, real or personal".
Based on the doctrine of Tenancy by the Entirety, and the fact that the Presidency of the United States is a property right, Hillary Clinton cannot run for President because her husband, Bill Clinton, already served two (2) terms as President of the United States. The 22nd Amendment states: "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice."
Now, with regard to Republican candidate, Michael Huckabee. Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas. He took over mid-way through former Governor Jim Guy Tucker's administration when Tucker was indicted, charged and convicted for federal crimes involving the Whitewater scandal–in which Bill and Hillary Clinton were major players in that scandal. Tucker tendered his resignation in July 1996 while appealing the Whitewater scandal convictions. Tucker rescinded his resignation as Huckabee was preparing to be sworn in, but within a few hours reinstated his resignation after Huckabee threatened to initiate impeachment proceedings against Tucker. Huckabee was sworn in as Governor of Arkansas on July 15, 1996. In November 1998, Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term by defeating retired Colonel Gene McVay in the primary and Jonesboro attorney Bill Bristow in the general election, becoming the state's third elected Republican Governor since the Civil War Reconstruction period. In November 2002, Huckabee was reelected to his second four-year term. By the end of his term, Huckabee owned the third-longest tenure of any Arkansas Governor.
Shortly before announcing his candidacy for the President of the United States, Huckabee ordered that the drives of 83 computers and 4 servers be destroyed during his transition phase in leaving office. According to Claire Bailey, director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, the governor’s office chose a combination of writing over the data and destroying the hard drives.Huckabee said that the decision to crush the hard drives was made in order to "protect the privacy of those who had personal information on the drives." Critics, however, recalled that early in Huckabee's term as governor, documents, e-mails and memos stored on hard drives formed the basis of embarrassing stories about Huckabee, including the allegations regarding personal use of the Governor's Mansion funds.
In 2005, liberal media bastion, Time magazine, named Huckabee one of the five best governors in the U.S., writing "Huckabee has approached his state's troubles with energy and innovation". The Club for Growth accuses Huckabee of being a liberal in disguise, saying Huckabee increased state spending 65.3 percent (1996–2004) and supported five tax increases.The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration states during Huckabee's tenure, taxes were cut ninety times for a decrease of $378 million dollars, but taxes were raised twenty-one times for a whopping increase of $883 million dollars.
On December 26, 2007, the conservative organization Judicial Watch announced that Mike Huckabee was named to its list of Washington’s "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2007. They state that Huckabee, as governor, was the subject of "14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office." Judicial Watch further accused Huckabee of attempting to block the state ethics commission's investigations of the allegations. Obviously, Arkansas governors with major ethics problems seems to be a recurring theme from that state.
The Cato Institute, a libertarian non-profit public policy research foundation, gave Huckabee an "F" for spending and tax policy in 2006. Huckabee has asserted he did not raise spending significantly in areas he could control and in those areas spending rose six-tenths of one percent a year during his entire governance. He also signed the first broad-based tax cut in Arkansas's history. For 2007, he says that his state enjoyed a surplus of nearly $850 million. However, during his tenure, the state’s general obligation debt increased by almost $1 billion.
Now we come to the Bobby Morris case. Bobby Morris was incarcerated for 40 years for owing just over $40,000 in child support arrearages because of his drug and unemployment problems. Based on the laws involving incarceration for owing child support, it becomes apparent that Mike Huckabee was the impetus behind these laws.
Pursuant to Arkansas Statutes, Sections 5-26-401 and 5-4-201 and 5-4-401, any child support debtor who fails to provide support is charged with a Class "A" Misdemeanor which entails jail of 1 year and/or $1,000 in fines. In 1999, the Arkansas statutes were revised. A Class D felony occurs when the person owes more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in past-due child support, pursuant to a court order or by operation of law, and the amount represents at least four (4) months of past-due support. Nonsupport is a Class C felony if the person owes more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) but less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in past-due support, pursuant to a court order or by operation of law. The person is subject to imprisonment for 10 years.
Nonsupport is a Class B felony if the person owes more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in past-due child support, pursuant to a court order or by operation of law. The person is subject to imprisonment for 20 years. If the person has three strikes, as in the Bobby Morris case, he can be imprisoned for the maximum of 40 years.
These laws were passed 1997 under Governor Huckabee's watch. These laws were revised in 2001 during Huckabee's second term. He signed the laws into place, had knowledge of them, and is therefore, ultimately, responsible for them. The proverbial "Buck stops with Huck".
The Arkansas Supreme Court Justices obviously place blame on the legislature for creating a "debtor's prison" in Arkansas. Judges, more often than not, legislate from the bench. Wonder why they can't legislate from the bench in this case?!? The punishment definitely DOES NOT fit the crime in this instance. It violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution's Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clauses.
Arkansas is the state where presidential candidate, former governor Mike Huckabee comes from. He is the one who signed these laws into effect in Arkansas when he was governor. Given the statement he just made in the most recent Republican debate that all single mothers must be helped, if anyone wishes to vote for Huckabee, he is the devil in sheep's clothing when it comes to fathers and child support. He is a liar and a fraud. He is not deserving of the Republican nomination in this election. If you are a male, and have sympathetic females who support you, you must not vote for Mike Huckabee or Hillary Clinton.
Bruce Eden, Civil Rights Director
DADS (Dads Against Discrimination)