Now that America’s problems are solved and there is no more rampant inflation, gas prices are at reasonable levels, the border is secure, and the economy is picking back up, House Democrats have decided to pass a thoroughly unnecessary bill for no other reason that optics.
It turns out women can become president, the bill states, as if we didn’t already know from Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin running as vice presidential candidates or the candidacy of the Trump-vanquished Hillary Clinton. The Democrats also wanted to make sure that LGBTQIA+ people could become president, as if there were any doubt about their eligibility for the office.
“The House passed a bill on Tuesday that seeks to revise federal law and clarify that women and LGBTQ Americans can be president of the United States,” the Hill reported. “The legislation, dubbed the 21st Century President Act, passed by voice vote. It also passed the House by voice vote in the last Congress.”
“The bill specifically takes issue with a portion of U.S. code that pertains to threats against presidents, former presidents and certain other individuals,” the report continued. “As currently written, the statute defines ‘immediate family’ as ‘the wife of a former President during his lifetime, the widow of a former President until her death or remarriage, and minor children of a former President until they reach sixteen years of age’.”
“But under the legislation that passed on Tuesday, that language would change to ‘the spouse of a former President during a former President’s lifetime, the surviving spouse of a former President until the surviving spouse’s death or remarriage’.”
“The U.S. has also never had an LGBTQ president,” the Hill report claims. “In 2020, however, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a popular candidate in the Democratic primary, winning the coveted Iowa caucuses before dropping out of the race. Buttigieg is now serving as Transportation secretary.”
However, there is a great deal of historical speculation about former president James Buchanan, who was the nation’s only “bachelor president.” A Smithsonian magazine article points out that some historicans have referred to Buchanan as the nation’s “first gay president” because of a close relationship he had with William Rufus King.
Regardless, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that forbids men or women from becoming President of the United States, regardless of sexual orientation. This is more petty grandstanding from a political party that is unable or unwilling to do anything positive on behalf of the American people and has resorted to nothing more than pointlessly passing symbolic bills.
American voters can’t wait until November to hand this Woke Democratic Party a midterm elections loss for the history books.
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