Retired Judge J. Michael Luttig Says Constitution Disqualifies Trump From 2024

 August 23, 2023

Retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig is like many liberals in America:

He's desperately searching for a way to keep Donald Trump out of office.

Unlike America's other liberals, Luttig thinks that he may have actually found a way to do it:

By utilizing America's Constitution.

"Our Constitution is written for the most part in broad, open-ended capacious language that in which the restraints on our government are defined, and our rights and liberties as Americans are defined in broadest principle," Luttig began. "On the other end of that continuum of language in our Constitution are much more specific provisions akin to statutes in which the Constitution defines, for instance, the qualifications for the presidency of the United States."

He then brought up the fact that "the president must be 35 years of age."

Trump is almost 80.

"One of those qualifications is that the president must be 35 years of age. The disqualification provision of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, and, therefore, the imposition of that qualification for the presidency, is stated in perhaps the clearest language possible in the Constitution. It is unmistakable applicable to the former president and his role in activities on January 6."

Luttig went on to add that he believes that the constitution absolutely prohibits Donald Trump from running in 2024.

It's just a matter of how many secretaries of states exclude Trump from the ballot.

"The question is not whether the Section 3 of the 14th Amendment applies to the former president. It unquestionably does. The questions that the Supreme Court must decide eventually are rather more technical Constitutional questions. For instance, whether the clause is self-executing and which particular officials are in a position to challenge the qualification of the former president. But in terms of the process, the process is quite clear. I believe to a certainty that there will be secretaries of states in several of the states who will decline to place the former president on the ballot, arguing that he is unqualified by virtue of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment."

To be honest, it sounds to me like Luttig might be talking out of his keister here.

While I'm not saying that everything Luttig is saying is false, I am saying that Luttig is trying to interpret everything in a way that only benefits liberals.

That's not the American way.

Honestly and justice is.

It's a shame that America's Democrats have to be constantly reminded of that fact.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
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