Many Americans may not have heard about John Dummett’s run for the presidency of the United States and others who did became enamored with his effort to bring the nation’s attention to what he and millions of others considered Barack Obama’s illegitimate birth certificate. In effect this could very well be the 21st century version of Jimmy’s Stewart’s 1930’s era movie of Mr. Smith’s Goes to Washington…maybe.
With such conservative political heavyweights like Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul who recently won the CPAC straw vote there are naysayers who may feel that Dummett cannot possibly have a second bite at the presidential sweepstakes. Yet, in speaking with the presidential candidate the earnest commitment to conservative values and principles can possibly ignite many converts along the trail from here to the nomination in 2016.
But what truly makes his everyday man’s presidential run different than someone who is well heeled in presidential network connections and knee deep in tons of donors who will write millions of dollars in checks? The California native has a small but growing group of determined believers that are beginning to stretch out across the landscape of America.
In fact, one of the best examples that Dummett may have in his bid for the nomination is actually Barack Obama himself. When the president ran for state senate in Illinois he had less experience than Sarah Palin had when she was member of her children’s PTA and a city council member and mayor of her town.
When Obama became a U.S. senator he had not balanced a single budget except for settling accounts for weed he may have purchased or received during his college days. On the other hand Dummett has had the responsibility of dealing with multi-million dollar budgets as a staff programmer analyst. Does that qualify him to be president? That would be up to the voters, but at least he understands the basics involved in balancing government budgets, which, after five years in the Oval Office, Obama still has not managed to grasp.
But what does it speak to when a person decides to seek the highest political office in the nation and he is in effect a next door neighbor? Does the “everyday go to work and pay the bills and raise a family” somehow nullify his qualifications to be president of the United States? After all he did not attend Harvard Law School as Obama did. Yet we see how well that worked out for Americans who have been living under his economic terrorism for five years counting.
The U.S. Constitution is remarkably precise in the qualifications which allow an American citizen to officially run for the office of president. Wait, step back, there goes that official citizen issue. Because Dummett actually went to court to overturn the certification of Obama as president since Dummett’s lawsuit and millions of “barters” believe and still believe that Obama offered a faked birth certificate.
But moving on, the Age and Citizenship requirements of the US Constitution, Article II, Section 1 specify:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
One of the central questions that many voters across the nation will be asking themselves not just in the mid-term elections but during the presidential 2016 election cycle as well is: When they look in the TV do they see a person who understands the challenges, the perils and the goals of everyday families in the nation who believe in God and support conservative family values?
Perhaps, Americans will want to take a second, third and even fourth look at a candidate like John Dummett who is not schooled in the fine art of political sidestepping. Perhaps Dummett’s stand and support on issues that touch the core of America’s heartland is worth embracing as a fresh breeze is during a hot day in summer.
Sure the climb up the presidential political mountain is going to be a challenging one for candidates like Dummett, but there is no room for impossible if one puts his or her foot down one after the other. His honesty is refreshing and if you are interested, contact him at his John Dummett for President 2016 website.
Whether you agree with all, some or only a few of the issues that the conservative 2016 presidential contender believes in, he is honest, firm in his convictions and a refreshing breath of fresh air when it comes to presidential sweepstakes.
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