We live in an interesting time– not unique, but interesting. For the first time in history it appears as though a woman has a good shot to be on a major party ticket for the office of President of the United States. I say not unique because there has been a 25 women candidates for President in the years that this country was around. There were four of them in 1996 alone! Vice Presidential candidates number more than I want to count.
The question we will be looking at in this new series is not should a woman be President, but can she legally be President. To do this, we’re going to look at:
- The Founders point of view
- The Language in the Constitution
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Political Weapon
It should be a fascinating study. Since I don’t believe any Supreme Court would ever take a woman that was duly elected out of office, it’s my suggestion that if we find that she should not be in office (not a foregone conclusion) they should take up the issue before the primaries rather than after.